Boadicea Meath Baker

Amid the alien corn

Maize is a far more useful grain than we give it credit for

A moveable (and risky) feast

Paying the price for eating oysters

Hunger games

Three recent films are surprisingly food-focused

In my end is my beginning

An 'alternative' mortician is on a quest for the West to deal with death

Rice is life

Not just a foodstuff, but a matter of life and death

Bread and butter detox

Ignore detox season — get back to basics the Dark Ages way, by making your own bread and butter

Can-do canapes

Canapes can show up the worst aspects of any era

Are you eating comfortably?

Why are comfort foods so comforting?

Tove Jansson

There was much more to the life and work of Tove Jansson than her signature creations, the Moomins

Feeling the squeeze

The failure of a much-mocked juicing startup

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"