How to make the perfect burger

The science of the perfect burger is a much-contested topic. With the recent news that TGI Friday’s is ditching the lettuce from theirs, we look at what makes the perfect stack. Read more

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Mmmmmorning American cousins!

Time for pancakes?

Our resident foodie Felicity Cloake shows us how to do breakfast best - creating the quintessential American way to start the day with pancakes, dripping with maple syrup and criss-crossed with brittle rashers of crispy bacon.


Dan Lepard’s bare banana cake recipes

Brilliantly simple to make, simply brilliant to eat

How to make orange beer

A recipe for an excellent, light, fresh beer, ideally suited to the relative abstinence we all subject ourselves to in January

How to make Christmas preserves

With a few hours in the kitchen you can make some fantastic festive preserves and pickles to give away as Christmas presents. Here’s Rachel Holmes on how.

How to make… mulled cider

When it comes to mulling cider, tradition is not always the best guide. John Wright tracks down a worthwhile winter warmer – mulled cider

How to cook… beef wellington

Is it the ultimate show-off beef dish, and what else do you like to cook encased in a pastry crust?

How to cook the perfect Christmas cake

Yes it’s that time of year again - get cooking people!