Food & Drink

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for rhubarb jellies with white chocolate cream

A blushing pink, tequila-spiked jelly with a seductive cream topping that’s sure to make anyone swoon, whether lover or friendI love to eat in on Valentine’s night. If you are dining à deux,...

Food Thomasina Miers’ recipe for Asian smoked mackerel salad with chilli dressing

Smoked fish and earthy grilled broccoli are offset by a sharp, spicy-sweet dressingThank goodness it’s February: only a month or so until we can start looking forward to spring. This punchy, fresh...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for chickpea, black pudding and spinach ragu

This peasant-style dish uses humble ingredients of the best qualityThe origin of this dish is a tapas bar in Barcelona’s Boqueria food market, Pinotxo (named after its twinkly-eyed owner). For me, it...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for vanilla yoghurt panna cotta with oat biscuits

Follow a rich lunch with this light, tangy dessert and tasty wafersNow that I have settled into the rhythm of 2019, I’m looking to the weekends for some gentle entertainment to get...

Caractère, London W11: ‘A bit of a trip’ – restaurant review

Playful, satisfying and occasionally baffling, there is lots to love at Emily Roux’s new restaurantHaving the name Roux hanging around your neck must be a mixed blessing. It’s terrifically handy, I’m sure,...

I enjoy airline food, but in a restaurant? Pass the sickbag

AirAsia is to open an eatery serving its dishes. It seems crackers – who would choose to eat plane fare on terra firma?People harrumph more at 38,000ft. It’s a sort of iron...

Meera Sodha’s recipe for vegan saag aloo

A tried-and-tested recipe for potato and spinach curry with added spiced aubergineIrecently had the privilege of judging the Andre Simon Awards for the best food book of 2018, and 119 books turned up, box...

Why it pays not to tip beer dregs down the sink

Stale beer adds oomph to stocks and cakes, while any lingering bubbles help make a beautiful batterIf I have a beer in hand, pouring some into my food is a habitual process....

Cocktail of the week: Jinjuu’s passionfruit martini

Passionfruit liqueur and soju, the national drink of Korea, combine in this refreshingly unusual tippleSoju, the national drink of Korea, is said to be the most drunk spirit in the world, and...

Anna Jones’ parsnip recipes

A creamy, parsnip-and-leek savoury crumble, and miso-roasted parsnips so flavourful, you might never again make them any other wayIgave my son a bite of parsnip the other day. ‘Mum, that’s too sweet,’...

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