How to make Nutella bread

A decadent treat that makes for a perfect Christmas Day breakfast

How I discovered the fine art of foraging

The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food is the foodie book of the year

How goose flew back into festive fashion

The traditional Christmas bird is making a comeback

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

The Design Museum has a spectacular new home in the old Commonwealth Insititute

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

Our 12 Drinks of Christmas series continues with a selection of fine sherries to sample

The best American whiskeys to drink this Christmas

The first in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series, courtesy of the Thinking Drinkers

The only way to survive Christmas is to hide

The festive season puts us all in mortal danger

The art of good mulling

How to make delicious and uplifting mulled wine at home

Avoiding the steepest slopes in Verbier

Skiing here can be astoundingly expensive… or surprisingly affordable

Forget tacky Christmas jumpers, go for a designer number this winter

The trend for Christmas jumpers has gone upmarket – here’s a guide to the best posh festive pullovers

Eddie Redmayne gets a royal welcome at the Hennessy Gold Cup

There was a star-studded turnout for the 60th anniversary of the famous horse race

How to cook baked potato soup

A proper weekend soup to warm you right through

Unusual jewels – and where to buy them

This Christmas there’s a whole of array of colourful and bold jewellery to hunt out

Five of the best sports books of all time

A selection of five of the best ever sporting tomes

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

Is AR shopping for life or just a gimmick for Christmas?

Covent Garden’s augmented reality experience aims to bring shopping bang up to date – but is it worth the hassle?

Does the National Trust need to preserve Agatha Christie’s home for the nation?

Britain would benefit far more if Greenway, and a number of other buildings, was given a blue plaque and sold off

How to make a smashing almond brittle

A sweet treat that won’t crack your teeth – honest!

Christmas sandwiches are disgusting – and here are the worst of them

A run down of the worst festive food currently being peddled in our high streets