Food

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"

Game night

“Game is autumnal, more or less fat-free, organic, sustainable and currently very Covid-friendly. You can wander about a grouse moor with a gun in the company of 29 other toffs and still be completely legal”

Breaking a few eggs

"Before anyone had even thought of hen-rehoming as a thing, my mother had become an inadvertent rehomer of escapees from the nearby broiler house"

Roast mutton and other stories

"I had lately acquired a leg of gigantic lamb, last in the shop, a birthday treat capable of feeding at least eight hungry revellers, destined for a sad lockdown twosome"

The meathead diet

The preachy new breed of carnivore

Preserved in aspic

Delving into a record of postwar family meals

Have your meat and eat it

Meat substitutes, previously the stuff of science fiction, are growing in popularity

Chuck it

The joys of throwing things away

Trying to beat an egg

Ollie Dabbous's new London venture disappoints Lisa Hilton

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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