Buildings born of plagues do have a life as something other than problematic ruins

Lisa Hilton savours sublime cookery packed with the flavours of Slovenia’s Julian Alps

The rules for the perfect picnic are simple, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Christopher Pincher explores the Wine Ambassador restaurant and emporium in Bucharest

Fiona Duncan looks forward to post-Covid hospitality

Potatoes were hyped as the key to a well-nourished populace by the European intelligentsia in the 1700s

Lisa Hilton dreams of Mayfair and the true luxury of a silky, delicate fish pie

Feed pets what you eat and babies what you hate, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Is the sophisticated joy of the buffet coming to an end?

Lisa Hilton mourns the pleasure of good company – even in a cynically awful faux Italian in Berlin