As everyone falls over themselves to recommend ways to beat the recession, such as by buying wine at Aldi and Lidl and taking it to your local restaurant, let's take a look at what else his the foodie headlines this week.

Elsewhere, the Metro had a golden nugget of advice for the next time a freak weather system hits London - get on the phone to the impossible-to-get-a-table-at restaurant you've been hankering after for ages and try your luck. On Monday, the day of London's white-out, there were tables to be had at both The Ivy and Scotts. Proof that every cloud - even a snowy one - has a silver-service lining.

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