The best food festivals in 2018

Where to go for spectacular street food, fine booze and culinary masterclasses from celebrity chefs

Recipe: Amaretti biscuits

How to make the classic Italian biscuit (minus the fire hazard)

How to make perfect pasta

Top tips for getting your homemade spaghetti, tagliatelle and ravioli just right

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

Recipe: Apricot tart

A sweet treat that’s perfect for the sunny summer months

London’s best rooftop bars for summer 2018

Where to drink in the capital when the sun comes out

Is it worth switching to sake?

Japanese rice wine is said to be a ‘clean’ option for drinkers – Jonathan McAloon gave it a try

The best English sparkling wines

Homegrown fizz is giving champagne a run for its money

Recipe: Viennese Whirls with dark chocolate

A retro bake that’s ideal for beginners to have a go at

Sicily: Dramatic landscapes, delicious wines

The fertile ground surrounding Mount Etna is home to a remarkable group of wineries

The 50 best restaurants in the world 2018

Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana regained top spot in the annual list

Recipe: Cheese & onion quiche

When it comes to quiche, only homemade will do

Beware the drinks bores!

From Bloody Mary to craft beer, certain drinks attract those who do like to drone on

A surprisingly magnificent Montrachet

A hint of asparagus, then a rush of marmalade. This was a truly wonderful bottle of wine

Frida Kahlo in 1939

A feast fit for Frida Kahlo

Great Mexican food has finally come to London

Have we reached peak coffee?

The coffee industry is in the sights of environmentalists and public health campaigners

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

The best places in London to watch the World Cup

From boisterous bars to rooftop venues, here’s where to catch all the action from Russia

Recipe: Perfect jam tarts

How to get the ultimate picnic treat just right

How Britain helped inspire the Negroni

A brief history of the cocktail of the moment – and how to make the perfect version

Recipe: Croque monsieur

A little bit of effort is worth it for the ultimate toastie

London’s best burgers

Where to go for your junk food fix

Recipe: Bloody Mary

The ultimate hangover cure done properly

Britain’s best gin experiences

From distillery tours to well-stocked bars, a guide for gin-lovers to savour

How to do a proper royal wedding picnic

What to fill your hamper with for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day