Recipe: Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

Buy extra hot cross buns and whip up the ultimate Easter pudding

How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

Recipe: Chocolate Guinness cake

You’ll need something to soak up the St Patrick’s Day booze

The best Easter eggs for 2018

This year’s luxury chocolate eggs tasted and rated

Collection of Irish whiskey in shot glasses

Go beyond Guinness for your St Patrick’s Day drinks

Ireland’s finest whiskey, small-batch gin and craft stout will keep you nicely topped up on March 17

The spirited women behind one of the world’s finest rums

Photographer Nicolee Drake meets the weavers of Guatemala

How to bluff as a wine buff

Masquerade as a connoisseur with these tips from The Wine Show’s Amelia Singer

Recipe: Wild boar pie

A perfect recipe for British Pie Week, or any other time of the year

Recipe: Bara brith

How to bake speckled bread, a Welsh classic for St David’s Day

English wine: the best of the bunch

Give these homegrown wines a chance and you won’t be disappointed

Recipe: Rhubarb fool

While rhubarb is in season, it would be foolish not to whip up this classic pud

State ‘calorie caps’? An idea that leaves a sour taste

In this era of state-enforced skinniness, scoffing dirty burgers is an act of rebellion.

Treacle tart recipe: a childhood treat for grown-ups to gorge on

It’s easy to dismiss this pudding as nursery food, but that’s part of its charm

The night I drank century-old champagne from a shipwreck

This sunken treasure had lost its bubbles — but the taste was sweetly intriguing

The fad for non-alcoholic drinks overlooks one thing: they’re all disgusting

Are people so vulnerable to social pressure to get sloshed they must pretend to be drinking when they aren’t?

The best restaurants for pasta in London

Five of the capital’s finest spots for Italian grub

Recipe: Chocolate fondant

A guaranteed way to melt your beloved’s heart on Valentine’s Day

Recipe: Perfect pancakes

Plus five ideas for indulgent fillings

The best restaurants in Islington

Where to eat in Upper Street and beyond

Flippin’ heck: The best places to eat pancakes in London

Perfect for Shrove Tuesday (or any other day of the year)

Craft beer: a beginner’s guide

The best places to buy it and top tips for picking your perfect ale

Recipe: French onion soup

With slow and steady cooking, this classic soup is guaranteed to melt your heart

Five underrated cuts of meat

Why we should all give kidneys, knuckle and neck a try

Recipe: Chocolate flapjacks

The classic sweet snack with added chocolate, orange and ginger

Recipe: Corned beef hash

Olivia Potts shares her version of this cheap and speedy classic