Recipe: Shakshuka

A spicy dish that’s perfect for a long weekend breakfast

Recipe: Peach and blueberry cobbler

Cobblers are a particular favourite in the Deep South, and this is a classic combination.

Five essential cookbooks for winter

Classic recipes and exotic inspiration for the winter months

Recipe: Curried cauliflower soup

An autumn soup that’s beige but beautiful

Recipe: Lemon curd

A zingy treat that’s the perfect partner for your toast

Recipe: The perfect Swiss roll

Add homemade jam for the ultimate sponge pudding

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

It’s time to take sides seriously

Extend your repertoire with these stunning side dish recipes

Naff? Coronation chicken is a right royal treat

It’s time to rescue ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’ from downmarket sandwich counters

How to make smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

Done properly, quiche is the perfect summer dish

How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

Jonathan Meades has written a cookbook to savour

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen has no time for foodie pretentions

Where tomatoes really come from

The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think

How to make cranachan shortbread sandwiches for Burns Night

A sure-fire way to make this undervalued pudding star of the show on January 25

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

How to make the ultimate leftovers pie

Turn your leftover turkey and ham into a spectacular pie on Boxing Day

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

The flavours of Christmas past

From pigeon pie to ‘Twelfth Night’ cake, our festive culinary history is rich and eclectic

The jockeys’ guide to staying thin this Christmas

Britain’s top jockeys share their tips for avoiding piling on the pounds

How to make beer-infused mince pies

Award-winning pastry chef Eric Lanlard shares his recipe for boozy mince pies