Food

I Make the Best… Tequila Chilli Pie

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.

Hoovering: “Like snogging the sun”

Comedian and food fiend Jessica Fostekew puts her mouth where others fear to tread. A celebration of eating: from posh nosh to kebab shops to stuff that’s been on the floor. This week, Jess gifts herself a birthday visit – her partner’s birthday, that is – to A Wong, a goldmine of fiery Chinese food.

I Make the Best… Gravy

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Ruth Bratt reckons she has it nailed when it comes to making gravy. Don’t tell her mum, though.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog #4: Batter Week

As the remaining episodes of this series of the Great British Bake Off take on new, wistful meaning, *sniff*, we're continuing to live blog each and every hot bap, soggy bottom and erect biscuit. Sarah Ledger was Standard Issue's star baker for Batter Week.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog: Week #3

The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens on Wednesday with a belter of a Bread Week. Fiona Longmuir kneaded to see it. And live blogged the yeasty pants off it. Relive it here.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog – Biscuit Week

After the bakers set their stalls out during Cake Week, 11 of them returned to the marquee to battle over their biscuit skills. Founding GBBO devotee Alison Carr was watching and live blogging every last crumb.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog

The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens (and hearts, of course) on Wednesday as one short of a baker's dozen began their quest for Mary Berry's affections. Jenny Shelton live blogged the lot.

Why I ❤️ The Great British Bake Off

As millions prepare for 10 weeks of baking, bunting and soggy bottoms, Alison Carr gets nicely preheated as she describes her Bake Off devotion.

Eat Here, Love: the Lobster Shack

In our continuing series trumpeting the loveliness of places where we love to scoff when we’re out of the house, Ashley Davies bigs up an East Lothian gem.

Recipe: Persian sweet and sour chicken meatballs

We’re still recovering from Maryam Sinaiee’s rose ice cream, but she’s back with her super-sounding sweet and sour meatballs.