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Five of the best: private dining rooms

From a country pub to an intimate space in the heart of London, the City offers a selection of dining tables with secluded charm. Read more at FT.com  

Five of the best: pubs owned by Michelin-star chefs

My latest piece for the FT magazine. The likes of Tom Kerridge and Heston Blumenthal aren’t the only chefs overhauling old boozers and adding an easy-going pub offering to their empires. Here’s five of the best pubs owned or run by chefs.
Five of the best: bread making courses

Five of the best: bread making courses

From pain rustique and sourdough to bagels and gluten-free . . . the FT suggests where to shape your bread-making skills Read more at ft.com
Five of the best: breakfast delivery services

Five of the best: breakfast delivery services

From rashers to pancakes and granola to black pudding, the first meal of the day can be the best — and the laziest. My latest piece for the FT magazine on breakfast that fits through your letting box. Read more over at FT.com    
Five of the best: Chutney and preserve makers

Five of the best: Chutney and preserve makers

My latest round up for the Financial Times Magazine. A selection of treats by the country’s finest producers of jams, conserves and pickles. Read more over at FT.com  
Five of the best: ice cream makers

Five of the best: ice cream makers

Luscious summertime flavours — from traditional strawberries and cream to offbeat porcini and chocolate — reward the intrepid aficionado from Covent Garden to Castle Douglas Read more at FT.com
Five of the best: restaurants in Somerset

Five of the best: restaurants in Somerset

Fine west country fare, from poached and roasted guinea fowl to hog’s pudding and crackling Read more at FT.com

Five of the best: Sunday lunches to share

From Cambridge to Cumbria, from ‘drunken’ roast duck to ham hock pie, here’s fare that’s just too good eat on your own Read more at ft.com

Five of the best: restaurants that ‘grow their own’

From handpicked salad leaves to chard, courgettes and runner beans, a list of the very best places to eat fresh.  Read more at FT.com

‘Five of the best: cheese-making courses

Ever fancied making your own cheese? Well it's not that hard apparently.  Here's my round up for the FT on five of the best cheese-making courses in the UK.  Learn to make your own dairy products, from Camembert and pecorino to yoghurt and butter [Read the rest of the article at ft.com]