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The egg-white craze: it's no yolk

Egg Whites

There is a national egg-white shortage in the US after a rise in demand for yolk-free omelettes, sandwiches and shakes. Do you ditch the tastiest, most nutritious part of the egg?

How to eat: nachos


Nachos are one of the titans of trash food. But do you serve them with chilli or pulled pork? Drown them in cheese sauce? Or grilled Monterey Jack? And can you share your nachos or is that a surefire recipe for divorce?


The Hedgie's Canary Wharf Meal

There is quite a lot of Spanish food in London, unfortunately much of it faux-Spanish. You know the sort of thing: little bowls with grilled chorizo or fried potatoes, blanketed with a tasteless tomato sauce. A preview of El Faro’s menu promised something altogether more authentic.

The Folly Downstairs Bar

The Folly, The City

"Tuesday is the new Thursday," said the hunky Australian waiter as he took us to our table. And judging by the number of people out celebrating in the Folly on this particular Tuesday, I think he was right.

Princess Of Wales

The Princess of Wales, Clapton

There was a time, not too long ago, when you didn’t go to East London pubs. Earthy, or ‘rough and ready’, is how they might euphemistically have been described. Outright violent is another way, especially the further out from London you got.


Living Tuscany: Puscina

What does one do on a typical Sunday in Montepulciano? Visit with Laura and Marco, of course, on Laura’s family farm, Puscina, with sweeping views of Val d’Orcia.

Eton For the Masses

So good was our Eton Mess at The Hind's Head, that at our last dinner party, we decided to give it a go. To make the situation even more serendipitous, we found the exact recipe from Heston Blumenthal on The Times Online.


piña colada

How to make the perfect piña colada

With or without cherries and novelty cocktail sticks, this tropical drink’s a winner. But should you go for dark or light rum? Coconut water, coconut milk or something else? And how many paper parasols can you get away with?