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The great dining revival:
Why eating at home is back in vogue

After a spell in decline, the dinner party is on the rise again. Conviviality is back – and the reasons might surprise you.

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Beyond Cheddar and Stilton:
Celebrating the UK's artisan cheesemakers

From heritage cheeses to innovative new developments; the groundbreaking UK cheesemakers leading a new-age revolution.

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The eastern banquet:
Anglo-Chinese recipe inspiration

Anglo-Chinese inspiration has always been close to Wedgwood’s heart. Celebrate our latest collection with these eastern-inspired recipes.

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Autumnal afternoon tea:
Embrace the seasonal flavours

Strawberry season is over but you can still bake an English afternoon tea, taking inspiration from autumn’s deep, rich harvest.

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The flavour alchemist:
Inspiration from Paul A Young's surprising tea and chocolate pairings

This month’s International Chocolate Day reminds us to indulge in one of life’s simple pleasures – with a twist.

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Think like a chef:
Secrets of next-level dinner party inspiration

How do you take your home cooking up a notch? Michelin-starred chef Matthew Tomkinson has some surprising advice.

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A rainbow at the table:
Pair your favourite fruit tea with these sweet treats

Britain is becoming a nation of fruit tea lovers – and that’s inspiring a new style of afternoon tea.

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Peter Rabbit™ cupcakes, Squirrel Nutkin flapjacks and bunny ears:
Enchant the little ones with our Beatrix Potter afternoon tea

Love Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin? You’ll adore our afternoon tea ideas, inspired by Beatrix Potter, born 150 years ago this month.

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Plate expectations: Secrets of Chatsworth’s new Wedgwood afternoon tea

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how Wedgwood and Chatsworth inspired each other in their latest venture.

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Championing the Great British Sausage

The sausage comes with many a foreign accent these days (bratwurst, chorizo, saucisson, morcilla, anyone?) …

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Wild harvest:
Weekend foraging for foodies

There is such a thing as a free lunch, if you know where to find it.

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Strawberry pickings:
the finest berry recipes for afternoon tea

Celebrate the return of summer fruit with these three recipes and Wedgwood’s iconic Wild Strawberry collection.

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Chatsworth and Wedgwood:
English icons team up for afternoon tea

Is Chatsworth’s new venture the most quintessentially English afternoon tea in the world?

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Butterfly Bloom:
Afternoon tea inspiration with a twist

All the smartest restaurants are designing dishes to complement their tableware. It’s not as tricky as you might think – we’ve put together a gorgeous afternoon tea to complement the Butterfly Bloom range. Just add friends.

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Simple supper:
Cauliflower pizza

Searching for a quick and easy dinner? We’ve done the hard work for you.

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Choux, biskies & pimped-up éclairs:
meet the new cupcakes in town

Mad about choux: we chat to the award-winning pastry chefs taking luxurious self-indulgence to the next level.

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Aussie brunch:
5 easy recipes from the kings of relaxed dining

Fresh-pressed juice, smoky coffee and a melting pot of flavours. Discover brunch down under.

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April Fools

Alongside the trifle, this custard confection, laced with fruit is an English classic. Don’t be silly – whip up a fool.

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Act One:
Food

Eating out has always had its theatrical elements, but these restaurants take it to the next level.

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A cultured dish:
Are you ready for the fermented food trend?

Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso and sourdough take centre stage with the latest foodie fad: fermented produce.

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New classics:
Teatime savouries with a twist

Cakes and pastries tend to steal the limelight – it’s time to discover the new savoury recipes gracing the tea table.

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Posh toast:
inventive toppings to transform the brunch staple

It might be the nation’s go-to snack but toast is having a ‘moment’. Discover how to turn it from plain to posh with these surprising recipes.

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Dark and delicious:
five savoury chocolate recipes

Chocolate lovers: don’t limit your treat to snacks and sweets. These five rich recipes all have a delicious heart of darkness.

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Send for the chef:
Why dining in is the new eating out

Take the pressure off: why more people are letting the restaurant come to them with award-winning chefs in their own homes.

