An unapologetically hearty dish to warm the cockles in March. Do you leave the peel on the spuds? Puree the soup? Add onions and garlic? And what dollop of dairy does it need?
This taste test on the fruit-packed Easter favourites garnered the views of consumers rather than experts, in order to find out ‘what the person on the street thinks of what’s out there’
Scientists have been studying tea brewing for at least 150 years. We explain how to make the best tea, and how to cut an Easter cake without letting it go dry
It’s regularly labelled the most important meal of the day, but is there scientific evidence to back that assertion?
How important are best-before and use-by dates? Angela Hartnett, Tamal Ray, Ruby Tandoh and Thomasina Miers explain what they bin and what they keep
Annual sales of gin likely to hit £1bn for the first time next year, reflecting changing tastes and habits among UK drinkers
Baristas have been given training in needs of parents with young children and in how to support them ‘without judgment’
The discount supermarkets have stepped up their game with expanded wine ranges, but you have to shop more carefully to grab a true bargain
Art Deco Australasian / fusion style, hits London
Can cheaper supermarket own-brands topple the mighty McVitie’s? We put them to the test, judging the biscuit, the chocolate and the all-important dunkability
The carbon footprint of a vegetarian is half that of a meat eater, but it’s not all bad news for carnivores
If you’re looking for the next new thing why not try something new - that’s old? Elegantly coming to life around town are the step-back-in-time cocktail bars, giving us taste of times gone by in the midst of London's trendiest quarters.
If you’re looking for an excellent crépe in Covent Garden, I’ve got the place for you.
More than 100 consumers of the 5lb bag of sweets have posted reports of calamitous flatulence and sudden bowel evacuation. Can it really be true?
The fusion of French and Indian was a pleasant surprise and proved that big, contrasting flavours could work
One of the questions people often ask me is why I insist on focussing on City bars. After all, as these folks are quick to remind me, there are many great bars all over London which clearly I either haven’t been too, or simply haven’t heard of.
Romance in a ramekin for Valentine’s Day. Simple to make and guaranteed (probably) to melt the hardest heart
If you’ve got some leftover Easter treats, why not bake, mash or deep-fry them in batter?
French bistro hits the spot in Hoxton Square
Comfort food in East London that's both extremely satisfying and delicious