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Fine dining is off the menu – eating in restaurants is fun nowadays

Cheap chains such as Pizza Express, Burger King and the late lamented Wendy’s gave the British an affordable taste for eating out<p>I doubt there will be many mourners at the grave of “fine dining”. The very phrase, with its genteel fussiness, makes me feel a bit itchy. So hooray for Christel Lane – a …

How to make the ultimate hot cross buns for Easter

Maria Fitzpatrick tries her hand at making hot cross buns at Gail’s bakery in London<p>In 1792 hot cross buns almost caused a riot. The Chelsea Bun House in London had them for sale at Easter and so many people queued things got rather out of hand. Thankfully, the residents of Dulwich Village, in …

The Manliest Vegetarian Dish Ever Devised

Involving beets, coffee, smoke, and Chef Michael Scelfo.<p><b>We're living in a golden age of vegetarian dining.</b> That's due in part to awareness about the ethics of meat production, personal health concerns, and just plain old burnout on meat. At the new Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square in Cambridge, …

We've been expecting you: restaurant that Googles its customers

The hi-tech trend in London's fashionable eateries is to know what you like and to have it on hold for you when you get there<p>There is a hi-tech new weapon in the battle for your dining dollar: Google. Unlikely as it sounds, Britain has become a buyers’ market for eating out. Hardly a day passes …

How to make the perfect coffee and walnut cake

More homely than sophisticated and dainty, this cake could keep you up all night and leave you running back and forth to the fridge for multiple midnight snacks<p>There are two types of cake in the world: the rich, sophisticated gateaux best eaten in delicate slivers after dinner; and the homely, …

Sir Alex Ferguson's wine cellar shows good taste and some canny investments

A look inside Sir Alex Ferguson's wine cellar shows he has some vintages so sublime they could compete with the experience of winning a match from the penalty spot, says Victoria Moore<p>We knew what to expect from Sir Alex Ferguson when he did his talking on the pitch at Manchester United: the …

Everything You Need to Know About 'Scandal' and Wine

Everything you need to know about Olivia Pope's wine-drinking habits on ABC's Scandal. Warning: This knowledge could get you killed.<p><i>Warning: Spoilers ahead!</i><p><i>Scandal’s</i> <b>Olivia Pope</b> (played by <b>Kerry Washington</b>) doesn’t have a lot of stability in her life. As a high-profile Washington “fixer,” she spends …

US approves 'Palcohol' - powdered alcohol is on the way

A new brand of powdered alcohol - designed to be mixed into a drink or sprinkled over food - has been signed off by the US government and will be available in autumn of this year<p>American drinkers could find themselves sprinkling their favourite beverage rather than pouring it, as powdered alcohol …

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Wine tasting notes: the best Elgin whites

Elgin, not far from Cape Town, produces some of South Africa's best white wines<p><b>2013 Riesling ‘Ferricrete’, Paul Cluver £11.99, M&S</b><p>Elgin is small area an hour or so east of Cape Town. Its cool climate provides some of South Africa’s most pure, elegant whites. From one of the region’s pioneers, this …

A beginner's guide to Irish whiskey

For St Patrick's Day, forget the famous stout and broaden your horizons with some wonderful Irish whiskeys, say Thinking Drinkers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham<p>It’s St Patrick’s day on Monday so, hey you guys, like, put on a green wig and drink some Guinness, yeah? Yeah. Top bants, you guys.<p>No. …

12 Baked Eggs Recipes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Your new favorite breakfast looks super fancy, but barely requires any cooking skills to pull off.<p>Saturday morning is the time to really have breakfast. It is not the day for scarfing down a granola bar or cereal out of a plastic cup at your desk. The weekend means it's time to do breakfast right. …

How to make the perfect tiramisu

It may be a stalwart of the classic Italian dessert menu, but tiramisu has more in common with the tartiflette we enjoyed a couple of weeks ago – because far from being the traditional treat you assume it is, tiramisu, like that Alpine favourite, is actually a fairly recent invention. Sources …

10 Best Foods for Healthy Living

In the perennial quest for longevity, there are no miracle cures. But, what’s on your plate matters more than you think. Here are 10 foods to put in your pantry.<p>Greens contain folate, calcium, and other nutrients that support bone health, protect against cognitive decline, and help prevent …

