Craft beer: Five of the best

A selection of different styles from around the world for the discerning beer drinker

Recipe: Coconut ice cream

Delicious homemade ice cream with no churn required

How food halls are serving up a serious challenge to pubs

Open spaces packed with communal tables, eclectic menus and Instagram-friendly decor are drawing millennials away from pubs

London’s best chef’s tables

The restaurants to go to for catching sight of kitchens cooking up a storm

How vodka is getting back in the mix

Gin is the spirit of the moment, but one Dutch distillery is out to prove vodka doesn’t have to be a bland alternative

Why Tobago is the place to go for ecotourism

The Caribbean island is packed with luxurious resorts, stunning wildlife and admirable conservation projects

A walk in Emily Brontë’s footsteps

For fans of Wuthering Heights, a visit to the wiley, windy moors that inspired it is a must

Recipe: Macaroni cheese

A comforting main course – or an ideal barbecue side dish

The sugar tax has given working lunches a bitter taste

Office canteens are now best avoided thanks to Government nannying

Summer reads for 2018

The finest literary fiction, bestsellers and crime novels to take on your holidays

How the Cabinet might spend their holidays

Will the PM be using her free time to do some walking or cooking?

The perfect tea for fusspots

A self-proclaimed tea snob discovers a pleasing Twist on his favourite hot drink

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

A French flan that is the perfect showcase for summer fruits

The best food festivals in 2018

Where to go for spectacular street food, fine booze and culinary masterclasses from celebrity chefs

The allure of the Loire Valley

Enjoy a right royal experience in one of France’s most stunning regions

How Charles Dickens tried to silence buskers

Street music is a common part of London life, but in the 19th century it survived high-profile attempts to ban it

Recipe: Amaretti biscuits

How to make the classic Italian biscuit (minus the fire hazard)

Salzburg Festival: High-brow culture in a historic city

The annual celebration of theatre, opera and classical music is the perfect excuse to visit a stunning corner of Austria

How to make perfect pasta

Top tips for getting your homemade spaghetti, tagliatelle and ravioli just right

How crime fiction murdered its competition

This month’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival celebrates a genre that is outselling its literary rivals

Why have we whitewashed outlandish interiors?

House-hunting was getting James Innes-Smith down – until he discovered an outrageously designed gem from the 1970s

10 films to see this summer

Featuring an Incredibles comeback, Jason Statham fighting a mega-shark and Spike Lee’s KKK comedy

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

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Edinburgh Festival 2018: Comedy shows to book now

Natalie Palamides, Dylan Moran and Arthur Smith are among the acts to catch at this year’s Fringe

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury