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    1. 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 Christmas’s...

    2. 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 from...

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    1. Private Business 2013

      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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    1. 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 Ground...

    2. 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 resist taking...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 journalist....

    5. 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. “I...

    6. 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 years. But...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 plan to...

    9. 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 – a...

    10. 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...

    11. February 14, 2013

      US regulators allow Random-Penguin union

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

    12. 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 sooner or...

    13. 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 been...

    14. 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’ cookbooks...

    15. 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 Commons...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 ad...

    18. 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 Kevin...

    19. May 18, 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 from...

    20. 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 Eyre...

    21. 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 the...

    22. 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 right...

    23. 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 husband...

    24. 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 – that...

    25. November 18, 2011

      SuperGroup hits lowest level since IPO

      SuperGroup hit its lowest level since flotation on Friday on fears that its fashion label had lost its cachet. The shares...

    26. November 16, 2011

      Obesity panel disbanded amid claims of bias

      The panel of experts advising ministers on tackling obesity has been abolished after members accused the government of being...

    27. October 28, 2011

      The Gentry

      In times of economic chaos, everyone wants to think about something safe, nostalgic and comforting. This, I suggest,...

    28. October 28, 2011

      Why Attenborough and Fry are poles apart

      The return of David Attenborough – not that he ever goes away for long – is a cause for celebration. He has an exemplary...

    29. October 14, 2011

      A cut above the rustic

      The reinvention of hearty, home cooking has been led in the UK by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh...

    30. August 29, 2011

      Beauty and the brands

      When Cheryl Cole burst on to the Los Angeles scene with big hair and purple flares, it was not just US teen temperatures...

    31. August 5, 2011

      Eat, play, love: festival food

      Music thumps from a large blue tented stage on Clapham Common as up-and-coming singer Saint Saviour entertains an audience...

    32. July 26, 2011

      Rising pig prices hit Cranswick

      Shares in Cranswick fell sharply on Tuesday, after the sausage and sandwich supplier warned that rising pig prices and a...

    33. July 24, 2011

      Italian dining pays off for Jamie Oliver

      In Jamie Oliver’s ever-expanding empire, his restaurants led the pack last year. Jamie’s Italian, the celebrity chef’s...

    34. July 13, 2011

      Jamie’s had his fill of Sainsbury’s

      TV chef and social crusader Jamie Oliver has announced he will end an 11-year tie-up with supermarket J Sainsbury this...

    35. July 6, 2011

      PwC staff gripped by office envy

      Call it MoLo envy. By moving some employees to sleek new offices overlooking Tower Bridge, PwC UK chairman Ian Powell has...

    36. June 4, 2011

      Celebrated gastropub falls victim to rebranding

      Abigail Osborne, co-owner of The Engineer in Primrose Hill, ponders her future after 17 years running the popular London...

    37. FT Tech Hub

      May 19, 2011

      Celebrity chef cooks up social game

      It was only a matter of time before celebrities sought to extend their personal brands established on Twitter and Facebook...

    38. May 16, 2011

      Sausage maker cautious as sales rise

      Cranswick, the company responsible for Jamie Oliver’s sausages, cautioned that rising raw material costs and retail...

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