Food

Aperitif & Amuse-Bouches

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Maybe it’s the rising heat, but this season’s edition of Spectator Scoff has a rather more prickly, edgy feel to it — some beefy controversies to fire up your mental barbecues.

A-Z of Scoff

30 June 2011 12:00 am

S is for Sugar, T is for Traditional Foods

Feverish Fairy

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Hemingway beheld horses, Wilde saw tulips growing in the sawdust, but absinthe left Jeremy Clarke lucid and inspired

Big Red

30 June 2011 12:00 am

In Argentina, they love their barbecues with meat, meat and more meat. And in the Malbec grape, they have the perfect match, says Marina Ray

God of fire

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Alice Whitehead offers tips from the experts to help you become a master of the barbecue

Cold Comfort

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Ice-cream is one of the joys of a British summer – and, says Cookie Bellair, it’s not as hard to make the true, delicate, flavoursome stuff as you might imagine

Trouble in paradise

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Borough food market has a reputation as London’s finest. But all is not well under the arches, as Patrick McGuigan finds out

The buck stops here

30 June 2011 12:00 am

It’s time we as consumers realise our own power to change things, and reconnect with our farms, says Sybil Kapoor

Cereal Offenders

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Why are international differences greatest at breakfast? Jonny Goodall reports from his gastronomic laboratory in Bournemouth

Rage against the tagine: Capital mistake

30 June 2011 12:00 am

London, food centre of the world? Maybe in a parallel universe, says Gareth Jones

Scoff out

30 June 2011 12:00 am

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Summer recipes

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Scottish Lobster with mussels by Jeff Bland I’ve been lobster fishing off the Hebridean island of Tiree and it’s fantastic…

How to be a beekeeper

30 June 2011 12:00 am

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Digestif

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Hard-working, mercurial and good at playing mean – reformed hell-raiser Dominic West eats asparagus into the small hours with Imogen Lycett Green

Food and Drink

7 April 2011 3:27 pm

The Spectator's supplements on Food and Drink, since March 2011

Apéritif

7 April 2011 12:00 am

It’s been a long cold winter, but here we are at last in the blossom-laden, golden days of spring.

An A-Z of Scoff

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Q is for Quantity and R is for Rubbish

Rage against the tagine: Supermarket swipe

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Wine is one of life’s great joys – so why, asks Jason Yapp, do major retailers do such a dismal job of flogging it?

Mountain miracles

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Welsh lamb is as rich and memorable as the green and windswept landscape in which it thrives. Frank Armstrong puts on his walking boots to find out more

Pie in the Sky

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Airline food does not enjoy the best of reputations, but with a new breed of on-board cooking and menu selection systems now emerging, its future could be a journey back to basics – with boiled egg and soldiers. Dan Jellinek reports

Taste test: British Charcuterie

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Overall, we were a little disappointed at the quality of British offerings, but perhaps it’s not surprising given the newness…

The Cure

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Continental Europe has a tradition of curing meats stretching back centuries, but the Brits have only cottoned on to the possibilities much more recently. Sudi Pigott assesses how far we have come and, opposite, our tasting panel puts a few of the pioneers through their paces

Advertisement Feature: Beauty and the Beast

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Single malt can be a very complex business but, for the sake of simplification, consider these two outstanding whiskies at opposite ends of the style spectrum

Rooftop chic

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Paris’ s top restaurants, the Opéra, Louis Vuitton: rooftop beehives are the latest must-have for the best French addresses. Margaret Kemp samples the sweetness

Hidden gem

7 April 2011 12:00 am

Despite an explosion of world food and fusion flavours in Britain over recent decades, one of the tastiest varieties remains hidden to most, right under our noses. Kelly Falconer offers a rare insight into the rich and rewarding world of Korean food