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How to make the perfect rye bread

Rye Bread

There is no reason the Scandis should call dibs on this distinctive, flavoursome loaf, so here is a recipe for a simple, everyday rye. But should you mix this hardy grain with another flour? And what is the right way to get a good rise?

The slow death of the long lunch

Lunch

With several of Britain’s best restaurants opting to cut their midweek opening hours, does this signal the final last gasp of the long boozy lunch? If so, will you miss it when it’s gone?

Is it ever OK to eat in bed?

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Nigella Lawson keeps condiments in her nightstand, and has long been an advocate of dining in bed. But what is acceptable to eat between the sheets – and what is best avoided?

How to make the perfect crispy fried tofu

Tofu

Tofu’s not just a difficult thing to love; it’s a difficult thing to cook – but with the right steps, you can achieve a crispy crust and silky interior. But how firm should your bean curd be? And do you need to coat it for crunch?

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Good wine at rock-bottom prices

Austerity might be hitting your wallet, but that’s no reason to miss out on some of the finer things in life. David Williams sifts through the shelves to find the best on offer at Bargain Booze

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