Wine and Food Guide

Long, slow, tasty

Vegetable stew with polenta dumplings.
Stews, casseroles and braising all come into their own in winter. Cheaper cuts of meats covered with a deep flavoursome sauce, simmering for hours until meltingly tender, always comfort you at mealtimes.

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Coconut versatile and beneficial

Deanna Copland is a convert to coconut.

Ask a Chef: Slow-cooked carrot cake with pure cream

Ask a Chef: Slow-cooked carrot cake with pure cream

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Much to enjoy in riesling selection

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson samples some riesling.

Parsnip, leek and thyme soup

Parsnip, leek and thyme soup

Soups play a big part in my diet throughout the colder months as it's a great way to warm the soul and nourish the body, Alison Lambert writes.

Tray bake offers real richness, intensity

Tray bake offers real richness, intensity

A real richness and intensity of tastes develop with a tray bake, Joan Bishop writes. Cooking everything together in one pot is a brilliant way to build up and concentrate all the tossed-together flavours and aromas.

A little air changes chardonnay for the better

A little air changes chardonnay for the better

Wine reviewer Mark Henderson enjoys some chardonnays.

Making the most from seasons' best

Making the most from seasons' best

Born and raised in the Italian city of Milan, Luca Ciano inherited his love of food and cooking from his mother and grandmother.

Pear cake

Pear cake

This week Alison Lambert shares a cake recipe that's light and spongy with surprises of juicy pear. Perfect for afternoon tea.

Ask a Chef: Caramel panna cotta

Ask a Chef: Caramel panna cotta

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

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