food

Have a very Happy Excessmas

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

3 Nov 2016

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

28 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

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

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

21 Oct 2016

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

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

5 of Britain’s new Michelin-starred restaurants

The Ritz, Wild Rabbit and Veeraswamy have all been awarded a coveted star in the Michelin Guide 2017

3 Oct 2016

The French don’t need British jam

The art of jam making is known to every European culture

3 Oct 2016

Stay-at-home drinkers should get out and support their local gastropub

We needed gastropubs to improve the pub-going experience. Now, they need us.

29 Sep 2016

Why can’t Australians cope with a British Empire-themed restaurant?

The British Colonial Co. faced a backlash when it announced it was taking its inspiration from ‘the stylish days’ of the British Empire

28 Sep 2016

How to cook a rabbit, the ethical way

In an exclusive series for Spectator Life, Louise Gray shares recipes learnt during her year only eating animals she killed herself

27 Sep 2016

Honey: the nectar of gods and posh hippies

Honey has been prized throughout history and its sweet appeal shows no sign of abating

23 Sep 2016

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

22 Sep 2016

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

I always smuggle a couple of subversive Digestive biscuits into my daughter’s school lunch box

22 Sep 2016

Mussel memories: How to cook perfect moules marinière

Knocking up a steaming bowl of moules is quick, easy and guaranteed to conjure the holiday spirit at home

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

15 Sep 2016

My DIY dinner at the Ikea restaurant

The Swedish flatpack furniture giant has opened a London eatery

14 Sep 2016

Shetland is the place for perfect fish and chips

The chefs at Frankie’s take fish and chips seriously. And it shows

9 Sep 2016

What will Brexit mean for British food?

The EU has transformed the way we buy, cook, eat and think about food.

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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

Frozen fish, insipid sauces, dry bread and cheapskate pizza

6 Jun 2016

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

6 Jun 2016

Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

EatAbout and Dish Next Door connect chefs and amateur cooks to hungry diners, cutting out the restaurant trade entirely

5 Jun 2016

Does veganism kill children? No, neglectful parenting does

Whether it’s for religious, ethical or health reasons, it’s not easy being vegan. The diet excludes some obvious things like cheese,…

9 Jul 2015