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The ultimate pulled pork

SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the spice rub</b><p>2 tbsp smoked paprika<br>• 2 tbsp ground cumin<br>• 2 tbsp soft brown sugar<br>• 1 tbsp sea salt<p><b>For the pork</b><p>1.5kg pork neck<p><b>To serve</b><p>8 soft bread rolls<br>• coleslaw<br>• barbecue sauce<p>METHOD<p>Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Combine all the spice rub ingredients in a bowl. Roll the pork around in …

How to eat: beef stew

Do you add potatoes, parsnips, pearl barley or parsley? Wine or beer? Do you need bread <i>and</i> dumplings? Mash on the side? And since when did bowls become outmoded?<p>In February, that bleak nadir of the British winter, the body demands edible insulation. We need food for the furnace which, …

From Nymphomaniac to Stranger By the Lake, is sex in cinema getting too real?

The script, Christophe Paou says, was even more sexually explicit, so the French actor knew what he was getting himself into when he signed up for Alain Guiraudie's film, Stranger By the Lake. Paou plays Michel, a handsome and charismatic man – with an extremely sinister side – who meets Franck, a …

What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea?

If you're thinking about starting a new business, you can test it out with this five-point checklist.<p>The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in …

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The whole point of drinking is the hangover

With Professor David Nutt's synthetic beer, we’d never learn to live with the consequences of our behaviour<p><b>Professor David Nutt</b>, the scientist who was the Labour government’s drugs adviser, this week appeared on the Today programme seeking investment for substances that mimic the effect of …

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Put beef on a sheet of plastic wrap; rub with oil. Sprinkle with salt; rub with mustard, then season with pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Wrap in …

Chilli roast pork belly with clove apples recipe

A wonderfully spiced recipe for roasted pork belly and apples<p>If you don’t have the ribs, you might want to rest the pork on a few sliced onions.<p><i>Serves 6-8</i><p>1 tsp fennel seeds<p>1 tsp dried chilli flakes<p>A splash of oil<p>1.5kg/3½ lb pork belly, skin scored, ribs detached but reserved<p>1 tsp cloves<p>6 apples, …

Why You Should Make the Spicy Pickled Raisins from Our Duck Confit Recipe (Even If You're Not Making Duck Confit)

Because these spicy pickled raisins add flair to a myriad of dishes, from salad to ice cream.<p>In a meeting one Monday morning, <i>Bon Appétit</i> deputy editor <b>Scott DeSimon</b> informed us that he'd made our epic do-ahead Duck Confit recipe over the weekend. Did he make the spicy pickled raisins that go with …

Wine tasting notes: Swartland wines

Swartland is an hour’s drive to the north of Cape Town, and is an exciting up-and-coming wine region<p><b>2012 Tesco Finest Swartland Chenin £6.99, Tesco</b><p>Swartland is an hour’s drive to the north of Cape Town, and its grapes used to go into bulk wine or brandy production. Now it is one of the world’s most …

Discovering the Little-Known Meats of Italy

In Umbria for vacation, Fathom founder Pavia Rosati has a series of meat-based epiphanies that change how she thinks about Italian food<p>I've just come back from living in Italy for six weeks. I run a travel website called Fathom, and we pride ourselves in finding special places around the world, …

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25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

'Champagne isn't always razzle and dazzle'

A quick tour around a handful of the region’s vineyards reveals a less showy, more circumspect side to Champagne<p>How I wished I had a truck with me. Or a white van, maybe. At very least, a spacious hatchback. I was at the René Geoffroy winery in Aÿ, near Epernay, with a glass of their Cuvée …

2015 Aston Martin V-12 Vantage S

For those shy on subtlety and patience.<p>Subtlety and patience are blessed by many yet shunned by others; it is this latter group for whom Aston Martin’s V-12 Vantage S exists. Aston’s CEO, Ulrich Bez, who knows his way around the Nürburgring’s <i>Nordschleife,</i> calls the S “extreme in its nature” and …

Volvo Working on Structural Carbon-Fiber Super-Capacitor Technology to Replace Batteries

In 2010, Volvo teamed up with Imperial College London (ICL) to begin work on a novel approach to stripping weight out of vehicles: replacing batteries with super capacitors. But these weren’t just any super capacitors—the electrical storage devices were integrated into the bodywork. Specifically, …

Sea-salted chocolate and pecan tart recipe

For National Chocolate Week, chocolatier Paul A Young shares his gorgeous recipe for chocolate and pecan tart<p>Definitely one for a special dinner party. With its sophisticated, sweet chocolate pastry crust, unctuous ganache filling, and caramelised salted pecans, this tart will stop all conversation …