food

The best Easter eggs for 2019

Give the perfect egg this Easter – from artisan creations to popcorn-filled chocolate perfection

Recipe: Baked Custard

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a make-ahead wonder that melts in the mouth

Podcast: Table Talk with Ella Risbridger

Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to Chef and writer Ella Risbridger about her life through the lens of food

6 Mar 2019

The Seasonal Cook: wild garlic scrambled eggs on soda bread

Combine garlic, eggs and homemade bread for a deliciously seasonal meal

Peckham’s Best Restaurants

Peckham’s best eateries – from nouveau British cuisine in a former ticket office to inventive Taiwanese dishes

1 Mar 2019

Recipe: Welsh Cakes

The perfect dish to mark St David’s Day

Bristol’s Best Restaurants

From Wapping Wharf to the Victorian Lido, Alice Hancock guides you through the best of Bristol’s food scene

21 Feb 2019

Podcast: Table Talk, featuring Iain Dale

Broadcaster Iain Dale talks to Lara Prendergast and Vintage Chef Olivia Potts about his life through the lens of food

20 Feb 2019

The Seasonal Cook: warm leek & spinach salad

Embrace the flavours of the season with this warming winter salad

18 Feb 2019

Recipe: Marmalade Steam Pudding

Raid your cupboard for jars of marmalade to pull together this gorgeously glazed crowd pleaser

The Seasonal Cook: poached pears & cardamom ice cream

Combine poached pears with clementine zest for the perfect seasonal Valentine’s dessert

11 Feb 2019

Recipe: Scallop & Crab linguine

Our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts creates the ideal valentine’s dinner using luxurious ingredients that are simple to combine

The Seasonal Cook: cavolo nero, fennel & chickpea soup

Winter soup doesn’t have to be bland: an injection of Italian flavours can transform it from a staple into something superlative

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Vintage Chef: bake a cake that packs a punch with rhubarb flavours and a burst of colour

Mountain-top dining: the best high-altitude restaurants

From Courchevel to Canada’s Whistler and Japan’s Niseko: how to dine in style with the mountains at your window

23 Jan 2019

The Seasonal Cook recipe: Borlotti beans & artichoke

A winter dish that rejuvenates the artichoke with Italian flavours

20 Jan 2019

Rome Food Map: where and how to eat in the Italian capital

From lunches and pitstops to aperitivi and markets – how and where the Romans eat

17 Jan 2019

Recipe: Potatoes Boulangères

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares an elegant side dish to go with any roast

Recipe: Gingernut Biscuits

A delicious winter pick-me-up and perfect partner for a cup of tea

10 most read articles of 2018

We bring you the 10 most popular Spectator Life articles of 2018

31 Dec 2018

Recipe: New Year Blinis

Whether you are throwing a party on New Year’s Eve or enjoying a cosy night in, blinis are the perfect treat to see in 2019

Christmas dinners around the globe

Turkey is the mainstay of the British Christmas but what do people eat elsewhere in the world?

25 Dec 2018

Christmas brings out the food snob in us all

Since when has straightforward Christmas dinner become so painfully unfashionable?

22 Dec 2018

Recipe: Gingerbread Ham

A Christmas recipe whose festive flavours you will want to recreate year after year

Table Talk Podcast: Sophia Money-Coutts

Sophia Money-Coutts talks about her life through the lens of food, with Lara Prendergast and Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

17 Dec 2018

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner

9 Dec 2018