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.
- The Independent reveals how restaurants can be over-generous with salt while the Guardian reporst on an initiative to cut out killer fats (while bizarrely telling us that it's actually fine to eat fatty food).
- The Times looks at the food revolution in Birmingham, while further afield Matthew Fort thinks that Italians shouldn't be so xenephopic about food.
- Albert Roux talks about his plans in Scotland, while his son Michel Roux hates throwing away food (and Tony Naylor in the Guardian has some ideas on how to make the most of waste food).
- Julie Burchill hates TV cooks.
- The Telegraph tells us how dining in is the new dining out.
- Tim Hayward in the Guardian is experimenting with ration packs and also thinks that restaurants should ration their portions too.
- On the recipe front, Mark Hix goes Mexican, the Times does Gourmet sandwiches, The telegraph gives credit to the meatball, while Dan Lepard does Custard Tarts.
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.