Wine & Food

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

2 Nov 2018

Recipe: S’Mores

The American campfire treat that’s perfect for Bonfire Night

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

An all-American classic for autumn

Recipe: Parkin

Be prepared for Bonfire Night with a delicious Yorkshire ginger cake

Can sherry make a comeback?

‘Granny’s favourite’ is no longer the ubiquitous tipple it once was in British homes – and it’s struggling in Spain, too

10 Oct 2018

Recipe: Poached Pears

Poach your pears in red wine for a visually stunning and tasty dessert

GBBO’s Paul Jagger: Top tips for baking bread

The Great British Bake Off contestant, whose lion bread wowed Paul Hollywood, shares some knead to know information

2 Oct 2018

Recipe: Spiced Apple Cake

The ultimate cake for the autumn months

Ryder Cup 2018: American vs European beers

The beers to drink while watching Europe and America’s best golfers do battle

The best artisan workshops

From breadmaking to calligraphy, people across the country are giving old school pursuits a go

The perfect pairing: fine tea is the new wine

Forget builder’s with milk and sugar, now it’s all about blue, white and green tea and what you eat with it

19 Sep 2018

How blind tastings led to wine’s identity crisis

Forty years after the infamous ‘Judgment of Paris’, it’s still easy to make mistakes

19 Sep 2018

Recipe: Kedgeree

The most regal of all Anglo-Indian dishes

Beyond borscht: London’s Russian restaurant revolution

If you’re bored of pizza and bugers, try a thick-crusted lattice pie, a Siberian dumpling or a Baltic herring instead

19 Sep 2018

Recipe: Shakshuka

A spicy dish that’s perfect for a long weekend breakfast

Recipe: Peach and blueberry cobbler

Cobblers are a particular favourite in the Deep South, and this is a classic combination.

London’s best pizza restaurants

Where to go in the capital for a slice of the action

4 Sep 2018

Recipe: Niçoise Salad

Adding tuna steak makes for a luxury version of this classic French salad

Recipe: Limoncello Syllabub

An impressive pudding that can be whipped up in no time

Fitzrovia is raising the bar

New restaurants, hotels and workspaces are helping make this corner of London a must-visit destination

23 Aug 2018

How to cook game properly

Phil Vickery offers top tips for upping your game when it comes to preparing hare, pheasant, venison and more

21 Aug 2018

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes

An American pudding that is unapologetically sweet

The finest rums to buy

Sample the sipping rums that are giving whisky a run for its money

London’s best afternoon teas

From classic cakes to experimental brews

13 Aug 2018

Recipe: Courgette Cake

Have a break from carrot cake and go green instead

The best restaurants in Brixton

Explore the eclectic restaurant scene in Brixton Village and beyond

8 Aug 2018