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Homemade Christmas

Five of the best…foodie gifts to make at home

Laurie Tuffrey

15th December, 2011

Eco-friendly, delicious and ultra personal: Laurie Tuffrey explains why homemade treats trump Tesco’s and how to make them
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Christmas markets

Top 10…Christmas markets

Sophie Laggan

28th November, 2011

Whether you're after an locally reared turkey or a handmade ethical gift, a festive fair is where you'll find them. The Ecologist has the lowdown on Europe's best Christmas markets more...
diets

Starved to death: are high protein diets killing the planet?

Hannah Corr

22nd November, 2011

From the Atkins to the Dukan, protein-based diets are big news in the celebrity world. But what effect is our love affair with meat, fish and cheese having on the environment? more...
insect food

Snack on that! Are insects the future of food?

Gavin Haines

18th November, 2011

With seven billion people to feed, agriculture is feeling the strain. So are creepie crawlies the solution? The Ecologist takes a closer look more...
Farm Shops

Ten of the best…farm shops

Vanessa Jones

4th November, 2011

Offering the ultimate in locally produced food, Britain's farm shops are a culinary national treasure more...
home brew

How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...
november veg

In season now: what to eat during November

Henry Gass

31st October, 2011

Cosy up with the November root vegetable glut, says Henry Gass. You won’t regret it more...
coffee

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

George Blacksell

4th October, 2011

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act more...
apples

In season now: what to eat during October

Henry Gass

3rd October, 2011

Beetroot, apples and carrots are all part of October’s culinary repertoire. Top chef, Theresa Webb of the Kitchen Buddy Culinary School picks her favourites more...
RAW CHOCOLATE

Raw chocolate: all your questions answered

Hannah Corr

27th September, 2011

Want to know the difference between raw and commercial chocolate? Hannah Corr answers your raw chocolate conundrums and takes a look at whether it really is better for the planet
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organic labels

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean?

Ruth Styles

13th September, 2011

The Ecologist's Green Living Editor finds answers to your ethical dilemmas. This week she’s looking at eco-labels more...
squash

In season now: what to eat during September

Henry Gass

1st September, 2011

Artichokes, squash and Padrón peppers are all on the menu in September, says Henry Gass more...

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The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

Mark Newton

11th August, 2011

There's much to love in Celia Lewis’ beautifully illustrated tome, says Mark Newton, but the essential message shouldn’t be forgotten: that this is how all pigs should be treated more...
August produce

In season now: what to eat during August

Henry Gass

2nd August, 2011

Tart gooseberries, tender broad beans and the best beef of the year make August a key month for foodies, says Henry Gass more...
mushroom

The beginner’s guide to late summer foraging

Noah Lee

2nd August, 2011

Can’t tell medlars from mushrooms? Noah Lee spoke to the Wild Man, aka forager Fergus Drennan, to find out exactly how to make your wild food fantasies a reality more...
Grow Your Own Food

How to Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners

Andy McKee

15th July, 2011

Taking into account the limited space available to the urban gardener, Clift and Cuthbert have produced a tome that’s perfect for the inner city horticulturalist, says Andy McKee more...
lambs

Want to know where your meat really comes from?

Ruth Styles

12th July, 2011

Want to know how and where your favourite meat is produced? Ruth Styles asked four industry experts to give their verdict on the realities of animal welfare in the UK today more...
soft fruit

Soft fruit special: how to make the most of the summer glut

Valentina Jovanovski

21st June, 2011

Strawberries, cherries, blackberries and raspberries are all coming into season over the next few months. Valentina Jovanovski looks at how to make the most of the soft fruit glut more...
organic veg

Ask the Ecologist: Which is best - local or organic?

Ruth Styles

14th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week it’s the question of local versus organic produce under the spotlight more...

Five of the best... environmentally friendly cookbooks

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Greener eating doesn’t have to mean compromising on taste or quality, as these five books, reviewed by Valentina Jovanovski, prove more...
Organic restaurants

Top 10…eco-friendly eateries

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Looking for a fabulous place to eat without compromising on your eco-friendly lifestyle? Valentina Jovanovski serves up 10 restaurants that combine good eating with a green ethos more...
trawler

Five fish it’s OK to eat

The Ecologist

6th June, 2011

The Marine Stewardship Council's James Simpson picks five fish that can be enjoyed guilt-free more...
asparagus

In season now: what to eat in June

Henry Gass

31st May, 2011

Asparagus, broccoli and summer squash are just some of the in-season British veg available this month. The Vegetarian Society’s Alex Connel picks his top five more...
marmite

Five reasons why marmite should be at the top of every eco-warrior’s shopping list

Ruth Styles

26th May, 2011

The Danes might not like it much but marmite is one British institution that’s worth keeping. Here's why, love it or hate it, marmite is an eco-friendly essential more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...

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