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    1. May 17, 2016

      Forget the EU, Britons are really concerned about BBC recipes

      The UK may be facing the biggest decision about its future since the second world war, in the form of the EU...

    2. March 18, 2016

      Robert Lustig: godfather of the sugar tax

      The godfather of the sugar tax, the man who started the war on fizzy drinks, is a slightly overweight grey-haired New...

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    1. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      UK Budget: the sweeter the cheaper on sugar tax

      Sometimes two lumps of sugar are better than one it seems, certainly when it comes to tax rates any way. The UK’s new...

    2. March 16, 2016

      Sugar tax and Jamie Oliver distract from grim Budget forecasts

      George Osborne’s team looked out at the media melee on Westminster’s College Green and saw their work was done. “Jamie...

    3. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      UK Budget: A sugary rabbit from the hat

      …and the Budget rabbit from the hat is: A sugar tax, and a victory for chef/campaigner Jamie Oliver. In the Budget,...

    4. March 4, 2016

      Recipe: Leek and pancetta lasagne

      I am occasionally asked to do “easy”. Not just easy but quick and easy. You know the sort of thing: take some...

    5. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      UK market tough, but exports help Vimto-maker

      With strong debate in the UK around the possible merits of introducing a “sugar tax”, British soft drinks manufacturers...

    6. October 22, 2015

      Public health body backs tax on sugary products

      Powerful and wide-ranging measures are needed to curb Britain’s excessive sugar consumption, including a new levy that...

    7. October 19, 2015

      Jamie Oliver tells government to be ‘brave’ on sugar tax

      Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, insisted on Monday that the prime minister had not ruled out a sugar tax — but said...

    8. October 13, 2015

      Japanese seasoning group eyes changing tastes

      Growing obesity concerns worldwide have triggered a war against sugar, recently joined by television cook Jamie Oliver...

    9. October 2, 2015

      Private equity feasts on restaurant sector

      When Casual Dining Group bought the Spanish tapas chain La Tasca for £25m last month, it was not for the succulence of...

    10. September 3, 2015

      Jamie Oliver back on campaign trail with ‘absolute war’ on sugar

      Jamie Oliver faced accusations of the pot calling the kettle black on Thursday as the celebrity chef released a...

    11. August 23, 2015

      Simon Collins, chairman, KPMG UK: in search of the right note

      Last year KPMG’s UK chairman Simon Collins got 11,500 staff together and made some of them cry. It was a proud moment....

    12. May 8, 2015

      The Rich Column: Pester power in action

      When you look at some entrepreneurs, you can almost imagine their childhoods. Staring at frozen windows, flicking power...

    13. December 5, 2014

      YouTube star shakes up bestseller lists

      Back to the kitchen, Jamie Oliver. A 24-year-old YouTube star has emerged as an unlikely contender to be this...

    14. August 15, 2014

      Poor cookbook sales slice into Jamie Oliver’s profits

      His recipe books are a favourite in British kitchens and his zeal for fresh ingredients has helped banish junk food...

    15. July 17, 2014

      Home of cricket targets stomachs first, wallets second

      In the run-up to today’s second Test match between England and India, the kitchen and bar staff at Lord’s Cricket...

    16. June 20, 2014

      Chefs and food writers’ best meals and memories on the road

      Grasshopper tacos, wild mountain chilllies ... it’s amazing what you discover when you travel – and it is hard to...

    17. January 29, 2014

      How King made a name for himself at Sainsbury

      Ten years ago Justin King was the self-assured upstart out to make a name for himself. Today the chief executive of J...

    18. November 29, 2013

      Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson puts redemption on the menu

      A decade ago on a British chat show, Nigella Lawson was asked how she would depict herself if she were still a...

    19. November 29, 2013

      An everyday taste of happiness

      Twenty years ago I was hanging around a friend’s kitchen as dinnertime approached. “Let me cook for you,” he offered....

    20. October 29, 2013

      Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson handed wooden spoon for fishing

      The no-nonsense cookbooks of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith have been a godsend to harried dinner party hosts for...

    21. October 1, 2013

      Boris Johnson lambasts work ethic of UK youngsters

      Boris Johnson has attacked the work ethic of Britain’s young people, comparing them unfavourably with migrant workers...

    22. September 20, 2013

      A primer on free primary school meals

      “Nick Clegg will attempt to distance himself from his Conservative coalition partners with a highly political £600m...

    23. September 12, 2013

      Awards: Forging the way towards a brighter future

      The third year of the Private Business Awards has proven to be its strongest to date, with more than 700 nominations –...

    24. September 4, 2013

      Jobs and Careers: Essay on gender says barriers can be self-imposed

      Surbjit Kaur argues that the gender imbalance in senior roles is partly down to workplace culture and partly down to...

    25. February 14, 2013

      US regulators allow Random-Penguin union

      Bertelsmann and Pearson have received clearance from US competition regulators to combine their book publishing...

    26. January 7, 2013

      Bumi investors: Grit your teeth and back Nat

      When partners fall out irreparably, it can be convenient for acquaintances to treat both as the injured party. But...

    27. December 28, 2012

      Burritoed up, BBQ-ed down and all steaked out

      Considering that we’ve spent the past year rolling in the slough of muddy awfulness at the bottom of a recession, it’s...

    28. December 21, 2012

      All hail Saint Jamie for services to food

      This week the British Medical Journal published a report showing that many of the recipes in television chefs’...

    29. August 24, 2012

      Commons urged to view Virgin rail decision

      The decision to strip Sir Richard Branson of the West Coast rail franchise looks set to be debated in the House of...

    30. August 17, 2012

      FT Foodies: Alex James

      Alex James, bassist in the band Blur, also produces cheese from his farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire. This year, he is...

    31. August 3, 2012

      Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

      In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading...

    32. FT Tech Hub

      June 19, 2012

      Kevin Systrom says Instagram’s future is in your past

      Instagram’s future lies in extracting more value for users from all the photos they have uploaded in the past, founder...

    33. May 19, 2012

      Roasted in a cultural stew

      Previously in The Fast Lane, I was just wrapping up week one of a two-week round the world tour and filed this column...

    34. February 24, 2012

      FT Foodies: David Eyre

      Chef David Eyre grew up in Mozambique and Malawi. He was the founder of The Eagle, Farringdon, and in 2001 opened the...

    35. February 24, 2012

      Troubadour the ‘Sheeranators’ adore

      Despondency grips Britain’s tabloid newsrooms. As if hackgate and the Leveson inquiry were not enough, now they face...

    36. January 23, 2012

      Ed Sheeran, Brixton Academy, London

      Like The Artist or Newt Gingrich’s primary campaign, Ed Sheeran is one of those leftfield successes no one in their...

    37. January 22, 2012

      UK’s baby cluster boosts nursery products

      Julia Minchin has first-hand experience of the baby boom. Hippychick, the nursery products company she runs with her...

    38. December 9, 2011

      The most generous helpings

      The restaurant and wine worlds are full of debate and discussion, but there is one aspect of both – their generosity –...

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