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The new comfort:
a fresh take on hot puddings

Shelve traditional pudding recipes in favour of these new ones, to tantalise and comfort in equal measure.

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Six blissful places to
eat brunch around the UK

Ready for a brunch breakdown? We explore the best UK spots to enjoy a meal owning its ‘moment’.

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Unexpected dining:
The UK's most surprising restaurants

Converted prisons, restored trains and Tudor dungeons: our edit of Britain’s unique dining venues.

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Behind their door:
Caterers to the stars Jemima Jones & Lucy Carr-Ellison share the secrets of their luxe brunch

VIDEO: Tart London founders Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison are usually to be found catering for megastars and luxury brands. We caught up with them to discover their take on brunch.

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Magical elixir:
why bone broth is the new beauty staple

Restorative, skin-boosting & delicious: why the fashion world is swapping green smoothies for nutritious broth.

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The best brunch delivered:
London'’s luxury breakfasts brought direct to your door

Services that cater well before noon: making the most important meal of the day that extra bit lovely – and delightfully lazy.

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Let them eat cake:
Discover the secrets of the Pont St. restaurant ‘Marie Antoinette’ afternoon tea

Executive chef Sophie Michell shares her inspiration – and one of her favourite recipes – from her indulgent afternoon tea.

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Indulgence with an indolent streak:
luxurious recipes that won't leave you tied to the kitchen

Banquets needn’t be a bind. These recipes may be light on preparation time – but they cut no corners when it comes to flavour.

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Don’’t forget these essential sides
to your weekend brunch

Brunching in? Here are some essential additions to perfect your weekend.

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Eat the American dream:
Brunch ideas inspired by stateside classics

If you’re looking for fresh brunch inspiration, join us on a culinary road trip along the iconic Route 66 with our favourite US food bloggers.

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Afternoon tea reinvented by
our favourite foodie Instagrammers

Those perfectly-framed Instagram food pictures don’t just look delicious – they’re pushing the flavour boundaries too. Discover our edit of the best tea time treats on our feed.

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Seasonal eating:
Spring

Our native winter vegetables are far from boring – we’ve got shocking pink, emerald green, apple white and vibrant orange for your table this month.

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The big easy:
one-pot brunch ideas

Recipe inspiration for a fuss-free brunch with no compromise on flavour. They’re easy like Sunday morning.

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Five-a-day bakes:
Are vegetable-based cakes and sweets just for health freaks?

Veggie-powered baking isn’t just about carrot cake – experiment with avocado, courgette and beetroot, with a little help from our favourite foodie bloggers.

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Follow the flock –
what to do with duck, goose and other eggs

Poached, boiled or fried – we’re celebrating the original superfood. And not a pun in sight.

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Instagram-worthy brunch dishes
to make this weekend

Time to look at food in a new way. These recipes are just made for Sunday morning sharing with your timeline, as well as your friends.

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Secrets from the bakery:
a favourite recipe shared

Love your loaf: secrets from the bakery and a recipe for the perfect rustic cob.

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Behind their door:
Chef Sophie Michell shows us how to create the ultimate decadent dinner

One of Britain’s leading young chefs shares her favourite recipes – add that professional touch to your own dinner party.

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Creative inspiration:
When the Langham met Wedgwood

Discover the story behind the Langham’s Wedgwood afternoon tea – and recreate the experience in your own home with our exclusive recipe.

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Forget the cucumber:
Afternoon tea gets a modern makeover

Adored by vintage aficionados, the enduring charm of afternoon tea is its versatility. As an alternative, plan a tea party with a modern aesthetic.

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Sketching out a fresh vision of afternoon tea

Some call it mad, some call it magical. Is sketch the UK’s best place to take afternoon tea? Plus our selection of the other contenders to the crown.

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Flamenco flavours:
the rich passion of Spanish cuisine

Spain’s complex culinary heritage was undervalued for years but now all eyes are on the innovative chefs challenging those heritage flavours. Discover recipes from the best Iberian bloggers.

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How to do brunch like a Dane

Make brunch a Danish affair with kanelsnurrer, smørrebrød and gløgg. Need a translation? Read on.

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