Olivia Potts is a food writer and cook. She is Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef and you can see some of her other writing here. She tweets @_Poots_

Coffee and walnut cake recipe

A classic bake that draws on your store cupboard staples.

The best Easter eggs for 2020

With eggs ranging from from £3 to £95, we’ve taste-tested something for everyone.

Raspberry and coconut sponge recipe, The Vintage Chef (credit: Samuel Pollen)

Raspberry and coconut sponge recipe

Make the most of your store cupboard essentials with a dish that will lift the spirits in lockdown.

Recipes to cook while you self-isolate

How to make the most of your store cupboard essentials.

Tarte au citron recipe

This sunshine-coloured dessert is the perfect pick-me-up: lip-zipping, eye-popping, zinging and singing with lemon flavour.

Wholemeal bread recipe

Embrace the pleasures of a simple loaf with a hint of toasty caramel.

Rock cakes by The Vintage Chef. Credit: Samuel Pollen

Rock cakes recipe

Sometimes the simplest bakes are the best.

The Dutch baby: an oven-baked pancake recipe with a twist

Cooks resent having to keep watch over the pan on Shrove Tuesday. The answer? An oven-baked pancake.

Eggs en cocotte breakfast recipe

Baked eggs, cooked and served in individual ramekins, on a bed of cream or crème fraîche make the ideal weekend breakfast.

Rhubarb and Custard cheesecake recipe

Rhubarb and custard were made for each other and what better way to combine them than in a cheesecake?

Eccles cakes recipe

Eccles cake tastes suitably old-fashioned, with its medieval collection of spices and dried fruits.

Truffles can fetch up to £3,500 for a kilo – but is the taste worth it?

White truffle, black truffle or summer truffle – here’s how to pick the best on the menu.

Celeriac remoulade

Celeriac Remoulade recipe

Combine celeriac with warming mustard, citrus zing and creamy mayonnaise for a healthy pick-me-up on toast.

Whisky syrup sponge pudding recipe

Bringing something golden, sweet and uplifting into your kitchen and life is exactly what is required at this time of year.

Buttermilk waffles by The Vintage Chef (Credit: Samuel Pollen)

Buttermilk waffles recipe

These waffles pair as perfectly with smoked streaky bacon as they do with a simple pat of butter and drizzle of maple syrup.

Tartiflette recipe

Serve up a slice of New Year indulgence without any of the Christmas faff

How to make the ultimate leftovers pie

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

Recipe: Nordic Christmas Gravlax

A surprisingly straightforward take on cured salmon

Mince pies recipe

Add almonds to your mincemeat and a good glug of brandy to pull off this festive favourite

Festive yule log recipe

I watch a lot of Great British Bake Off. I’d like to say it comes with the baking territory, but…

Old-fashioned gingerbread recipe

A festive cake that is delicious on the day of baking, but will get better and stickier as the days go on

The 9 best vegan Christmas sandwiches

Which vegan sandwich will triumph in our taste test?

Christmas pudding recipe

Combine sponge mix and breadcrumbs for the perfect festive pudding

The 10 best gifts for foodies

Keep the food lover in your life happy this Christmas with our seasonal gift guide

Pecan pie recipe

Combine sweet and savoury flavours with this all-American classic

Christmas sandwiches: the best (and worst) revealed

We’ve tasted and rated twenty of this year’s Christmas sandwiches – here’s how they stack up.