How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

The saucy side of food

The amorous have put their faith in aphrodisiacs since Roman times

The best food festivals in 2017

The finest festivals to eat, drink and get merry at this year

A worker at the Kavalan distillery in Taiwan charring a wooden whisky barrel

There’s a world of whisky beyond Scotch, Irish and bourbon

The best whiskies to try from England, India, Taiwan and beyond

How to make classic lemonade

Plus three twists on the traditional recipe

A couple of holidaymakers drinking through straws at Hyde Park Lido, London

Six unusual gin mixers for summer

Forget bog-standard tonic, your gin should be mixing in better company

Eight of the best boozy scenes in cinema

From Withnail & I to The Blues Brothers, try and keep up with these big screen drinkers

How to make lemon posset

The ultimate fuss-free pudding

How humans became slaves to wheat

The story of one of the oldest crops in the world

Five of the best rooftop bars in London

Where to go alfresco in the capital this summer

How to make perfect English muffins

Add a dollop of Marmite for a delicious twist on a classic recipe

What to drink at Easter – if you gave up drinking for Lent

Staying off the booze during Lent is tougher than Dry January

An overhead close up shot of a roasted leg of lamb and vegetables garnished with rosemary twigs.

How to cook slow roast Easter lamb

The ultimate showstopper for Easter Sunday lunch

The best posh Easter eggs

10 gourmet chocolate eggs to get stuck into

Wine Glass with Chocolates

Booze and chocolate: the perfect pairings for Easter

The very best tipples to enjoy with your chocolate eggs over the bank holiday weekend

a simnel cake

How to make Easter simnel cake

The traditional Easter fruit cake made simple

Close up on Two Glasses of Beer

I’m a shandy drinker, and proud of it

Adding lemonade to your pint of lager, or even bitter, is nothing to be ashamed of

General view of the contemporary New York eatery Eleven Madison Park in New york

The world’s 50 best restaurants revealed

Three London restaurants feature in the list

Did Cadbury turn Easter into an orgy of chocolate?

Chocolate is pretty much all the Resurrection of Christ means for lots of Brits

A pizza comes out of the oven at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele in London

The best pizza in the world is in… Stoke Newington

L’Antica Da Michele brings a Neapolitan institution to London – and improves it

How to make perfect chocolate mousse

Every cook needs a foolproof pudding recipe

Britain’s best bars for playing games

Bars and cafés across the UK are encouraging people to embrace their competitive side

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