There is a ritual in the Daoust household that has been observed since time immemorial.
New chocolate is one of those things (like new cheese, new restaurants and, I am told, new shoes) which cannot fail to pique the interest.
The simplest things are, infuriatingly, the most difficult to get right.
Sausage rolls should be approached with caution.
Readers of the diatribes I pass off for reviews will be aware that I’m not a fan of hotel bars, and I tend to be similarly underwhelmed by their restaurant counterparts.
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables will do little to reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a review of a decade of research involving more than a million people.
Now you see it, now you don't – if you saw it at all.
When I was young and skint and first moved to London I became hooked on visits to the 24-hour bagel cafe in Ridley Road market.
Every year there's something, isn't there? A decade ago it was Delia, boldly introducing the nation, Walter Raleigh-like, to the notion of fresh cranberries in a sauce we could make ourselves rather than buy in a jar.
General de Gaulle is famously said to have remarked of France "How can you govern a country that produces 246 varieties of cheeses?" The same can probably be said of Britain these days, and one of those cheeses, Cornish blue, has just won the top award at the World Cheese Awards, announced at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham yesterday.
We all know that breakfast is important, but many of us overlook lunch. It's time to stop eating convenience food 'al desko' and start making exciting packed lunches
Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal is the eighth generation of the de Boüard de Laforest family to manage Château Angélus.
A decent supermarket bubbly, a classy Ruinart and a brilliant, full-throated fizz from Larmandier-Bernier