Wine & Food

London’s best underground bars and restaurants

Delve beneath the city’s surface for some of the capital’s finest hidden restaurants and cocktail haunts.

The Seasonal Cook: cavolo nero, fennel & chickpea soup

Winter soup doesn’t have to be bland: an injection of Italian flavours can transform it from a staple into something superlative

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Vintage Chef: bake a cake that packs a punch with rhubarb flavours and a burst of colour

Dry January is over: here’s what to drink

The cold snap provides ample opportunity for brandy and port while clichéd cocktails are set to make a comeback

30 Jan 2019

A guide to London’s vegan restaurants

Here are eight restaurants with menus mouthwatering enough to please vegans and non vegans alike

29 Jan 2019

Recipe: Cullen Skink Soup

This Scottish soup has one of the most pleasing names in culinary history – here’s how to cook it for Burns Night

The Seasonal Cook recipe: Borlotti beans & artichoke

A winter dish that rejuvenates the artichoke with Italian flavours

20 Jan 2019

Recipe: Marmalade

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares a family marmalade recipe that is ripe for the Seville orange season

Rome Food Map: where and how to eat in the Italian capital

From lunches and pitstops to aperitivi and markets – how and where the Romans eat

17 Jan 2019

Recipe: Potatoes Boulangères

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares an elegant side dish to go with any roast

New York Food Map: where to eat in the Big Apple

Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his top tips for under-the-radar eateries in NYC

8 Jan 2019

The Seasonal Cook: Blood orange, radicchio and ricotta salad

Our new Seasonal Cook Clementine Hain-Cole shares a winter salad that will set the taste buds zinging

Recipe: Gingernut Biscuits

A delicious winter pick-me-up and perfect partner for a cup of tea

Recipe: New Year Blinis

Whether you are throwing a party on New Year’s Eve or enjoying a cosy night in, blinis are the perfect treat to see in 2019

The best wines from South Africa

The much maligned South African Pinotage grape is due a renaissance

26 Dec 2018

Christmas dinners around the globe

Turkey is the mainstay of the British Christmas but what do people eat elsewhere in the world?

25 Dec 2018

Recipe: Gingerbread Ham

A Christmas recipe whose festive flavours you will want to recreate year after year

Recipe: Christmas cake

Festive fruit cake done properly

Recipe: Nordic Christmas Gravlax

A surprisingly straightforward take on cured salmon

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner

9 Dec 2018

Recipe: Cheese Straws

The perfect nibble for the Christmas party season

A vegan Christmas dinner done properly

How to rustle up a delicious, meat-free meal on Christmas Day

5 Dec 2018

What do they serve up on diplomatic plates?

Exclusive insider info from the top tables at grand embassies

28 Nov 2018

My Thai chicken had a garnish of ‘sang de rat’

Decades ago, my diplomat husband was posted to Delhi and I was invited to a ladies’ lunch. Bowls of consommé…

28 Nov 2018

Recipe: Christmas Lebkuchen

One taste of German gingerbread and you’ll be hooked

A triumph from the Dolomites

The best Super Tuscan that’s not from Tuscany

28 Nov 2018