Wine & Food

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Gallery: Pergola on the Roof returns for winter

The rooftop eatery and drinks venue is back on top of the old BBC car park

4 Nov 2016

Thanks to roadkill, there is such a thing as a free lunch

‘Ethical carnivore’ Louise Gray on how to find and cook pheasant that met a sticky end

3 Nov 2016

The rise of macaron mania

Have you noticed that you can’t move for macarons? Those little almond cakes are everywhere. Once ignored in favour of…

3 Nov 2016

High Life v Low Life

One covers Park Lane, the other Skid Row. But who really has the more refined palate?

Don’t put jelly in my trifle — I may throw a wobbly

My recipe harks back to the one by Hannah Glasse in 1747

Have a very Happy Excessmas

Eat, drink and be merry just to spite the health puritans

3 Nov 2016

A raw deal in a vegan paradise

At Notting Hill’s Nama the food comes clean, crisp and barely cooked

2 Nov 2016

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

31 Oct 2016

How to make smoky pumpkin and bacon soup

A reviving and delicious recipe, just in time for Halloween

Mezcal: The Day of the Dead’s most potent spirit

Leave tequila on the shelf and give Mexico’s other fiery booze a try

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

28 Oct 2016

Can corn flakes kill the sex drive?

Imagine if there was a cereal that could stop you masturbating

27 Oct 2016

A virtual trip to Sicily with Antonio Carluccio

The great Italian chef has the final word on the spag bol furore

27 Oct 2016

How to make cheat’s risotto

A recipe to follow when the thought of doing anything other than opening and closing the oven door is overwhelming

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

21 Oct 2016

The secret to making perfect pizza at home

Forget dialling for a takeaway, here are six tips for making flawless pizza

19 Oct 2016

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

We’ll never stop screaming for ice cream

From frozen flowers to breast milk, ice cream has a rich and surprising history

14 Oct 2016

On the hunt for good food in Guernsey

The Guernsey International Food Festival aims to put the Channel Island on the culinary map

12 Oct 2016

There’s more to California wine than Napa

Wines from the Santa Ynez Valley are more than worthy of our attention

11 Oct 2016

How to bake perfect spelt bread

A recipe for bread that’s doesn’t require skill, implements or fancy ingredients

2015 is the only vintage wine-lovers need to remember

If your mind goes blank when picking out a bottle, just go for one very good year

7 Oct 2016

An absolutely fabulous guide to quaffing champagne

Ab Fab’s Helen Lederer celebrates National Champagne Week in style

6 Oct 2016

Mackerel: an easy catch of the day

The Ethical Carnivore offers up her recipe for mackerel baked in oatmeal with gooseberry sauce

5 Oct 2016