Bar snacks

British bar snacks are coming into their own again, aim higher than peanuts and make a meal of the cocktail hour with the best Scotch eggs and pork scratchings

Recipe: Pork rillette

Sometimes the old ways are the best. This is a great way to enjoy piggy odds and ends, which will keep as long as you can resist eating it. Simple pork rillettes - always a winner

Cider has come of age, apples and pears make grown up drinks for sophisticated palates. Drink cider at the dinner table and not just on park benches