Recipe: Whisky-soaked fruit teacakes

A recipe that defies Paul Hollywood’s Great British Bake Off decree

The Amateur Drinker: An eye-watering introduction to vodka

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing

Recipe: Honey challah bread

Homemade challah bread is a treat that deserves to be savoured by Jews and gentiles alike

Recipe: Hazelnut, raspberry and lemon curd roulade

Our Vintage Chef whips up her take on a retro classic

The Amateur Drinker: Is fizz worth all the fuss?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing. This week, he gives prosecco a go

Recipe: Goat’s cheese and onion tart

A classic dish that’s a doddle to rustle up

The Amateur Drinker: Will Guinness be good for me?

After a lifetime of non-drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle – and he’s starting with a return to his Irish roots

An ancient history of heavy drinking

From competitive boozing to stomach-churning hangover cures, the Greeks and Romans knew how to get stuck in

Recipe: Lemon curd

A zingy treat that’s the perfect partner for your toast

Low-alcohol drinks: the good, the bad and the bubbly

Drinks to savour (and what to avoid) when on the hunt for a softer option

London’s best new bars

Where to go for cocktails, craft beer and top-notch pub grub

Recipe: The perfect Swiss roll

Add homemade jam for the ultimate sponge pudding

Recipe: Gazpacho

Refreshing and reviving – the perfect summer soup

Recipe: Blackberry and bay leaf jam

Blackberry season is early so let’s make the most of it

Five unfashionable fish we should all be eating

Help support British fishing by trying alternatives to cod, salmon and tuna

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

Jewish food: the most comforting trend of 2017

Despite a rise in anti-Semitism, matzo ball soup and salt beef are all the rage

How to make panzanella

The tastiest soggy bread you’ll ever eat

Poured on the Fourth of July

To celebrate Independence Day, a brief history of American boozing

How to make meringue nests

The perfect vehicle for your favourite berries

Three bottles of counterfeit wine used as evidence in the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan

How to spot counterfeit wine

Con artists are flooding the fine wine market with fakes