Controlling the paiche plague in Bolivia's Amazon

This air-breathing aquatic monster has become far too comfortable in Bolivian waters. But, one chef is helping curb the problem by serving it on her native Bolivian menu, making it a useful ingredient and helping to rebalance the biodiversity too, finds Sorrel Moseley-Williams

How Cumbria's food scene champions all things local

Forget Kendal Mint Cake – Cumbrian cuisine is about much more, which has made it a top food destination. Emma Henderson takes a bite of the places putting the locally grown first



Butternut squash and barley risotto with toasted walnuts, recipe

Risotto is a dinner staple in Italy – this recipe uses barley to put a delicious, healthier twist on the much-loved classic dish

Grilled salmon with a walnut and kale salad, recipe

This salad is an omega powerhouse, starring walnuts and salmon fillets. The nuts add crunch and pair beautifully with the flavour of the oily fish – all tied up with a smoky dressing.


Ethiopian recipes from flatbread pastries to grilled Nile perch

After working as a chef around the world, Yohanis Gebreyesus decided it was time to go home and put his skills to showing off his home country has to offer. Now, he's dedicating his work to opening the world's eyes to Ethiopian cuisine

Teff: The ancient Ethiopian grain that's essential to the cuisine

It's the country's most widely farmed crop, grown by an estimated 6.5 million Ethiopian farmers and, especially in the highlands, retains an incomparable importance


Roasted physalis and tomato soup, recipe

Physalis aka Cape gooseberry or groundcherry has a sweet acidic taste which intensifies with roasting. When mixed with well-fired tomatoes in Beverley Hicks’s soup the result is sweet, sour and warming

How a bourbon-aged beer gained celebrity status

In Europe resting or fermenting beer in wood is nothing new. But when a whiskey-tinged imperial stout from Goose Island arrived, it blew people’s minds. Before its annual Black Friday release, Jo Turner visits the brewery to find out what the fuss is about



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