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news August 09, 2014
Food shows overcook reality
Shows like MasterChef have little to do with food, but instead reveal how we’ve become gluttons for meaning.
news July 05, 2014
Politics is fertile territory for the small screen, but it has always been the sharp comedies that reveal the truth of the dark arts.
news July 19, 2014
When it comes to producing flavoursome spuds, you can’t beat homegrown. The question is, do you dig it?
news June 28, 2014
Coming up roses
Seeking rich, colourful reward for little toil? An old-school thorny friend sets the standard.
news May 31, 2014
Dirty deeds of soil health
Improving the quality of your soil is a time-consuming labour of love, and compost is a rotten way to go about it.
news May 10, 2014
Propagate and prosper
It may not be sexy, but nothing beats the satisfaction – or the economy – of growing plants from scratch.
news May 03, 2014
The past imperfect
Mad Men’s glimpses into another era make us just as uneasy about our present.
news April 19, 2014
Despite the regal appearance of spring flowering bulbs, their simple cultivation makes them a common pleasure.
news March 29, 2014
National Geographic Channel’s Cosmos a win for learning
When a man known for vulgar humour combines with a beautiful mind, the resulting TV is no joke.