How to make Nutella bread

A decadent treat that makes for a perfect Christmas Day breakfast

How I discovered the fine art of foraging

The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food is the foodie book of the year

Don’t waste good sherry on granny this Christmas

Our 12 Drinks of Christmas series continues with a selection of fine sherries to sample

The best American whiskeys to drink this Christmas

The first in our 12 Drinks of Christmas series, courtesy of the Thinking Drinkers

The art of good mulling

How to make delicious and uplifting mulled wine at home

How to cook baked potato soup

A proper weekend soup to warm you right through

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

How to make a smashing almond brittle

A sweet treat that won’t crack your teeth – honest!

Christmas sandwiches are disgusting – and here are the worst of them

A run down of the worst festive food currently being peddled in our high streets

Where sampling gin is a serious business

214 Bermondsey is a gin-lovers’ paradise, even if you don’t get a slice of lemon with your G and T

Donald Trump’s presidency will be fuelled by junk food

As he showed on the campaign trail, the president-elect favours KFC over haute cuisine

We name and shame the worst mark-ups in London restaurants

An average Sauternes from a below-average ­vintage costs £460 plus service when it retails for less than £50

How to cook classic canelés

These custard-filled cakes take the crème brûlée to the next level of deliciousness

Venison: the ultimate Ethical Carnivore dish

In the final column in an exclusive series for Spectator Life Louise Gray describes her most ethical meal and what a year killing to eat has taught her.

How to get the best service in restaurants

Fred Sirieix from First Dates offers essential tips for ensuring you receive the best treatment when sitting down for dinner

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

All the presidents’ drinks

A brief history of the Commanders in Chief who loved a drop

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Gallery: Pergola on the Roof returns for winter

The rooftop eatery and drinks venue is back on top of the old BBC car park

Thanks to roadkill, there is such a thing as a free lunch

‘Ethical carnivore’ Louise Gray on how to find and cook pheasant that met a sticky end

Four of the best Christmas hampers

Spectator Life runs the gamut from Waitrose to Harrods