Getting your lamb from New Zealand isn't hurting the planet and buying your potatoes from the other end of the country is fine. Jay Rayner says food miles are not the problem and, below, visits an abattoir
A great-value Spanish red, an Italian-Chilean co-production and a chameleon French white
The Scottish beer industry is enjoying a bit of a revival, which is good news for ale fans, says Fiona Beckett
'The food is great. Really up there,' Marina O'Loughlin says. 'Liberated, unstarchy, affordable and fun'
Long ignored while foodies chased less familiar thrills, classic French cuisine is being revived by new restaurants like Balthazar, says Marina O'Loughlin
Readers' recipe swap: Felicity Cloake tries your sugar-topped recipes, including rose petal shortbread and a fig and quince loaf
Meet the producer: Goat's milk is not only low in lactose but is perfect for ice-cream, says Craig Allen of Greedy Goat
Good for you: Broad beans are a beautiful looking, highly companionable veg stuffed with protein
Drinks: Now is the time to sample Devon's new-season cider. Try mixing with alcoholic cordial
Michael Pollan, the American food writer and campaigner, says eating together round the table every night is the way children learn best how to get along in the wider world. Interview by Richard Johnson
Ilaria Borletti Buitoni chastises Italian chefs for trying too hard to be fashionable and copying the French
Former employees of Willy Selten plant tell how horse entered European food chain over at least five years
Singer singles out Kate Middleton and calls on fans to lobby London department store Fortnum & Mason for stocking 'savage and cruel' French delicacy
Tony Naylor: For years we were warned, don't mix your drinks. So why are tequila-spiked lagers, rum ales and beer cocktails popping up in supermarkets and craft beer bars?