The most delicious moments in literature

Laura Freeman, author of The Reading Cure, picks out her favourite examples of mouth-watering writing

The best restaurants for pasta in London

Five of the capital’s finest spots for Italian grub

Everything Meghan Markle needs to know about tartan

Meghan Markle is not the first royal to wear tartan for PR purposes, but it was once banned by the monarchy

Brussels deserves a break – and is a good place for one

There’s a lot more to Belgium’s capital than EU politics

Black Panther review: A superhero film with bite

Black Panther is an original, funny and defiantly African blockbuster

Recipe: Chocolate fondant

A guaranteed way to melt your beloved’s heart on Valentine’s Day

Recipe: Perfect pancakes

Plus five ideas for indulgent fillings

The perfect flowers for every Valentine

Where to buy your blooms for Valentine’s Day

The best restaurants in Islington

Where to eat in Upper Street and beyond

Exhibition preview: All Too Human, Tate Britain

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are the headliners of Tate Britain’s upcoming show

Valentine’s Day 2018: gifts for him and her

From flowers and chocolates to gin and heart-shaped cheese

How going on pilgrimage cured my millennial malaise

Tom Carter is one of a growing band of young people to walk the Camino – and he learned plenty about modern life along the Way

Flippin’ heck: The best places to eat pancakes in London

Perfect for Shrove Tuesday (or any other day of the year)

A beginner’s guide to birdwatching

Essential tips for catching sight of Britain’s stunning array of birds

Craft beer: a beginner’s guide

The best places to buy it and top tips for picking your perfect ale

Recipe: French onion soup

With slow and steady cooking, this classic soup is guaranteed to melt your heart

Table for one: why eating alone is one of life’s great joys

From people watching to reading, there are plenty of good reasons to fly solo when going out for dinner

Six films to watch in February

Lady Bird, Black Panther and The Shape of Water are among the films to catch this month

The Pig hotels: idyllic retreats or a corporate cash cow?

Damian Reilly visits The Pig in Brockenhurst, where getting away from it all comes at a hefty price

Eight exhibitions to see

Old Masters, Victorian photographers and Francis Bacon all feature in our round-up of the best current and upcoming exhibitions

Five underrated cuts of meat

Why we should all give kidneys, knuckle and neck a try

Gallery: Grammys 2018

Bruno Mars won six awards at the ceremony in New York

Early Man review: a football comedy that doesn’t hit the back of the net

A team of prehistoric footballers take to the pitch in the latest stop motion animation from Aardman

Recipe: Chocolate flapjacks

The classic sweet snack with added chocolate, orange and ginger

The rotten king with an exquisite taste in art

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition reunites paintings from Charles I’s legendary collection