Food and drink

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.

Northmoor Gin: Exmoor in a Bottle

Classic or Navy? We enjoy a tasting with Nicola Smith of the Exmoor Distillery.

Hops, skip and a jump: the best breweries in Britain

From the organically certified to the stuff the monks used to drink, we’ve narrowed Britain’s many breweries down to the very best.

Foodie days out in England

From chillis to chips, from ciders to cream.