recipes

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

16 Dec 2016

How to make Nutella bread

A decadent treat that makes for a perfect Christmas Day breakfast

9 Dec 2016

How I discovered the fine art of foraging

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

8 Dec 2016

A Christmas cake for people who hate Christmas Cake

How to bake sticky gingerbread wreath cake

2 Dec 2016

How to cook baked potato soup

A proper weekend soup to warm you right through

25 Nov 2016

How to make a smashing almond brittle

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

18 Nov 2016

How to cook classic canelés

These custard-filled cakes take the crème brûlée to the next level of deliciousness

11 Nov 2016

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

7 Nov 2016

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

4 Nov 2016

How to make smoky pumpkin and bacon soup

A reviving and delicious recipe, just in time for Halloween

28 Oct 2016

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

28 Oct 2016

A virtual trip to Sicily with Antonio Carluccio

The great Italian chef has the final word on the spag bol furore

27 Oct 2016

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

21 Oct 2016

The secret to making perfect pizza at home

Forget dialling for a takeaway, here are six tips for making flawless pizza

19 Oct 2016

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

18 Oct 2016

How to bake perfect spelt bread

A recipe for bread that’s doesn’t require skill, implements or fancy ingredients

7 Oct 2016

Mackerel: an easy catch of the day

The Ethical Carnivore offers up her recipe for mackerel baked in oatmeal with gooseberry sauce

5 Oct 2016

How to bake a messy but magical plum cake

Home baking is about cosiness, not perfection

30 Sep 2016

How to cook a rabbit, the ethical way

In an exclusive series for Spectator Life, Louise Gray shares recipes learnt during her year only eating animals she killed herself

27 Sep 2016

How to bake perfect brioche

Creating beautiful brioche takes planning, perseverance and a whole lot of eggs

21 Sep 2016

Mussel memories: How to cook perfect moules marinière

Knocking up a steaming bowl of moules is quick, easy and guaranteed to conjure the holiday spirit at home

16 Sep 2016