After world war two, burgers and pizzas became gastronomic shibboleths, symbols of stodgy American prosperity.
The Devonshire Arms, Beeley, Derbyshire (01629 733 259).
Van jokes aside, this is a dish which, in my mind, will be forever associated with the late, great Keith Floyd – it's the kind of cunningly rustic French cookery he delighted in, designed to wring every last ounce of flavour from bargain-basement ingredients.
Beetroot used to be thought of as the pickled stuff in jars that no one wanted to go near.
Café East, 100 Redriff Road, London SE16 (020 7252 1212).
With all that's going on in the world, I think it’s time to start thinking about how you can give something back to your community, your friends, or those less fortunate than you. And what better way than doing this through good food?
Má Pêche, 15 West 56th Street, New York (00 1 212 757 5878).
In the silted depths of a recession it would be entirely possible to structure a sturdy argument, heavy with lexicographical sinew and bone, about the moral imperative to eat leftovers.
From lasagne sandwiches to chicken tikka-flavoured Blackpool rock, Britons' eagerness to embrace 'foreign food' has resulted in some atrocities that other nations find hard to stomach
In the 70s it was all about making cheap beer and saving money. But Britain's new wave of homebrewing aficionados are giving professional breweries a run for their money
It has been linked to irritable bowel syndrome and those on gluten-free diets say they have lost weight. But is it really the cause of digestive problems – and aren't wholegrains good for us?