Recipe: Nut roast

When it comes to Christmas lunch, with so many other dishes jostling for attention, do vegetarians even need a culinary…

How wine-making came to London

The growth of urban wineries has spread from America to our capital city

In praise of bread sauce

The key ingredient to a very British Christmas

Head down under for your Christmas wine

Stock up on some fabulous wines from Australia this festive season

The Amateur Drinker: Baileys is the Fairytale of New York on ice

After a lifetime of not drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing.  This week, feeling festive, he tries Baileys.

Recipe: Jamie Oliver’s roast goose

The ultimate festive recipe for roast goose, slow-cooked with Christmas spices

The ultimate guide to Christmas chocolate

We asked one of London’s finest chocolatiers to review high-street Christmas chocolate.

The best wines for Christmas 2018

A guide to this year’s best value supermarket wines

Recipe: three ways to spruce up brussels sprouts

Overcooking sprouts is the ultimate festive crime, but it doesn’t stop most of us doing it year on year.

Why brandy is the true spirit of Christmas

Plus a selection of the best brandies to sample this festive season

Recipe: spiced red cabbage

A little judicious Christmas spicing can be completely glorious

Perfect presents for foodies

The ultimate gift guide for keen cooks and enthusiastic gourmands

Recipe: Christmas stollen

The advent calendars are out – and that means it’s also time for this delicious festive fruit bread

A woman on a mission to keep the fine wine flowing

Lizzy Rudd, the new chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, on the tricks of the wine trade, working with family and drinking responsibly

Five rare breed cheeses to try

Across the world, historic cheese-making techniques are being rediscovered and deployed to stunning effect

Go free range for turkey delight this Christmas

Olivia Potts visits one of Britain’s most outstanding turkey farms

Breakfast is so Brexit (but avocados are definitely Remain)

Beware: one suspect meal could land you on the wrong side of the great divide

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

Succulent ham, salted caramel sauce, and rare-breed pork salami… wicker baskets have never been so exotic

I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

Ditch the kitsch and give your Christmas vol-au-vents a modern makeover

These ones, on a Middle Eastern theme, make the idea retro canapé

Everyone loves a bar-room bawl

Britain’s traditional drinking ballads are dying out – and it’s time for a revival

20 courses with 20 wines? These are pairings from paradise

Mugaritz in Basque Country offers the most memorable foodie experience anywhere on the planet

Christmas sandwiches 2017: the best and worst

This year’s turkey sandwiches and veggie options tasted and rated