Coinneach MacLeod, a baker from the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland, has become a TikTok star: his posts have been viewed more than 14 million times, says The Independent. MacLeod’s feed @hebrideanbaker includes recipes and videos of his terrier Seòras, and he has just published his first cookbook. He likes giving classic recipes a Scottish twist, cooking up hot toddy choux buns, heather honey biscuits and marmalade chocolate cheesecake.
The return of the long, leisurely lunch
The boozy lunch is back, says Kate Spicer in The Sunday Times. William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares members’ club in Mayfair, says: “We’ve been scooping grown men giggling into taxis at 6pm all summer.” It’s reminiscent of the 1980s – “the heyday of the boozy lunch”. The writer and satirist Keith Waterhouse used to start work at dawn and then spend all afternoon partaking. In his book The Theory and Practice of Lunch, published in 1986, he wrote, “Lunch at its lunchiest is the nearest it is possible to get to sheer bliss while remaining vertical.”