Wine & Food

How to make perfect chocolate mousse

Every cook needs a foolproof pudding recipe

How to cook the perfect roast chicken

If treated properly, roast chicken is glorious: golden and impressive

My love affair with single malt whisky

It’s taken me by surprise, but this late-blooming passion is all-consuming

23 Mar 2017

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

23 Mar 2017

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

23 Mar 2017

Stage your very own Easter rising — bake hot cross buns

Ignore the tempting shop displays… these buns will come up plump and round

Bottles of champagne in an ice bucket

Treat mum to some top notch booze on Mother’s Day

Stock up on quality gin, prosecco and whisky to make Mothering Sunday special

21 Mar 2017
rolls of cheddar flavoured irish soda bread

How to bake simple cheddar soda bread

A cheesy twist on the recipe for the classic Irish loaf

The best Irish whiskeys to craic open

Distilleries across the Emerald Isle are now producing whiskeys to truly savour

How to make a classic pork pie

A weekend project that will be well worth the effort

Give British veal a bash!

How to eat veal with a clear conscience

9 Mar 2017

A connoisseur’s guide to pork pies

From pubs and supermarkets to flash restaurants, pork pies have gone gourmet

6 Mar 2017

How to make rhubarb and custard tart

The perfect recipe to get spring started

Umami: the official name for utter scrumptiousness

The ‘fifth taste’ was not scientifically identified until 1908

2 Mar 2017

Restaurant review: L’Arpège, Paris

Alain Passard is a French chef who has put his faith in vegetables

1 Mar 2017
porridge, pinhead oats, oats, recipes

How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff

Where tomatoes really come from

The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think

16 Feb 2017

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

16 Feb 2017

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

10 Feb 2017

The sweetest craving of all

Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance

9 Feb 2017

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

8 Feb 2017

Pasta is the solution to the vegetable crisis

The veg crisis is the perfect opportunity to ditch the courgetti and fall back in love with proper pasta

7 Feb 2017

How to bake a spectacular blood orange cake

A perfect cake for the cold winter months

The cultivated grain

From Asian goddesses to boarding school puddings, rice has a remarkable history behind it

2 Feb 2017

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

2 Feb 2017