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

The Seasonal Cook recipe: Borlotti beans & artichoke

A winter dish that rejuvenates the artichoke with Italian flavours

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

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

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?

Christmas brings out the food snob in us all

Since when has straightforward Christmas dinner become so painfully unfashionable?

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

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner

Table Talk: Bryony Gordon on her life through food

The new Table Talk podcast features columnist at the Telegraph Bryony Gordon, author of Eat, Drink, Run.    She joins…

What do they serve up on diplomatic plates?

Exclusive insider info from the top tables at grand embassies

My Thai chicken had a garnish of ‘sang de rat’

Decades ago, my diplomat husband was posted to Delhi and I was invited to a ladies’ lunch. Bowls of consommé…

All aboard: The best cruises to sail away on

A guide to the finest cruises for foodies, families, wildlife-spotting and all-out luxury

Recipe: Corned beef hash

Olivia Potts shares her version of this cheap and speedy classic

Breakfast is so Brexit (but avocados are definitely Remain)

Beware: one suspect meal could land you on the wrong side of the great divide

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

Succulent ham, salted caramel sauce, and rare-breed pork salami… wicker baskets have never been so exotic

Ditch the kitsch and give your Christmas vol-au-vents a modern makeover

These ones, on a Middle Eastern theme, make the idea retro canapé

Recipe: Toffee apples

The classic Bonfire Night treat

It’s all the Raj: the rise of posh curry

Cheap-as-chips beer and vindaloo at your local curry house is becoming a thing of the past

Let them eat game

Should surplus pheasants go to food banks? It’s a nice idea, but guns should always take their birds home

We all need to eat less meat – and veg out more

Greens are good for our health, great for the environment and – the best bit – delicious