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Food + Drink

The fifth taste

We can all recognise sweet, salty, sour and bitter food – but, until recently, the concept of umami was hard to digest. Sybil Kapoor explains

Claudia Roden

The doyenne of Middle Eastern cookery writing revisits her favourite Mediterranean haunts on her fantasy day of eating

The choc of the new

After centuries of exporting its finest cacao beans, Ecuador has produced a new generation of chocolatiers that is turning them into first-rate chocolate. Paul Richardson tastes the world’s best bars

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