The French Pantano Romanesco tomato. Illustration: Michael Viney

At least it’s a nice round figure. Indeed, in Chinese culture, so Wikipedia assures me, 88 is also the luckiest figure around, so that their supermar(...)

Freshly harvested produce in the walled kitchen garden of Burtown House in Co Carlow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

So it’s farewell to “the tenties”- or whatever you want to call the last decade – and hello to the “twenty-twenties”. But before we bid this dying dec(...)