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_

Coq au Riesling recipe

Meet coq au vin’s Alsatian cousin, with a white wine base and plenty of flavour to boot

Homemade mincemeat recipe

Think ahead this winter with this Christmas mincemeat recipe – perfect for mince pies, baked apples and strudels

Staffordshire oatcake recipe

The Staffordshire oatcake’s name is deceptive: this northern delight is more like a pancake than a biscuit

Pumpkin cake recipe

Pumpkin should taste like bright sunshine on a cold day – enjoy all of its flavour with this autumnal cake

Crème brûlée recipe

Here’s how to cook this timeless French classic

Boeuf bourguignon, The Vintage Chef,

Boeuf bourguignon recipe

Embrace the Autumn chill with this classic French stew

London’s best bakeries

Sourdough, patisserie, viennoiserie – London’s bakeries have got it all

Eve's pudding: apples and sponge

Eve’s pudding recipe

Combine apples and sponge batter to make a pie as irresistible as Eve’s fruit

Autumn Eton mess recipe

Combine bramley apples and blackberries to give your Eton mess an Autumnal makeover

Coconut macaroons recipe

The secret to coconut macaroons is a generous

Liver, bacon and onion gravy

Serve on sourdough with mustard for the perfect Autumnal warmer

Roasted pineapple recipe

Vanilla and chilli pepper bring alive the flavour of the pineapple in this mouth-watering dish

Queen of Puddings recipe

Combine cherries and meringue to create this show-stopping dessert

Devilled eggs recipe

A dash of Tabasco and celery salt are the secret to pulling off this perfect party canapé

Lemon drizzle cake recipe

This light and zingy cake is refreshing in the heat and comforting in the drizzle

îles flottantes

îles flottantes recipe

This gentle French classic combines light merengue with vanilla custard and caramel

Greek salad recipe

With no cooking required, this is the perfect dish for a summer heatwave

Cherries Jubilee recipe

This royal dish combines cherries, brandy and ice cream and is due a summer revival

Banoffee Pie Recipe

We reveal the little known ingredient of a classic Banoffee Pie that will transform this popular dessert into something special

How to make the perfect picnic

From quiche to cake, we bring you all the recipes you need to pack a picnic to remember

Spaghetti and meatballs recipe

This household classic is the ultimate crowd pleaser whichever day of the week you make it.

Summer pudding recipe

Try adding gooseberries to this summer classic for an extra burst of flavour

Recipe: Hummingbird cake

Packed full of smushed ripe bananas and crushed pineapple, this cake is dense and moist, lightly spiced with cinnamon and stuffed with handfuls of chopped pecans.

Scotch eggs recipe

Scotch eggs are simple to make when you know how. Make in advance and pack for a lunch or picnic.

Hasselback Potatoes recipe

Guests are always disproportionately impressed by this easy and adaptable side dish

Recipe: Prawn Cocktail

It’s hard to take a prawn cocktail seriously. The pink, gloopy sauce, the (seemingly obligatory?) martini glass for presentation, the…