Wine & Food

Where to eat al fresco in London

Make the most of the heatwave by eating outside.

6 Jul 2020

Battenberg recipe

Is there a more visually nostalgic or retro cake than the battenberg?

10 American drinks to try on July 4th

From Jack Daniels to a sophisticated Oregon wine, there’s no excuse for an empty glass this Saturday.

2 Jul 2020

Table talk with Rory Sutherland – plus a breakfast kedgeree recipe

The Spectator’s ‘Wiki Man’ columnist shares the dishes and cuisines that have influenced him most.

30 Jun 2020

London’s best pubs with beer gardens

A decent beer garden has become a much sought after asset – here’s how to track down the best.

30 Jun 2020

The European Championship…of drink: from Belgian beer to Swedish vodka

The football tournament may be cancelled but the continent’s best drinks can still compete. So who wins?

29 Jun 2020

Homemade burger buns recipe

The best burger buns are not only sturdy, they can carry their own in terms of flavour.

Charcoal vs gas: which is better for BBQs?

The debate over which fuel is best can take on an almost tribal dimensions.

24 Jun 2020

The best rosés to enjoy in the heatwave

Paler rosés may be all the rage but opt for a darker shade for a more refined flavour.

24 Jun 2020

Wild strawberry & elderflower posset recipe

A foraged pudding for the summer season.

22 Jun 2020

Quiche Lorraine recipe

The word ‘quiche’ derives from the German ‘kuchen’ meaning cake.

First statues, now food stuffs: how Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben got cancelled

The list of problematic products on our shelves continues to grow.

18 Jun 2020

Kelis: ‘I’ve gone from the Cordon Bleu to cooking with cannabis’

The grammy-nominated singer shares tips and recipes inspired by her new Netflix show.

18 Jun 2020

Cheese scones recipe

To ensure both a tall and tender scone, the key is in the way you handle the dough

The best gins to buy for Father’s Day

Give the old man something new in his glass with these top-notch bottles.

11 Jun 2020

The best wines to drink in June

Our guide to the month’s best bottles – Rhône, Riesling and a surprisingly sophisticated £5.50 sherry from Morrisons.

10 Jun 2020

The socially-distant pub: what drinking could look like this summer

Iceland and Lithuania have shown how pubs can coexist with Covid-19 in the summer months.

9 Jun 2020

Chargrilled asparagus with paneed duck egg & crispy bacon recipe

English asparagus is one of June’s finest culinary treats. Here’s how to combine it with bacon and duck egg.

Focaccia recipe

You should be able to squish a good focaccia with your hand and watch it slowly rise back up to its former glory.

Life’s a picnic: luxury treats to elevate your hamper

The British are rightly known for their picnics so, from scotch eggs to Victoria sponge, here’s how to make yours extra special in lockdown.

3 Jun 2020

Podcast: Table Talk with Rhik Samadder (plus a blueberry pancakes recipe)

Food writer Rhik Samadder shares how he grew up on frozen pancakes and we show you how to cook your own from scratch.

2 Jun 2020

Five wines that take you abroad

Since we’re not going anywhere fast, why not rely on these vintages to transport you?

1 Jun 2020

The best bakeries that deliver to your door

Bakeries across the country have adapted their goods for the Covid era – here’s what to order.

Pineapple granita recipe

This dish is about as close as I’m going to get to sitting on a beach sipping a frozen cocktail anytime soon.

Quick and spicy salmon noodles recipe

Jack Monroe shares a quick dish that’s healthy to boot.

28 May 2020

Bookish cakes: from Proust to Barbara Pym

Cakes in literature have come to symbolise everything from memory and sex to decay but there are also cakes that, whilst a staple on the page, have been lost from our baking repertoire – Fuller’s Walnut cake being the prime example.

27 May 2020