recipes

The Seasonal Cook: cavolo nero, fennel & chickpea soup

Winter soup doesn’t have to be bland: an injection of Italian flavours can transform it from a staple into something superlative

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

2 Nov 2017

Recipe: Curried cauliflower soup

An autumn soup that’s beige but beautiful

Forget the school slop – a true rice pudding is a rare treat

Get the skin right and your guests will fight over it

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

14 Jun 2017

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

24 Apr 2017

Where tomatoes really come from

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

16 Feb 2017

How to bake a spectacular blood orange cake

A perfect cake for the cold winter months

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

How to cook Stilton and broccoli bake

The ideal antidote to January diets

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

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

6 Jan 2017

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

21 Dec 2016

How to make beer-infused mince pies

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

19 Dec 2016