How to cook perfect coq au vin

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.

How to make perfect chicken soup

The problem with all the diets that are plugged at this time of year – drop a dress size by Valentine's Day! Real secrets of Cheryl Cole's blood type diet! – is that they all, without exception, involve salad.