Great British adventures (without getting lost in the wilderness)

A new app is aimed at helping people swap the city for the great outdoors

Recipe: Mackerel pâté

A delicious supper, snack or starter that takes no time at all to whizz up

A taste of Ireland by train

Quality Irish produce is at the heart of this grand tour of the Emerald Isle

In praise of brown furniture

Is the trend for old fashioned furniture built to last?

Recipe: Seed cake

Strongly-flavoured cakes are out of fashion, but this old classic deserves to be rediscovered

Thanksgiving 2018: Where to celebrate in London

The capital’s finest all-American feasts for November 22

Simpson’s in the Strand: spruced up and still special

A year on from its refurbishment, Simpson’s remains one of the London’s must-visit restaurants

Aidan O’Brien: the trainer who is leading the pack

The Irishman is a deserved winner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities international award

Introducing Table Talk, a new podcast from Spectator Life

Prue Leith on the worst cake she ever made, why she hates washing up, and what she takes away from the Great British Bake Off

Recipe: S’mores

The American campfire treat that’s perfect for Bonfire Night

Heathrow is hell

It is a truly awful place to fly from – and expansion will make the agony even worse

A weekend retreat for keen pianists (and absolute beginners)

Finchocks, a former piano museum in Kent, is now a luxurious destination for people keen to brush up on their key skills

How the childhood home of a great artist was left to rot

Romanian authorities have failed to protect the house where Constantin Brancusi grew up

Recipe: Pumpkin pie

An all-American classic for autumn