• Barbican Kitchen Christmas
    Five top tips to avoid Christmas dinner chaos
    TV chef and Barbican Kitchen co-owner James Tanner has shares five of his top tips to avoid kitchen chaos this festive season
  • pumpkin and sage soup
    Pumpkin and sage soup
    'Tis the season for suppers that warm the soul. Try this delish pumpkin and sage soup from Tom Williams-Hawkes at The Salutation Inn for a hit of cosiness
  • Horse & Groom
    Win a gourmet getaway in the Cotswolds
    The Horse & Groom is a 16th century rustic getaway in the village of Charlton, the perfect spot for sampling real ale in front of a roaring fire
  • witching hour cocktail
    Witching hour cocktail
    When the clock strikes midnight, we'll want an enticing glass of this witching hour cocktail to hand, provided by Aaron Lee Mander of The Dark Horse in Bath
  • Horse & Groom
    Win a gourmet getaway in the Cotswolds
  • Cornish beach
    Win lunch and cream tea on the Cornish coast
  • cod
    Win lunch in a cosy village pub in Bristol
  • The Fontmell
    Win a countryside retreat in Dorset


Explore our favourite recipes from the Food Insider’s Guide – we’ve got everything from starters and salads to main dishes and desserts

  • pistachio nougat
    Pistachio nougat
  • Crispy oysters
    Crispy oysters with pickled cucumbers and lemon mayonnaise
  • Toffee apple crumble
    Toffee apple crumble
  • Venison and chocolate casserole
    Venison and chocolate casserole

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