Food and drink

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.

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.

The dos and don’ts of wild plants: an expert guide to foraging

Some helpful tips for foraging in the wild in Dorset from expert John Wright.

6 of the best destinations for chocolate lovers

Our pick of the sweetest destinations.

The Wilderness Cookbook: rosemary & garlic mushrooms

Forage your fungi and whip up this extra-special woodland camping dinner.

The best coffee destinations around the world

From Colombia to Kosovo, we pick some of our favourite lesser-known places to enjoy a good cup of coffee. 

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