How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Lunch in these dull times is all about smashed avocado rather than just getting smashed

My love affair with single malt whisky

It’s taken me by surprise, but this late-blooming passion is all-consuming

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

Stage your very own Easter rising — bake hot cross buns

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