A glorious dessert for Burns Night

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

Close up of a juicy pomegranate

Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

The key to jam making is patience

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

Oranges were originally a cross between two different fruits (Getty)

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

London 2012 - Restaurants And Bars

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

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

A nutmeg fruit being held by a resident of Zanzibar, Tanzania (Getty)

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

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

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

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

To achieve the highest form of hygge, you’re going to need a beer (Getty)

Beers to boost your hygge in 2017

A selection of fine beers to settle down by the fireside with

An alternative recipe for your leftovers

A Chinese take on your leftover turkey

How to make delicious dumplings out of your Christmas leftovers

The perfect Boxing Day treat

How to make the ultimate leftovers pie

Turn your leftover turkey and ham into a spectacular pie on Boxing Day

The sweetest of festive treats

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

The drink that will help you coast through the festive season (Getty)

Martini is the king of Christmas cocktails

The three-martini lunch is a tradition worth reviving during the festive season

Early Victorian etching by caricaturist R. Seymour of large assembly of merrymakers at Christmas Dinner (Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

The flavours of Christmas past

From pigeon pie to ‘Twelfth Night’ cake, our festive culinary history is rich and eclectic

Brewing horizons are broadening beyond just British beer styles (Getty)

Britain’s heading for Brexit, but our beer is going continental

Craft breweries are increasingly looking to Europe for inspiration

A jockey checks the scales  (Getty)

The jockeys’ guide to staying thin this Christmas

Britain’s top jockeys share their tips for avoiding piling on the pounds

Never be without a bottle (or 50) of rum (Getty)

Stock up on rum for a sweet and spicy Christmas

The pirates’ favourite makes for an ideal post-dinner snifter

Mince pies that are guaranteed to play a starring role this Christmas (Meantime Brewing)

How to make beer-infused mince pies

Award-winning pastry chef Eric Lanlard shares his recipe for boozy mince pies

The bliss of buttered crumpets

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

Best of British: Nyetimber sparkling wine (Getty)

There’s more to fizz than prosecco and champagne

A guide to the best sparkling wines from around the world

Scones served up at The Capital

London’s best Christmas afternoon teas

Six of the capital’s most indulgent festive teas

A warming treat for Christmas (Getty)

How to make a knockout hot cider punch

The latest entry in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series