The cathedral in Erfurt, capital of Thuringia, which has the lowest jobless rate of all the eastern states at just 7.5 per cent – below the eastern German average of 9.4 per cent

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When you sat down at the table in that lovely restaurant, did you check your messages or switch off?  Photograph: Thinkstock

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Saffron and lemon cake
Saffron and lemon cake

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees/gas 4.Start by making the syrup. Cook the sliced lemons in plenty of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain and cook(...)

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 Scallop and bulgur boats. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
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 Strawberry and orange cheesecake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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