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A fierce advocate of seasonal eating, Valentine talks about his passion for winter veg and how to make them special

Valentine Warner, chef, writer and broadcaster

How do you deal with the temptation to overeat at this time of year?

I medicate myself with cooking… Actually, I have a self-regulatory approach to food. I don’t have a sensitive off-switch so if I’ve had a period of gluttony, I’m naturally inclined to ease off the indulgence and eat broths, which I find very cleansing. I drink masses of tea, too: ginger, fennel and lemon verbena are my favourites.

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