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Food & Drink

11 best birthday cakes

Celebrate with a sweet, decorative treat to feed a crowd. IndyBest blows out the candles 

10 best bourbons

Raise a glass to Bourbon Heritage Month with our pick of these American-made whiskies

10 best cake stands

With the Great British Bake Off hitting our screens on Wednesday, we find showstopper-worthy pedestals for your creations

6 best recipe files

Get organised like a Bake Off champion and put all your show-stopping recipes in one place

10 best toasters

Make sure your morning slice is perfectly browned and done to your liking. We serve up a breakfast for champions

10 best balsamic vinegars

Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend

10 best recipe boxes

Love cooking but time-poor? Get everything you need to whip up a feast delivered to your front door

10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie, we've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro

10 best British beers

Britain’s brewing heritage is second to none. Award-winning drinks writer Neil Ridley serves us up his favourites for National Beer Day

12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium – choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide

10 best kettles

There’s nothing we Brits love more than a cuppa. IndyBest boils down the options

10 best ice cream makers

From hazelnut gelato to blood orange sorbet, get a taste of Sicily in your own kitchen. IndyBest picks the cream of the crop

10 best lunch boxes for adults

Tired of squashed sandwiches and leaky plastic containers? Leave your schooldays behind with our pick of grown-up boxes

10 best gas barbecues

If you don’t want to slave over hot charcoal, we’ve found efficient alternatives that will cook – but not burn – your food in a flash

12 best perries

Celebrate the centuries-old drink that puts pears in the spotlight. IndyBest fills his glass