Wine & Food

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

Lamb & hazelnut kofta recipe

The three Gladwin brothers – a farmer, a chef and a restauranteur – show you how to turn lamb mince into a summer delicacy.

25 May 2020

How to make the perfect Pimm’s

Top tips for mastering this British summer classic.

22 May 2020

Chicken Caesar Salad recipe

Chicken is now the crowning ingredient of this salad but it wasn’t always so.

The best restaurant delivery services to try this weekend

Increasing numbers of restaurants in the capital will deliver meals to your door. We review the latest options.

20 May 2020

How to make the perfect toastie

Swap butter for mayo and cheddar for gruyere to give your toastie some kick.

Frangipane tart with tinned fruit recipe

Turn those excess tinned pears into a showstopper

The best Michelin-star meals to order to your door

Those who are pining for fine dining are in luck.

14 May 2020

Shake it up: iconic hotel cocktails to recreate at home

Whether you’re craving a negroni or a breakfast martini, these recipes will help you pull off the perfect lockdown drink.

14 May 2020

Banana bread recipe

The riper the banana the better the loaf.

Six wines to savour during May

From rosé to rioja – our pick of the month’s best bottles.

7 May 2020

Bring the bar to you: the best cocktail delivery services

Have your favourite drinks delivered to your door to liven up your lockdown nights in.

5 May 2020

How to make the most of your perishables

These simple short cuts will help make your weekly shop go further – no ingredient need go to waste.

Chocolate chip cookies recipe

Crisp and buttery on the outside, fudgy and sweet within.

10 movie-themed meals to liven up your nights in

Reinvent your home cinema nights with these film and food pairings.

Star power: How Brangelina rescued rosé

Miraval is that rare find – a celebrity-endorsed product that lives up to the hype.

27 Apr 2020

Six signature hotel dishes that you can make at home

Bring the fine dining experience into your own kitchen with the help of these iconic hotels.

27 Apr 2020

Seeded crackers recipe

For the most part, over the last four weeks, I’ve been turning to old faithfuls in my kitchen: lasagne, bread…

Lasagne recipe

Simmer your mince in milk and add bacon for the fullest flavour.

Recipe: Coconut ice

An easy-to-make treat that will have you bopping for more.

16 Apr 2020

Six film and cocktail pairings to liven up your nights in

Match your cocktail to your film choice for the perfect lockdown evening.

15 Apr 2020

How to shake up your work from home lunch

Beans on toast again? Here’s how to restore your lunch hour to its former glory.

No-chocolate chocolate cake recipe

Combine cocoa and hot water to create a mouth-watering fudge interior.

Recipe: hot cross buns

Ignore the tempting shop displays… these buns will come up plump and round

How to make the perfect cup of coffee at home

Keep your coffee out of the fridge and check the ‘roasted on’ date – plus more tips from our coffee expert.

7 Apr 2020

Recipe: Hot cross bun ice cream

Make the very most of those leftover hot cross buns and master a delicious Easter dessert