Felicity Cloake: Does granita beat ice-cream on a hot day, is coffee the best flavour, and are there any shortcuts to achieving that gorgeous granular texture?
Chef who found fame through the TV series Ready Steady Cook
Innovation in packaging and refrigeration can reduce waste – as can changes in behaviour
Don't leave yourself with limp lettuce or rotting radishes. Our Dinner Doctor can serve up tasty ideas from soups to stir-fries
Amy Fleming: Do they, deep down, just want to eat dirt – indeed certain people do crave soil – or is there something more subtle going on?
Five delicious dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly including turbot, hake and lobster recipes
Scunthorpe and Llangefni facilities at the heart of a Guardian investigation into levels of food contamination in British chicken
Makers of the amber tea in South Africa will have ownership of the name, which means 'red bush' in Afrikaans
Five delicious dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly including Sichuanese sea bass, pan-grilled mackerel – and proper fish and chips
A light, colourful and flavourful main dish for high summer from Nigel Slater
Two whites from the Rhône, which is most famous for its reds, and an Australian viognier to test your taste buds. By David Williams
Families in seven cities around the world took part in our survey of the cost of food and household basics. Here's what we found
Sources reveal measures being taken to clean up production, but company denies allegations of food safety failings
Health secretary intervenes after Guardian investigation reveals strict hygiene standards can be disregarded in practice
Claire Potter: What child can resist a tempting gingerbread house covered in candy at a birthday party? But what if you made it big enough for them to actually get inside?