Wine & Food

Umami: the official name for utter scrumptiousness

The ‘fifth taste’ was not scientifically identified until 1908

2 Mar 2017

Restaurant review: L’Arpège, Paris

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

1 Mar 2017

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

24 Feb 2017
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

16 Feb 2017

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

16 Feb 2017

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

10 Feb 2017

The sweetest craving of all

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

9 Feb 2017

Whisky: the drink that sorts the women from the girls

Women are increasingly getting a taste for whisky

8 Feb 2017

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

7 Feb 2017

How to bake a spectacular blood orange cake

A perfect cake for the cold winter months

The cultivated grain

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

2 Feb 2017

The perfect white wines for winter

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

2 Feb 2017

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

30 Jan 2017

How quiche got its own hashtag

The much-derided dish has enjoyed an unlikely renaissance in recent times

26 Jan 2017

Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko strives to give the hearty cuisine of the Basque Country a refined edge

25 Jan 2017

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

24 Jan 2017

How to make cranachan shortbread sandwiches for Burns Night

A sure-fire way to make this undervalued pudding star of the show on January 25

Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

19 Jan 2017

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

12 Jan 2017

Keep self-pouring beer pumps out of our pubs

If bar staff are replaced with automatic beer pumps, it would be a tragedy for the Great British pub

11 Jan 2017