The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

Ethical eating should replace gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins

Because it isn’t about changing the world – it’s about bigging up one’s moral status

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

I always smuggle a couple of subversive Digestive biscuits into my daughter’s school lunch box

Let’s throw kosher to the wind… and go veggie in Israel

Who needs meat when the alternative is so muscular?

How to bake perfect brioche

Creating beautiful brioche takes planning, perseverance and a whole lot of eggs

Mussel memories: How to cook perfect moules marinière

Knocking up a steaming bowl of moules is quick, easy and guaranteed to conjure the holiday spirit at home

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

My DIY dinner at the Ikea restaurant

The Swedish flatpack furniture giant has opened a London eatery

Shetland is the place for perfect fish and chips

The chefs at Frankie’s take fish and chips seriously. And it shows

From fishers of men to Filet-O-Fish

The Christian story behind the famous fish burger.

A pavlova for glamorous women and stoic girls

This is the most impossibly bewitching pudding.

Cafe society for Hampstead intellectuals

The Coffee Cup isn’t a restaurant. It’s a place where you can have food.

The enigma of the egg

They are a great mystery and a great leveller; a simple thing that can be eaten a hundred ways.

Wake up to the English version of the croissant

Not all buns are created equal. So let me introduce you to the mother bun, the bun to end all buns: the morning scroll bun.

How gentrification killed the jellied eel

Jellied eels were London’s original fast food. That was, until the hipsters arrived in the East End.

The undertaker who gave us all a morbid fear of eating fat

Fleshy hips and heaving bosoms used to be revered. So where did it all go wrong?

The Sunday roast is dying – and the Tories are to blame

Mrs Thatcher introduced the first bill to allow for Sunday trading in 1986; then the change ultimately happened under John Major.

A strawberry cheesecake for the Great British Summer

It’s easy to forget quite how joyful strawberries are when you’ve been eating them for 28 years.

Let us eat cake – but only occasionally

Cake has lost its charm – and The Great British Bake Off is partly to blame.