How to cook the perfect roast chicken

If treated properly, roast chicken is glorious: golden and impressive

Bottles of champagne in an ice bucket

Treat mum to some top notch booze on Mother’s Day

Stock up on quality gin, prosecco and whisky to make Mothering Sunday special

rolls of cheddar flavoured irish soda bread

How to bake simple cheddar soda bread

A cheesy twist on the recipe for the classic Irish loaf

Collection of Irish whiskey in shot glasses

The best Irish whiskeys to craic open

Distilleries across the Emerald Isle are now producing whiskeys to truly savour

How to make a classic pork pie

A weekend project that will be well worth the effort

Give British veal a bash!

How to eat veal with a clear conscience

A connoisseur’s guide to pork pies

From pubs and supermarkets to flash restaurants, pork pies have gone gourmet

How to make rhubarb and custard tart

The perfect recipe to get spring started

Umami: the official name for utter scrumptiousness

The ‘fifth taste’ was not scientifically identified until 1908

Restaurant review: L’Arpège, Paris

Alain Passard is a French chef who has put his faith in vegetables

How to make simple Scotch pancakes

An easy recipe to try on Pancake Day

Eight wines to go with your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

We’ve selected the perfect bottles of wine to partner up with your pancakes

porridge, pinhead oats, oats, recipes

How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff

Where tomatoes really come from

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

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

Staying in with some quality booze is the best option for Valentine’s Day

Henry Jeffreys recommends wines and spirits to fall in love with on February 14

The sweetest craving of all

Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

Pasta is the solution to the vegetable crisis

The veg crisis is the perfect opportunity to ditch the courgetti and fall back in love with proper pasta

The cultivated grain

From Asian goddesses to boarding school puddings, rice has a remarkable history behind it

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

Let office workers eat cake!

Don’t listen to the joyless meddlers who think sweet treats should no longer be a part of office life

Dry January is finally over. Let’s ditch it for good next year

The winter months are the time to be compensating for the weather with red wine and spirits