Food & Drink
The best part of Christmas is the food and drink, that’s just a certified fact. Phil Crozier, Gaucho's Director of Wines, has worked out a winey schedule for the big day, to see you through from morning champs to post-pud pick me up.
From small artisan producers, to dealios you won't find on the High Street, to a section dedicated to ridonc cute Ludlow Market, get to the shopping village at the Good Food Show, this Thursday to Sunday. We've worked our way through the more than 450 exhibitors to pick the six you should hit first — we're just good to have around like that. Tickets a-this-a-way.
This just in: Italians are good at food. Like annoyingly good. Ground-breaking stuff, huh? There are plenty of establishments to get your pizza and pasta fix in the city, so we went to Cucina Rustica to find out where it sits in the equation.
Not all holidays involve planes. Get max-relaxed and escapist with a train-based jaunt to Resorts World, and use the time you didn't spend travelling to 'gram all about it. Maybe even win the whole experience?
"If you're feeling cold, put a jumper on. And if you're feeling warm, take it off." Welcome to the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, explained at its most basic level, by best-selling author, chef and holistic hero, Jasmine Hemsley.
T'is not the season for half measures, polite flavours and understated palettes. T'is the season for zingy, vibrant twists. And if you're afternoon tea-ing this side of summer, Zindiya's High Chai is your fix.
Recipe books make us smiley. Converting dishes from the page into plates that reach our table is a harder ask. So here's a shopping list, recipe and some encouraging feels. Truck Stop Kefta (pictured) is a homey feeling plate of Moroccan comfort.
Each of these books is an invitation to slow down and enjoy the best things about autumn. Long meals with friends, fires and creating a cosy house when the days are short and the nights are long.
Pop-ups can be risky. Not double-denim risky but issues around consistency, temperature and wait time are more common than a pesky cold when it comes to temporary food. Be confident you're going to get a delish plate with Funky Lobster, taking over the kitchen at 1,000 Trades until the end of October.