A brief history of battlefield boozing

Throughout history, alcohol has been a steadfast ally of countless armies

Five essential cookbooks for winter

Classic recipes and exotic inspiration for the winter months

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

Why champagne is still the finest fizz

Sparkling wines from around the world can be delicious, but champagne will always be the best

Recipe: Pumpkin and cheese scones

A Halloween recipe that’s nothing to be scared of

The Amateur Drinker: Vintage memories of Blackberry Way

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries red wine

Auf wiedersehen, Blue Nun: Brits have rediscovered the joy of quality German wine

The current popularity of German wine is picking up where British drinkers left off a century ago

Recipe: Maple granola

Reclaiming granola from the health food fanatics

Childhood treats from the page to the plate

Where to find the fondly-remembered food from classic children’s books

The Amateur Drinker: Will gin be my perfect tonic?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, gin and tonic

How to cook goat

Expert tips for cooking goat at home

Obsession 18: full line-up

21 star chefs will descend on Lancashire in the new year for the Northcote’s annual celebration of culinary excellence

Recipe: Curried cauliflower soup

An autumn soup that’s beige but beautiful

Save the India Club!

This cornerstone of London’s restaurant scene, and bastion of British-Indian heritage, is under threat of closure

Do we really need to clean up kids’ menus?

A new survey aiming to shame chain restaurants into providing healthier meals for children is out of touch with family life

Do low-alcohol drinks pass the taste test?

Priscilla Pollara is off the booze and on the hunt for decent low- and non-alcoholic beverages

Recipe: Plum galette

A messy but magnificent autumn pudding

The Amateur Drinker: Getting the (craft) beers in

After a lifetime of not drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries craft beer

Grape expectations: A different kind of gin to mix with

Gin made from grapes is enjoying a welcome revival

Michelin Guide 2018: new stars announced

17 restaurants are newly-awarded one Michelin star, while 14 restaurants have had their stars removed

Recipe: Salted caramel

This silky, sweet treat should be your new stock cupboard essential

Millennials are wrong to sneer at getting drunk – it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures

According to a new survey, young people think drinking to excess is ‘pathetic’. It’s time my generation lightened up

The Amateur Drinker: A piña colada epiphany

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke is hitting the bottle. This week, he gives retro cocktails a go

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