Food and Drink

Christmas is always a blast at our house

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I’m a real sucker for Christmas. I still have home-made decorations, angels and hanging ornaments made by the children 35…

Enjoy the food, not the Twitter feed

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Sriracha, for the uninitiated, is a chilli sauce, thicker and sweeter than Tabasco, with a garlicky tang. They eat it…

How to raise and, perhaps, even kill your own Christmas turkey

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Christmas is a time of celebration and giving thanks. In the old days we did this by feasting on meat.…

How I made my own pear cider: it’s called Fred’s Perry

28 November 2015 9:00 am

When we moved into the new house, we felt lucky to have a pear tree in our garden. How grown…

Ham it up: scents of home-smoked meat now waft across suburbia

A cure for Christmas: the pleasure (and perils) of preserves

28 November 2015 9:00 am

My family knows that once the flaming pudding is on the table, late on Christmas Day, all meals will be…

They watched and learned: Suntory’s Hakushu distillery

I hate to admit it, but the best Japanese malts taste very much like . . . whisky

28 November 2015 9:00 am

There’s a dirty Scottish secret. Nothing to do with the price of Brent crude, or who votes for Nicola: it’s…

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The perfect Christmas hamper

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Savoury Rich olives salted à la Grecque with herbs Provence Waitrose family hamper: Not Provencal or Greek but Moroccan, these…

Talking ’bout milk and alcohol

28 November 2015 9:00 am

A few years ago, I came across an interview with an illustrious French chef who had made his home in…

English Cooking: Discover the true value of pie

28 November 2015 9:00 am

We all know what we think of as the great English Christmas lunch/dinner — turkey (originally from America) or goose (a…

The office party should not be hard work

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Is anything worse than the office Christmas party? It is almost always a horror show. Colleagues who are cheerful all…

But what sherry shall we leave him?

Join the preservation society... drink fortified wine

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The sherry industry always used to admit that 75 per cent of its UK sales occurred in the weeks before Christmas.…

Cocktails: Talking ’bout milk and alcohol

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

A few years ago, I came across an interview with an illustrious French chef who had made his home in…

Social Media: Enjoy the food, not the Twitter feed

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Sriracha, for the uninitiated, is a chilli sauce, thicker and sweeter than Tabasco, with a garlicky tang. They eat it…

Ethical Eating: How to raise and, perhaps, even kill your own Christmas turkey

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Christmas is a time of celebration and giving thanks. In the old days we did this by feasting on meat.…

The office party should not be hard work

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Is anything worse than the office Christmas party? It is almost always a horror show. Colleagues who are cheerful all…

Cider: How I made my own pear cider: it’s called Fred’s Perry

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

When we moved into the new house, we felt lucky to have a pear tree in our garden. How grown…

The perfect Christmas hamper

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Savoury Rich olives salted à la Grecque with herbs Provence Waitrose family hamper: Not Provencal or Greek but Moroccan, these…

A cure for Christmas: the pleasure (and perils) of preserves

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

My family knows that once the flaming pudding is on the table, late on Christmas Day, all meals will be…

English Cooking: Discover the true value of pie

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

We all know what we think of as the great English Christmas lunch/dinner — turkey (originally from America) or goose (a…

Whisky: A new star in the East to rival Scotch whisky

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

There’s a dirty Scottish secret. Nothing to do with the price of Brent crude, or who votes for Nicola: it’s…

Join the preservation society… drink fortified wine

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

The sherry industry always used to admit that 75 per cent of its UK sales occurred in the weeks before Christmas.…

Cocktails: Talking ’bout milk and alcohol

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

A few years ago, I came across an interview with an illustrious French chef who had made his home in…

Social Media: Enjoy the food, not the Twitter feed

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Sriracha, for the uninitiated, is a chilli sauce, thicker and sweeter than Tabasco, with a garlicky tang. They eat it…

Ethical Eating: How to raise and, perhaps, even kill your own Christmas turkey

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Christmas is a time of celebration and giving thanks. In the old days we did this by feasting on meat.…

The office party should not be hard work

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Is anything worse than the office Christmas party? It is almost always a horror show. Colleagues who are cheerful all…