food

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…

6 Dec 2018

What do they serve up on diplomatic plates?

Exclusive insider info from the top tables at grand embassies

28 Nov 2018

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…

28 Nov 2018

All aboard: The best cruises to sail away on

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

21 Feb 2018

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

29 Nov 2017

The best hampers for Christmas 2017

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

29 Nov 2017

Ditch The Kitsch & 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

20 Sep 2017

Let them eat game

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

20 Sep 2017

Forget the school slop – a true rice pudding is a rare treat

Get the skin right and your guests will fight over it

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

14 Jun 2017

Naff? Coronation chicken is a right royal treat

It’s time to rescue ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’ from downmarket sandwich counters

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Take it outside: The best stylish barbecues and accessories

See in the summer with sleek al-fresco dining

14 Jun 2017

Even tea drinking is cultural appropriation now. Oh mea cuppa…

But pop, art, literature and food are all better when they borrow from other cultures

14 Jun 2017

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

23 Mar 2017

How quiche got its own hashtag

The much-derided dish has enjoyed an unlikely renaissance in recent times

26 Jan 2017

Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko strives to give the hearty cuisine of the Basque Country a refined edge

25 Jan 2017

How to make the ultimate leftovers pie

Turn your leftover turkey and ham into a spectacular pie on Boxing Day

Boozing, flirting and a little brawling is the best way to enjoy the festive season

Julie Burchill on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

25 Nov 2016

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Four of the best Christmas hampers

Spectator Life runs the gamut from Waitrose to Harrods

3 Nov 2016

The rise of macaron mania

Have you noticed that you can’t move for macarons? Those little almond cakes are everywhere. Once ignored in favour of…

3 Nov 2016

Don’t put jelly in my trifle — I may throw a wobbly

My recipe harks back to the one by Hannah Glasse in 1747