Wine & Food

How to cook Stilton and broccoli bake

The ideal antidote to January diets

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

6 Jan 2017

Avoid a hangover with a half of mild

It’s high time mild ale made a comeback

5 Jan 2017

The unheralded glory of Georgia’s gastronomy

Wendell Steavenson visits Mimino, a restaurant bringing Georgian delicacies to London

4 Jan 2017

Toast the New Year with a Belgian beer

Embrace some beautiful beers from Belgium before Article 50 kicks in

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

Britain’s heading for Brexit, but our beer is going continental

Craft breweries are increasingly looking to Europe for inspiration

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

There’s more to fizz than prosecco and champagne

A guide to the best sparkling wines from around the world

16 Dec 2016

Nutella bread recipe

A decadent treat that will lift spirits in lockdown.

How I discovered the fine art of foraging

The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food is the foodie book of the year

8 Dec 2016

A Christmas cake for people who hate Christmas Cake

How to bake sticky gingerbread wreath cake

How to cook baked potato soup

A proper weekend soup to warm you right through

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

22 Nov 2016

How to make a smashing almond brittle

A sweet treat that won’t crack your teeth – honest!

Where sampling gin is a serious business

214 Bermondsey is a gin-lovers’ paradise, even if you don’t get a slice of lemon with your G and T

17 Nov 2016

Donald Trump’s presidency will be fuelled by junk food

As he showed on the campaign trail, the president-elect favours KFC over haute cuisine

16 Nov 2016

We name and shame the worst mark-ups in London restaurants

An average Sauternes from a below-average ­vintage costs £460 plus service when it retails for less than £50

15 Nov 2016

How to cook classic canelés

These custard-filled cakes take the crème brûlée to the next level of deliciousness

Venison: the ultimate Ethical Carnivore dish

In the final column in an exclusive series for Spectator Life Louise Gray describes her most ethical meal and what a year killing to eat has taught her.

10 Nov 2016

How to get the best service in restaurants

Fred Sirieix from First Dates offers essential tips for ensuring you receive the best treatment when sitting down for dinner

8 Nov 2016

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

7 Nov 2016

All the presidents’ drinks

A brief history of the Commanders in Chief who loved a drop

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