A glorious dessert for Burns Night
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How to make cranachan shortbread sandwiches for Burns Night

A sure-fire way to make this undervalued pudding star of the show on January 25

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Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

Protesters will make what should be a civilised occasion a bitter spectacle

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Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

Leave the dreary British winter behind (Getty)

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

Aidan Hartley takes aim with a Holland & Holland

Shopping for a gun? Aim high

On the shooting range, grouse moor or in the African bush, there’s nothing so much fun as a bespoke rifle or shotgun, says Aidan Hartley

Orcas in Victoria were 'unhurried and majestic' (Getty)

Whale watching: a perfect escape from the madness of American politics

Victoria, in Vancouver Island, is like nowhere else in the world

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Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

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Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

The key to jam making is patience
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How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

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The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

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Keep self-pouring beer pumps out of our pubs

If bar staff are replaced with automatic beer pumps, it would be a tragedy for the Great British pub

A first edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' (Photo: Getty)

Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

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The smartest suit trends for 2017

Double-breasted jackets and denim will lead the sartorial way this year

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Bafta Film Awards 2017: full list of nominations

La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations

The Red Rooster in New York (Getty)

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

A selection of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants coming to the capital this year

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The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

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Only imbeciles use mobile phones in cinemas

The rumoured ‘cinema mode’ for iPhones would be a backward step for humanity

Black beer on wooden table. Half mug Black beer.

Avoid a hangover with a half of mild

It’s high time mild ale made a comeback

A fruit stand in Tbilisi Old Town (Getty)

The unheralded glory of Georgia’s gastronomy

Wendell Steavenson visits Mimino, a restaurant bringing Georgian delicacies to London

A bit of housekeeping can offer a quiet moment for reflection

The simple joy of cleaning

Many of our stresses can be soothed away by humdrum chores

Visitors look at portraits of Keith Richards at an exhibition in 2007 (Getty)

Forget Dry January, take inspiration from Keith Richards in 2017

We should all resolve to live like the Rolling Stone this year

Belgium has more indigenous beer styles than any other nation the world (Getty)

Toast the New Year with a Belgian beer

Embrace some beautiful beers from Belgium before Article 50 kicks in

The Spectator's archive provided plenty of material for a new book (Getty)

The Spectator’s mischievous history

Marcus Berkmann went behind the scenes at Old Queen Street to piece together The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Monopoly, but not as you know it (Getty)

Seven games that will drastically improve your life

From Monopoly Cards to Carcassonne, these games will save you from boring holidays and dull guests