Royal wedding 2018: What is bowl food?

The 600 guests joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding reception will be enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet canapés, champagne (of course) and “bowl food”. Trendy and attractive bowls of food – often healthy and colourful – have been around for a while, often photographed on Instagram. But now “bowl food” is becoming a popular choice for large catered events. What is it? Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course. It is served in miniature or…

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Royal wedding fashion: Amal Clooney is a ray of sunshine in yellow Stella McCartney

Amal Clooney, you are our sunshine. Our fashion sunshine. (Photo: Gareth Fuller, AP) Even though she was on the Long Walk instead of a red carpet, Amal Clooney, fresh off the best-dressed list at the Met Gala, scored style points again at the royal wedding. She popped in a canary-yellow Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical train. And this being a royal wedding, of course, there was a matching hat involved: in her case, a wide-brimmed hat with a bit of yellow netting at the front. As for her husband, George sported a…

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Royal Ascot 2017 fashion: from edible hats to equestrian embellishment, we chart the weird, wonderful and wackiest style from this year’s races

With the British summer now in full swing, today it fell to Royal Ascot to kick off its festivities. Opening this morning with an expected 300,000 attendees expected over the 5-day event, all eyes are on the Berkshire racecourse for a whole host of different reasons. But while a number of people will be keeping up to date with the odds and the races, many more of us annually find our attention drawn to Ascot’s sartorial highlights. Famed for its ability to welcome some of the most extravagant head wear,…

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