Food & Drink

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for pollock and blood orange en papillote

Seasonal blood orange adds zip to a succulent dish of steamed white fish and braised lentilsBlood oranges, with their sharp acidity, sweetness and stunning colour, are one of winter’s gems. I buy...

Let them eat casabe: Camilla and Charles in Cuba

The Duchess of Cornwall is ‘not sure’ about the food, but our man in Havana – or at least a frequent visitor – begs to differThe restaurant critic AA Gill once described...

Annabel Crabb’s Sri Lankan butternut and cashew curry recipe

Spice up summer entertaining with a rich curry served with a traditional sambolThis dish is the product of Wendy’s patient, repeated attempts to get into a particularly popular London restaurant specialising in...

Nigel Slater’s baked winter roots with feta and smoked garlic

A hearty salad of onion, swede and parsnip, roasted till slightly caramelised, with a smoky, salty dressingThe recipeSet the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Peel a couple...

5 Classic Comfort Food To Serve In Your Restaurant

Fine diners look for creatively prepared, aesthetically pleasing gourmet dishes, but there is no denying the appeal of everyday comfort foods. According to the Technomic Menu Monitor, instances of restaurants serving comfort food are growing 34% every...

The Easiest Way to Instantly Ripen Bananas, According to a Chef

One of the trickiest fruits to shop for are bananas. Why? Well, they can take multiple days to ripen after you purchase them, especially when they’re still green and firm to touch. So much for eating or cooking...

Milk Coke: another classic from the nation that invented Cheeky Vimto

The faddy eater column is ending not with a bang, not even a whimper, but an unlikely concoction of dairy and Coca-ColaThe idea of ending things on a high always seems like...

Do you have to salt aubergines?

Now that the bitterness has been bred out of the aubergine, the need to draw out the juices before cooking is a moot pointI still salt aubergines as my mother did in...

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...

Dry January is almost over – time to try a new wine

Given the range of delicious options, why not find alternatives to your regular tipple?I was chatting to a friend the other day and discovered that he only ever buys one wine (the Wine...

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