Meet the woman who skewered the healthy-eating brigade

Eating food used to be a straightforward business. You felt hungry, you made a sandwich, you opened your gob, you shoved it in: end of. But what fools we were; how little we knew.

Heston: dessert through the ages

Just desserts? You must be joking. The pudding course has a rich history.

Duchy dessert has twice the sugar of other brands

An ice cream sold under the Duchy label founded by the Prince of Wales has been criticised by campaigners against child obesity because it has almost twice the sugar of other brands.

Barr Fly: How to make cocktail classics

You don’t need to be a master mixologist to rustle up one of these classic cocktails.

Cocktail Britannia

Congratulations, London, which has just been crowned the world’s Cocktail Capital.

After-dinner cakes and bakes: five great recipes

These cakes, muffins and brownies are elaborate enough to serve for pudding.

Six recipes for teatime: Easy cakes, buns and tasty puddings

From a raspberry and peach crumble to a blackberry and apple slice, these recipes can be made with regular or gluten-free flour.

Meet Britain’s child bloggers

Fashion, politics, skeletons and school dinners — tireless young commentators have become the new online opinion-formers.