Wine & Food

Theresa May’s recipes embrace margarine and the Middle East. What’s not to like?

She covers all the ground on the culinary-political front

4 Oct 2016

5 of Britain’s new Michelin-starred restaurants

The Ritz, Wild Rabbit and Veeraswamy have all been awarded a coveted star in the Michelin Guide 2017

3 Oct 2016

The French don’t need British jam

The art of jam making is known to every European culture

3 Oct 2016

Good spirits: A guide to London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is bringing an array of wild and wonderful booze to the capital

3 Oct 2016

How to bake a messy but magical plum cake

Home baking is about cosiness, not perfection

Stay-at-home drinkers should get out and support their local gastropub

We needed gastropubs to improve the pub-going experience. Now, they need us.

29 Sep 2016

Why can’t Australians cope with a British Empire-themed restaurant?

The British Colonial Co. faced a backlash when it announced it was taking its inspiration from ‘the stylish days’ of the British Empire

28 Sep 2016

How to cook a rabbit, the ethical way

In an exclusive series for Spectator Life, Louise Gray shares recipes learnt during her year only eating animals she killed herself

27 Sep 2016

Honey: the nectar of gods and posh hippies

Honey has been prized throughout history and its sweet appeal shows no sign of abating

23 Sep 2016

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

22 Sep 2016

Ethical eating should replace gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins

Because it isn’t about changing the world – it’s about bigging up one’s moral status

22 Sep 2016

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

I always smuggle a couple of subversive Digestive biscuits into my daughter’s school lunch box

22 Sep 2016

What’s a travelling oenophile to do?

Nothing beats drinking Chateau d’Yquem in a tropical paradise

22 Sep 2016

How to bake perfect brioche

Creating beautiful brioche takes planning, perseverance and a whole lot of eggs

Mussel memories: How to cook perfect moules marinière

Knocking up a steaming bowl of moules is quick, easy and guaranteed to conjure the holiday spirit at home

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

16 Sep 2016

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

15 Sep 2016

Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

15 Sep 2016

My DIY dinner at the Ikea restaurant

The Swedish flatpack furniture giant has opened a London eatery

14 Sep 2016

Shetland is the place for perfect fish and chips

The chefs at Frankie’s take fish and chips seriously. And it shows

9 Sep 2016

From fishers of men to Filet-O-Fish

The Christian story behind the famous fish burger.

7 Sep 2016

A pavlova for glamorous women and stoic girls

This is the most impossibly bewitching pudding.

Cafe society for Hampstead intellectuals

The Coffee Cup isn’t a restaurant. It’s a place where you can have food.

5 Sep 2016

The enigma of the egg

They are a great mystery and a great leveller; a simple thing that can be eaten a hundred ways.

31 Aug 2016

The eccentric vegetarian’s guide to crusading against carnivores

They’re going to lose, one day soon.

26 Aug 2016