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Summer picnic taste test: rosés, cremants and pet nats

£9.99, majestic.co.ukThis one smells quite funky, but fun. Quite interesting

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Summer picnic taste test: quiche, olives, sausage rolls and more

£3.50, 400g, asda.comItamar: This feels very wet and raw. Sarit: Very soggy bottom. If you just eat the filling, it’s not that bad, but … it’s pretty bad

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Notes on chocolate: wonderfully addictive popcorn caramel clusters

There are moments when we all need something properly sweetChocolat Bonnat, the French, family-run chocolate label, is on its sixth generation of chocolatiers. It started 130 years ago. Its wrappers are beautifully colourful – a full spectrum of the bars would make a lovely present – and they somehow look just like chocolate bars should.It is possibly the chocolate most often recommended to me. Readers from around the world send me pictures of it, saying, ‘Have you tried this? It’s amazing

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Julie’s, London: ‘Its time has clearly come again’ – restaurant review

Known as a hotspot for celeb parties, Julie’s is now also serving up great food for its own beautiful peopleJulie’s, 135 Portland Road, London W11 4LW (020 7229 8331). Starters £6-£19, mains £12-£40, desserts £8-£10, wines from £30It’s very tempting to discuss Julie’s in London’s Holland Park without ever mentioning the food. That would be a thing, wouldn’t it: a restaurant review that went big on the plump furnishings and the clientele, but didn’t mention a single dish? If ever there was a candidate for that treatment it’s Julie’s; a venerable neighbourhood bistro famous because Tina Turner once danced on a table, leaving her heel mark in the veneer, which they never repaired. Kate Moss had a birthday party here. Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens and Paul McCartney were once regulars

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Elegant and flavoursome drinks to quench your thirst

Long, bittersweet drinks are just the ticket for hot summer daysThe Guardian’s journalism is independent. We will earn a commission if you buy something through an affiliate link. Learn more.Cotswolds Summer Cup, England (£20, majestic.co

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Broccolini: how ‘fun time’ between vegetables spawned a side-dish star

Broccolini is not Italian. It is not a baby broccoli, or a sweeter broccoli rabe. It is a cross between regular old broccoli and gai lan, or Chinese kale, and it is only 31 years old. From high-stakes state dinners to weeknight sheet pan meals, broccolini seems to be everywhere. What does our love of this arriviste vegetable say about us?The Guardian’s journalism is independent

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