I Switched Out Cereal for Oatmeal for Breakfast — Here’s What I Learned

Ditching CerealI love cereal for breakfast — to me it tastes like milk and cookies. Unfortunately, when I realized that it also has roughly the nutritional value of milk and cookies, I figured it was...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for tagliatelle with gorgonzola and walnuts

Salty-sweet blue cheese is melded with walnuts and sage, then tossed into fresh egg pasta to make a very dishy dishThe shopping list of the elderly woman ahead of me at the market...

Nigel Slater’s gammon steak with butter beans and kale recipe

Smoky slabs of pork with puréed beans and fried green veg for a heartwarming night inThe recipeLightly season 2 thick slices of smoked gammon with black pepper. They need to be about 250-350g...

Cocktail of the week: Bo Bech’s bittersweet ginseng

Once you’ve acquired a taste for it, there’s no going backServes 130ml Kamm & Sons (see introduction)20ml red vermouth – I use Punt e Mes10ml orange curaçao liqueur – I use Giffard’s5ml CampariKamm & Sons is a British spirit that...

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 a...

I enjoy airline food, but in a restaurant? Pass the sickbag

AirAsia is to open an eatery serving its dishes. It seems crackers – who would choose to eat plane fare on terra firma?People harrumph more at 38,000ft. It’s a sort of iron rule...

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 Sri...

Nigel Slater’s red cabbage with cider and steamed potatoes recipe

A cheap, cheerful, colourful and quick dish that’s tasty tooCut half a large red cabbage into 4 wedges. Tuck the cabbage into a large pan and pour over 500ml of dry cider. Season...

Cocktail of the week: Aji margarita

Using chilli-infused tequila gives the classic drink a bit more of a kickTo make the infused tequila, use any brand you have to hand. It’s preferable to use fresh jalapeño, because you want...

The end of small plates: why the dinner-ruining dishes may finally be over

The trend for small-plate menus in restaurants has tested friendships and defied logic. They have to go – here’s whyThe news that Russell Norman’s Polpo restaurant group is in financial trouble (unpaid £550,000 VAT bill,...

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