Wine car boot illustration
©Ingram Pinn

Wine Car Boot: a model way of selling

‘I have never experienced such a cool, friendly atmosphere at a public wine tasting’

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©Cat O’Neil
China is the great outsider in world gastronomic circles. But in Sichuan an 18-seater restaurant and its magisterial chef are showing how change may come
– Fuchsia Dunlop
An illustration of people at a restaurant ©Luis Grañena
‘We analysed thousands of US menus and found we could predict prices just from the words’
– Dan Jurafsky
Rowley Leigh's escalivada
©Andy Sewell

Escalivada

The smokiness imparted by the proximity to a naked flame is essential to the flavour of this dish

Five of the best: Pizza spots in Chicago

The Windy City may be famous for its gut-busting deep-dish pies but locals know there’s much more to Chicago’s pizza scene

Shetland: Ann Cleeves on food and fiction

In 40 years of incorporating Shetland in her crime novels, Ann Cleeves has gleaned much about island life from its food

restaurant reviews
Open kitchen at Barrafina
©Paul Winch-Furness

Barrafina, Covent Garden, London

‘The skewers of big grilled chunks of loin of Ibérico pig are the sort of bar snacks they serve in Valhalla’

Toto’s dining room
©Helen Cathcart

Toto’s and Artusi, London

Nothing is going to get in the way of an evening that runs like a speedboat crossing the Lido

The tiny dining room at 64 Degrees

64 Degrees, Brighton

‘This shows all the riotous, sexy joy of a tapas joint in backstreet Barcelona’

The simple wooden interior of Kirazu

Kirazu, Antidote, London

With just 25 seats at his restaurant, Yuya Kikuchi fulfils the roles of chef and dishwasher

La Ruota dining room view

La Ruota, Moneglia, Italy

The restaurant overlooks Moneglia far below, its beach, the calm sea … The vista only improves when the stars come out

Joseph’s bakery and adjacent bistro
©Gregor Graf

Bauer, Joseph and Clementine in Vienna

A chic bakery with a bistro attached: is this the Viennese café of the future?