The finest rums to buy

Sample the sipping rums that are giving whisky a run for its money

Recipe: Courgette cake

Have a break from carrot cake and go green instead

Recipe: Coconut ice cream

Delicious homemade ice cream with no churn required

London’s best chef’s tables

The restaurants to go to for catching sight of kitchens cooking up a storm

How vodka is getting back in the mix

Gin is the spirit of the moment, but one Dutch distillery is out to prove vodka doesn’t have to be a bland alternative

Recipe: Macaroni cheese

A comforting main course – or an ideal barbecue side dish

The perfect tea for fusspots

A self-proclaimed tea snob discovers a pleasing Twist on his favourite hot drink

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

A French flan that is the perfect showcase for summer fruits

Recipe: Amaretti biscuits

How to make the classic Italian biscuit (minus the fire hazard)

How to make perfect pasta

Top tips for getting your homemade spaghetti, tagliatelle and ravioli just right

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

Recipe: Apricot tart

A sweet treat that’s perfect for the sunny summer months

Is it worth switching to sake?

Japanese rice wine is said to be a ‘clean’ option for drinkers – Jonathan McAloon gave it a try

The best English sparkling wines

Homegrown fizz is giving champagne a run for its money

Recipe: Viennese Whirls with dark chocolate

A retro bake that’s ideal for beginners to have a go at

Sicily: Dramatic landscapes, delicious wines

The fertile ground surrounding Mount Etna is home to a remarkable group of wineries

The 50 best restaurants in the world 2018

Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana regained top spot in the annual list

Recipe: Cheese & onion quiche

When it comes to quiche, only homemade will do

Beware the drinks bores!

From Bloody Mary to craft beer, certain drinks attract those who do like to drone on

A surprisingly magnificent Montrachet

A hint of asparagus, then a rush of marmalade. This was a truly wonderful bottle of wine

Frida Kahlo in 1939

A feast fit for Frida Kahlo

Great Mexican food has finally come to London

Have we reached peak coffee?

The coffee industry is in the sights of environmentalists and public health campaigners

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

Recipe: Perfect jam tarts

How to get the ultimate picnic treat just right

How I learned to love champagne

A champagne-sceptic develops a taste for expensive fizz thanks to a flying visit to Mallorca