‘We make ourselves like alcohol even though it is a toxin.’ A wine-tasting in Tuscany. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Smith is a man of impeccable taste. He is, in fact, a professor of taste and knows more about how and why we experience flavours than almost (...)

 Charles Spence, head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University – “We’re also working with apps that match music to what you’re eating – your ice cream, your wine, your tea.”

A succulent piece of monkfish in a tasty sauce rests on the plate. You cut into the thick and moist flesh, place it in your mouth, and savour the dist(...)

Manchester United captain  Wayne Rooney in action. A number of travel agents  arrange trips to see the team play at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA
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I want to treat my two sons to a trip to see their favourite football team, Manchester United, play in the Premiership, preferably at home. How do I g(...)

Airy port: The departures lounge in Heathrow’s Terminal 2. Photograph: Niel Hall/Reuters

It was raining in London on Tuesday, a grim drizzle as we landed at Heathrow and began the long descent from to the arrivals area. Out into the long m(...)

Heathrow Terminal 1: Aer Lingus customers may have had the unshakeable sense they were already so far west of London that they were actually in Cornwall.

The Heathrow Terminal 1 circle of hell is no more. As of yesterday, Aer Lingus passengers flying to Ireland out of the airport will no longer be consi(...)

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Image of the week: Go to gate Soon there will be no more Heathrow Terminal 1 circle of hell for Aer Lingus passengers flying to Ireland. The airl(...)

Passengers arrive at the new Terminal 2, the Queen’s Terminal, at Heathrow on it’s first day of operation. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

London Heathrow’s Terminal 2, which will take Aer Lingus flights from early July, opened today following a six-year build that has been compared to ca(...)

Chef Rene Redzepi  in his Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Photograph: Christian Charisius/Reuters 1:08

Danish restaurant Noma was tonight named the finest place to dine on the planet at the restaurant industry’s most prestigious awards held in Lo(...)

Crazy golf featuring the ‘seven wonders of London’, designed by jellymongers Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, at Selfridges. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

A number of years ago the term “the art of food” probably described a twiddly garnish, like the dragons that chefs sometimes carve out of carrots i(...)

Finnebrogue owner Denis Lynch and NI enterprise minister Arlene Foster.

An artisan food producer in the North that supplies venison to one of the UK’s restaurants with three Michelin stars plans to create 65 jobs in Downp(...)