Wine & Food

A couple of holidaymakers drinking through straws at Hyde Park Lido, London

Six unusual gin mixers

Forget bog-standard tonic, your gin should be mixing in better company

2 May 2017

Eight of the best boozy scenes in cinema

From Withnail & I to The Blues Brothers, try and keep up with these big screen drinkers

How to make lemon posset

The ultimate fuss-free pudding

How humans became slaves to wheat

The story of one of the oldest crops in the world

27 Apr 2017

Jonathan Meades has written a cookbook to savour

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen has no time for foodie pretentions

24 Apr 2017

Five of the best rooftop bars in London

Where to go alfresco in the capital this summer

21 Apr 2017

How to make perfect English muffins

Add a dollop of Marmite for a delicious twist on a classic recipe

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Lunch in these dull times is all about smashed avocado rather than just getting smashed

19 Apr 2017

What to drink at Easter – if you gave up drinking for Lent

Staying off the booze during Lent is tougher than Dry January

12 Apr 2017
An overhead close up shot of a roasted leg of lamb and vegetables garnished with rosemary twigs.

How to cook slow roast Easter lamb

The ultimate showstopper for Easter Sunday lunch

The best posh Easter eggs

10 gourmet chocolate eggs to get stuck into

11 Apr 2017
a simnel cake

How to make Easter simnel cake

The traditional Easter fruit cake made simple

Close up on Two Glasses of Beer

I’m a shandy drinker, and proud of it

Adding lemonade to your pint of lager, or even bitter, is nothing to be ashamed of

6 Apr 2017
General view of the contemporary New York eatery Eleven Madison Park in New york

The world’s 50 best restaurants revealed

Three London restaurants feature in the list

6 Apr 2017

Did Cadbury turn Easter into an orgy of chocolate?

Chocolate is pretty much all the Resurrection of Christ means for lots of Brits

4 Apr 2017
A pizza comes out of the oven at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele in London

The best pizza in the world is in… Stoke Newington

L’Antica Da Michele brings a Neapolitan institution to London – and improves it

4 Apr 2017

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
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