Food and Drink

The best Christmas Day breakfast

For those playing host to family and friends over the holidays, Julia Platt Leonard shares delicious and simple recipes for a hearty Christmas morning breakfast 

La Liste restaurant guide made famous after chef's suicide

Months after winning the accolade of world's best restaurant, Benoît Violier took his own life, bringing on speculation over wine scams and pressure in the kitchen. Now the algorithm-based ranking service prepares for its second edition

Indulgent Christmas breakfast recipes

Breakfast on the big day is an important one, and should be long and relaxed and as rich as you want. As part of our collaboration with the BBC Good Food Show, Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr share their recipes

Three sherries for the festive season

Terry Kirby dares occasional sherry drinkers to deviate from the ubiquitous back-of-the-cupboard cream versions and suggests three alternatives for Christmas drinking

How to make mayonnaise

In our weekly Kitchen Essentials column Laoise Casey reveals the insider tips on how to make one of the best loved condiments

The great buffet renaissance

French railways have a plan: to reclaim the tradition of train station catering before it disappears beneath the floodwater of Starbucks

What to cook in November

At this time of year, rich game meats and chunky root vegetables including turnips, parsnips and celeriac are in season and compliment each other perfectly