Food and drink

St Helenian Plo Recipe by The Saint Cooks

Worldly Appetites: St Helenian plo

Savour the tastes of St Helena with this recipe for the South Atlantic island’s classic comfort food.

When cheap French wine inspired literary genius

In the south of France, wine became my teacher, cheerleader and friend.

Recipe of the Week: Gilly Robinson’s yule log

As festive as it is delicious, Gilly Robinson’s chocolate Yule log is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

A true family Christmas pudding

Based in the Chilterns, this family-run pudding producer learned its tricks from Nanna.

Our favourite Christmas dishes from around the world

Not a mince pie in sight.

Bakewell pudding

Recipe of the Week: Mrs Beeton’s Bakewell Pudding

Try your hand at baking a firm British family favourite with this vintage recipe from a classic household handbook.

Recipe of the Week: Logan Bakehouse Shortbread

A firm Scottish favourite with a twist.

Dorset Apple cake

Worldly Appetites: Dorset apple cake

Savour the tastes of Dorset with this recipe for the county’s world-famous apple cake.

Drink up thee zider! A tour of Somerset’s greatest cider farms

Despite competing claims from other counties, there is no question: Somerset is cider’s spiritual home.

A tour of Islay’s whisky distilleries

The Scottish island is renowned across the globe for its drams.