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Brewing better beer than the pros

Beer Glass

In the 70s it was all about making cheap beer and saving money. But Britain's new wave of homebrewing aficionados are giving professional breweries a run for their money

Is gluten bad for your health?

Gluten Free

It has been linked to irritable bowel syndrome and those on gluten-free diets say they have lost weight. But is it really the cause of digestive problems – and aren't wholegrains good for us?

Mayfair Pizza Co, Soho

Mayfair Pizza Co Pizza

“Pizza for dessert?” Despite the best efforts of our lovely waitress, who talked us through the menu of the Mayfair Pizza Co, it was the sweet pizzas, which included Wild Strawberry and Limoncello and Lime, Banana Tiramis and Nutella Calzone, that stood out as a potential challenge for my ‘classic’ palate.

Wines good for spritzers


Long, cool and refreshing – a white-wine spritzer is the perfect summer drink. Here are three wines that work well when mixed with sparkling water


Breakfast At Roast

Roast, Borough Market

I remember the stir that Roast caused when it opened. For some it was around the beginning of the end – a.k.a. gentrification - of Borough Market. For others it was the question of why someone would go to a restaurant for a roast, rather then a pub. Finally, and on recollection most vociferously: is it possible for a restaurant to deliver top-notch roast potatoes to order?


Kale Chips

How to make the perfect kale crisps

The only good thing to come out of the kale cult madness are these crunchy, salty, deliciously rich crisps (or chips). But should you use curly kale or black? Deep-fried or baked? And which seasoning goes best?