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Masterchef's Monica Galetti has all the skills

Monica Galetti

“I think it’ll be safer for you – and me – if we use a peeler,” says Monica Galetti, as my hands fumble between a baby artichoke and a serrated knife. Formerly Michel Roux Jr.’s senior sous-chef at the two-Michelin starred Le Gavroche in London, Galetti is best known as …

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Claude can be a Littner softer in real life

Claude Littner

As Lord Sugar’s henchman on The Apprentice, Claude Littner is the toughest interviewer of them all. But there’s a softer side to the man once described as a ‘Rottweiler in human form’. On TV, the mercilessly tough interrogator leaves candidates quaking, ripping their CVs and business plans to shreds, curtly …

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A moving experience – time to rearrange your garden

Replanting shrubs

Are your borders looking overgrown and overcrowded? If some of your stalwart shrubs and perennials have outgrown their space or simply aren’t thriving in their current position, it may be time to move them. The best time to transplant shrubs is while they are dormant, between late autumn and early …

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Keen to dip a toe in reflexology?

Reflexology

For some, a good foot massage is total bliss, while others cringe at the mere thought of baring their feet, let alone having them touched. Wherever you sit on the footsie comfort scale, treating your tootsies to some TLC goes much further than a pedi and polish.

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Spice up your life

Hari Ghotra

“Indian cooking is not about chucking in the chilli and seeing how hot you can get it, it’s about the layering of flavours,” says Hari Ghotra as she stirs the mouthwatering deep red masala sauce for her Thari Wala Chicken. Into her cast-iron pot, we’ve added onions and garlic that …

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Bravery, blogs & breast cancer

Bravery, blogs & breast cancer

When Lara Honnor was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 31, multiple thoughts spun through her head. Would she be around in a year’s time? Lose her hair? Was she going to die never having experienced true love?

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Why grubby fingers means healthy kids

Why grubby fingers means healthy kids

Modern lifestyles with an emphasis on hyper-cleanliness are having a negative effect on children’s lifelong health. That’s the claim of microbiologists Professor Brett Finlay and Dr Marie-Claire Arrieta, who insist there is now undeniable evidence that early exposure to microbes is beneficial to our children’s wellbeing.

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Graham Norton talks about his new novel

Graham Norton

Graham Norton admits he’s a little worried about how his first novel, Holding, a dark tale about an Irish village whose community is thrown into disarray when a body is found, will be received. It’s not racy, it’s not very funny and, well, he’s known for being a humorous chat …

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5 minutes with Daniel Radcliffe – 'Fame does not last forever'

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe knows how he’d like to depart this world. “On a film set, ideally,” he states, eyes widening. “I want to ruin someone’s day. I want to have them suddenly go, ‘Dan’s just dropped dead in front of the camera; we have to get his double on’.”

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