Special weapons

Gas-expelling fountain pens and sleeve guns are not exclusive to James Bond film sets. Producing special weapons became a serious business from 1940, as Mark Murray-Flutter explains. For more on…

Chocolate steamed duff

Waste was kept to an absolute minimum in the kitchen during wartime rationing. For puddings, stale bread would be turned into useful crumbs and baking paper and foil were always…

Homity pie

Homity pie was created by the land girls during World War II, when potatoes were one of the few ingredients in plentiful supply. Have a go at Philippa Davis’ recipe…

Academy of Cheese

The Academy of Cheese was founded to revolutionise how artisan produce is considered – and even transform how cheese is sold around the world. Chris Allsop attends to discover what…

Eat Game Awards 2019

The Eat Game Awards 2019, in association with Taste of Game and Purdey, celebrates the best of wild British produce. Now in its second year, there are 13 categories to…

Early harvest potatoes

Our eagerness to enjoy new potatoes year-round has resulted in an often over-mature offering from the supermarket. Avoid disappointment by learning how to grow early harvest potatoes in pots, by…

Nick Orr

The work of Nick Orr encourages us to see familiar scenes in an entirely new way – a whole day’s shooting in a single feather for example, as Janet Menzies…

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes

These gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes are inspired by the French tradition of bringing an edible present to a party or picnic. Try Philippa Davis’ recipe for the perfect…

How to clean your hip flask

Learn how to clean your hip flask properly to prevent ever wasting a sip. Have you taken a mouthful of your best brewed sloe gin or damson vodka, only to…

Bulldog health

The bulldog was once a legitimate sporting dog, but now they bear little resemblance to their bull-baiting ancestors. Bulldog health is doing far more damage to the breed than their…