Christmas sandwiches 2017: the best and worst

This year’s turkey sandwiches and veggie options tasted and rated

The best places to eat in Soho

Old haunts and brilliant new restaurants in the heart of London

London’s best pop-up bars for winter

Where to go for rooftop lounging, warming cocktails and delicious street food

Recipe: Chocolate tiffin

Add whatever sweet treats you like to this no-bake cake

Wine holidays off the beaten track

Vintage wine trips aren’t just the reserve of Napa Valley and the south of France

A brief history of battlefield boozing

Throughout history, alcohol has been a steadfast ally of countless armies

Five essential cookbooks for winter

Classic recipes and exotic inspiration for the winter months

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

Why champagne is still the finest fizz

Sparkling wines from around the world can be delicious, but champagne will always be the best

Recipe: Pumpkin and cheese scones

A Halloween recipe that’s nothing to be scared of

The Amateur Drinker: Vintage memories of Blackberry Way

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries red wine

Auf wiedersehen, Blue Nun: Brits have rediscovered the joy of quality German wine

The current popularity of German wine is picking up where British drinkers left off a century ago

Recipe: Maple granola

Reclaiming granola from the health food fanatics

Childhood treats from the page to the plate

Where to find the fondly-remembered food from classic children’s books

The Amateur Drinker: Will gin be my perfect tonic?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, gin and tonic

How to cook goat

Expert tips for cooking goat at home

Obsession 18: full line-up

21 star chefs will descend on Lancashire in the new year for the Northcote’s annual celebration of culinary excellence

Recipe: Curried cauliflower soup

An autumn soup that’s beige but beautiful

Save the India Club!

This cornerstone of London’s restaurant scene, and bastion of British-Indian heritage, is under threat of closure

Do we really need to clean up kids’ menus?

A new survey aiming to shame chain restaurants into providing healthier meals for children is out of touch with family life

Do low-alcohol drinks pass the taste test?

Priscilla Pollara is off the booze and on the hunt for decent low- and non-alcoholic beverages

Recipe: Plum galette

A messy but magnificent autumn pudding

The Amateur Drinker: Getting the (craft) beers in

After a lifetime of not drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries craft beer

Grape expectations: A different kind of gin to mix with

Gin made from grapes is enjoying a welcome revival