Fig and feta pide
©Patricia Niven

Fruits of the fig

Recipes flavoured with the honeyed sweetness and giving flesh of a fig by Honey & Co’s Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

On the menu

Alan Yau, restarateur ©Niall McDiarmid
The restaurateur behind Wagamama, Hakkasan and other London dining institutions wants to bring old-fashioned glamour back to Mayfair
– Polly Russell
Qatayeh maker ©Anissa Helou
Anissa Helou recalls carefree days spent in abundant fruit fields and spice-filled souks
Motorcycle taxi driver Ramaghan Suleiman with a cup of Nestlé instant coffee in Kibera, Nairobi
©Nichole Sobecki

Kenya’s coffee hour

Café society is taking off in a nation of tea drinkers

Illustration by Graham Roumieu of Australian Chardonnay
©Graham Roumieu

Australian Chardonnay

‘Such progress has been made that I am now looking for serious alternatives to fine white burgundy in the cooler reaches of Australia’

Yotam Ottolenghi, chef
©Justin Sutcliffe

Yotam Ottolenghi

‘Deep down I’m quite terrified of sitting still, letting things catch up on me’

©Felicity McCabe

The taste test: guacamole

‘In his understated way, the Bibulous Shipowner said of the winner: “avocado taste”. That’s all we were really asking for’


Five of the best: breakfast delivery services

From rashers to pancakes and granola to black pudding, the first meal of the day can be the best — and laziest

restaurant reviews
The Ivy after its renovation
©Jack Eastham

The Ivy, London

‘I have a longstanding grouse with the bookings arrangements of London’s über-brasseries’

Maison du Colombier, Burgundy

Maison du Colombier, Burgundy

‘A menu of “small plates” in Burgundy, home of “la grande bouffe”, comes as a shock’

Liam and Ellis Barrie

The Marram Grass, Anglesey

‘The mussels were stupidly fresh and cooked just enough to set their plump cushions of fat’

Dinings’ signature sushi dishes
©Charlie Bibby

Dinings, London

‘My seat is perhaps the most dangerous I have ever occupied in any restaurant anywhere’


Martin Sandbu

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