Food and drink

Smoked fish

Return a shooting invitation: Learn to smoke food

Everyone who shoots, fishes or stalks has a freezerful of dead stuff, some of it rivalling the Siberian mammoth for its years in icy entombment. Those ancient pheasant and pigeon…

Wine tasting

Return a shooting invitation: Wine tasting

Most shooting hosts appreciate a decent drop. The Field’s sister title, Decanter, holds a series of “fine wine encounters”, at which it’s possible to sample some of the world’s best…

2011Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache (£13 Majestic)

Blind tasting wine

I’ve never been so humiliated or embarrassed in my life. Well, I have, but I’m not going to relate that dreadful débâcle here.   About this second most humiliating and…

An Upturned Bucket used as a Cloche to Force Rhubarb

Grow rhubarb

Once upon a time, 90% of the world’s commercial crop of rhubarb was picked by candlelight in wooden sheds in Yorkshire. Every night between Christmas and Easter a train left…

Recipe: Blackened fish, Creole-style

Recipe: Blackened fish, Creole-style

Central American cooking brings the sunshine home. You don't have to go to Nobu to eat blackened cod - here is how to cook your own, creole-style

Recipe: Shakshouka

Recipe: Shakshouka

Cooked and served in one pan this is a great recipe for gatherings