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Talli Roland: 'As wonderful as self-publishing is, it does have its limits'

The comic romantic novelist explains that doing it herself has been empowering, but managing the business side can be distracting<p>Scroll down to recommend your own favourite self-published authors<p>Why did you decide to self-publish?<p>I had a very satisfactory experience working with a traditional …

MAULDIN: Japan Is On The Brink Of Disaster

<b>The Mother Of All Painted-In Corners</b><p><i>Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."</i><p><i>"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible</i> …

Economics

Tobacco firm begins 'stealth-marketing' campaign against plain packaging

With their backs to the wall amid increasingly tough regulations, as well as the looming threat of having to remove all branding from cigarette …

Cigars

10 great vegetarian recipes

Did you get the message that it's a good idea to eat less meat, for environmental reasons? Because it's probably better for our health? Or perhaps …

Obesity study in Aberdeen looks at snacking

<b>Researchers attempting to learn why people snack are to study the health and habits of more than 100 Scots.</b><p>It is part of a Scottish government drive to tackle the obesity problem.<p>The team at Aberdeen's Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health are hoping to recruit 120 volunteers who will be …

Holistic Medicine

Leading business group ups UK growth forecast

A leading business group has upgraded its economic growth forecasts for the first time since before the recession in a further sign of cautious …

Economics

The Wealthy Kids Are All Right

Two 21-year-old college students sit down in a coffee shop to study for an upcoming test. Behind the counter, a barista whips up their double-shot …

Income Inequality

How Germany went from bust to boom on the talent production line

Robin Dutt has a lovely problem on his hands. Sat in his office in Frankfurt, the man who replaced Matthias Sammer as the sporting director at the …

Jeremy Hunt's blundering blaming of GPs makes for bad politics

The inevitable NHS crisis has begun to rumble even sooner than predicted. Not two months into the great commercialising upheaval, and blood pressure …

Tony Blair

Pint to pint: The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Our guide to the best British pubs. This week: The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.<p>The view from the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle is a lesson in the city's history. Across the cobbled square in front of the 1901-vintage pub sits the Castle Keep, constructed in 1080 by Maurice the Engineer (also …

England

Ask Eat Like a Man: The Bacon Test

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>I don't</b> …

BBQ

Use your loaf: when only sliced white bread will do

Things are looking crummy for sliced, wrapped bread. A report by retail analysts Kantar notes that there was a 1.8% drop in sales last year, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The 3 Best Ciders to Drink Right Now

<b>The definite, inevitable, any-minute-now</b> explosion of artisanal hard cider across the United States has been written about with breathless anticipation by the food media for a few solid years now. And yet here we are still waiting for craft ciders to show up, Godot-like, at our local supermarkets …

Cider

New report addresses UK's chef and kitchen staff shortage

The Chef Shortage: A Solvable Crisis? study combined new and existing data with the views of chefs and stakeholders from 45 companies across the …

South African wine: the Cape crusaders

Young South African producers are producing complex, nuanced wines on a boutique scale: seek them out if you can.<p>At the end of last summer, loads of wine people suddenly all went nuts about a particular South African wine. Neal Martin, from The Wine Advocate, gave it 96 points. Joe Wadsack, an …

South Africa

Caribbean shepherd's pie recipe

A comforting, autumnal pie filled with spiced lamb mince and topped with sweet-potato mash.<p><i>Serves eight</i><p><b>for the filling:</b> <br>4 tbsp olive oil<br>900g (2lb) minced lamb<br>2 onions, roughly chopped<br>1 large red pepper, or 2 small ones, deseeded and chopped<br>100g (3½oz) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks<br>3 …

Recipes

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

'Cooking is my escape, the place where I can make things better'

Diana Henry, who has just been named cookery writer of the year, recalls a life inspired by food, from spag bol and nouvelle cuisine to the 'quiet joy’ of home-cooked food<p>It is early morning and the smell of frying bacon wakes me up. Downstairs, the kitchen table is covered in flour, and Granny …

Terry Wogan

Prawn, sweet potato and coconut curry

A colourful coconut-based curry made with prawns, ginger and chunky sweet potato.<p>This basic recipe changes according to what I have lying around. No spinach but a red pepper? Sauté the pepper with the onions instead. As long as you have the eastern flavourings (chilli, coconut, fish sauce and lime …

Spiced corn and prawn cakes with avocado cream recipe

These sweetcorn and prawn cakes, made with a touch of chilli, are delicious with a simple home-made avocado cream.<p>If you want an easier life, serve these with a bought hot sauce (you can go Caribbean or Thai) instead of the avocado cream (or serve a Mexican hot sauce, the avocado cream and a dollop …

Nigel Slater's vegetable recipes

The vegetable dishes I find the most useful are those which can be used as either a main dish or an accompaniment. The sort of recipes that have a …

How to Make Dark and Stormy Pineapple

An alternative grilling recipe from the days on the high seas.<p><b>The Dark and Stormy,</b> a classic summer cocktail of ginger beer, rum, and lime, has a 19th-century nautical past linked to the rum runs between the UK and the Caribbean.<p><i>Heat level:</i> Low<i>, when the fire is dying out.</i><p>Read More + Read Less -

Cocktails

The beginner's guide to growing your own veg

Ten years ago, Alice Holden was figuring out what to do with her life. She'd just left university and was staying on her parents' farm in Wales, …

Gardening

Lionel Shriver: 'Almost no one has a normal relationship with food'

This occasion," says Lionel Shriver, "breaks every rule in the book." She does not usually eat lunch, has had to "mobilise my mind into the idea of …

Chelsea flower show: a guide to edible flowers

As Chelsea flower show gets under way it's not just the gardeners who are putting flowers on the table. Chefs are too. Down the road from the Royal …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Supermarket curries: second to naan?

First it was the pub, now another great British institution, the curry house, is under threat from supermarket competition. A recent report from …