Christmas puddings

With Stir Up Sunday this weekend, country cooks are reaching for their wooden spoons to stir the pud and make a wish. But, as Hattie Ellis discovers, Christmas puddings have…

Best Christmas puddings

Country cooks will be wielding their wooden spoons this Sunday to stir the pudding, but follow The Field’s advice if you would rather sing and savour without the exertion of…

Best alternatives to Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding isn’t everyone’s favourite offering at the festive feast, but don’t let the nay-sayers go hungry. So follow The Field’s recipes for the best alternatives to Christmas pudding. With…

Mary Berry's steak and ale pie

As the temperatures starting dropping, we’re hankering after some proper, British comfort food. Mary Berry’s steak and ale pie is difficult to beat. Enjoy baking hot straight from the oven,…

How to get a bargain at auction

Buying at auction can allow you to buy your heart’s desire at a fraction of the shop price, but costly disasters still need to be avoided. Roger Field offers his…

Bergara B14 Sporter

You may not be familiar with the Bergara brand. The Bergara B14 Sporter is the new kid on the block and, as Dominic Griffith contends, one to watch. For more…

7 best autumn recipes

Handmade in Devon, the venison pies from Tom’s Pies’ fly off the shelves in winter. And now you can recreate it at home. Try Tom’s Pies’ venison pie recipe. For…

7 best game suppers

This chorizo, pheasant and prawn paella shows how pheasant can make a great substitute for chicken. Its light gamey overtones work wonderfully with a huge variety of spices. So put…