Table Talk

Duff Cooper understood wine’s power as ‘firm friend and wise councillor’

Claudia Savage-Gore crosses town to go the extra mile for Hector

Patrick Galbraith on the complex ethics of butter substitutes

The key to successful selling is to cultivate collectors

Patrick Galbraith hears a rare bird but fails with the rod

Enjoying the silky and lean Italian Fassona beef in Turin and Kensington

Garden flowers are for posies

Hannah Betts finds a way to live with her pet hate — denim jeans

There is a way to serve pasta and potatoes — with garlic

Christopher Pincher offers some simple rules to stick to for cocktail-drinking