Table Talk

Take your time, but do plant a tree, says Hephzibah Anderson

No rainbow-painting child could possibly understand the relative performance, good or bad, of the NHS

Christopher Pincher enjoys a 2009 Margaux in a dining room steeped in historical scandal

A pared-back Christmas means we can at last bin the big bird, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Lisa Hilton welcomes the locals back to Venice and enjoys a spicy nod to the city’s vibrant past

Christopher North on a sentimental fad that risks cheapening the ritual of the bullring

Patrick Galbraith on rural racism and the fear of outsiders

Nick Cohen is badly bitten by the cross-country bug

Hephzibah Anderson plants her spring bulbs

Hannah Betts admires a pair of quality-obsessed British labels