The 2022 Winter Olympics have arrived in Beijing, and with them the perfect reason to indulge in some suitably themed bites and drinks to really get in the mood.
Whether you're joining in and ripping up the mountains like a daredevil, or rallying for your country safely from the sofa, you can always let the professionals inspire and stretch you in the kitchen.
With that in mind we've rounded up some of our favourite dishes and drinks to try - from chefs and bartenders - that will make you feel like a champion, even if you don't have a medal to prove it.
Hot and cold coffee
Get the best of both worlds in this show-stopping recipe for hot and cold coffee in one - yes, that's right, hot cappuccino and cold frappé can be yours in just one glass. Watch chef Natalia Rudakova as she prepares this next-level beverage.
With all those winter wonderland landscapes on show, it's time to try the snowball cocktail. It's a classic Christmas drink made with advocaat (egg liqueur) and lemonade, expertly prepared here by mixologist Ivan Della Nave. It might not be a winter warmer, but it's perfect for getting you in the Winter Olympics mood.
Warm up fast with this heavyweight cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur. It's probably safest enjoyed without skis strapped on.
French onion soup
Take the simplest of soups and turn it into an award winning revelation in this, the ultimate french onion soup with a twist recipe by chef Romain Avril. Watch the video and get your onions, Comté cheese and bread ready.
The ultimate croque monsieur
The ultimate grilled cheese sandwich gets an upgrade with pastrami and Gruyère cheese in this step-by-step recipe from Romain Avril.
Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park fame, gets in touch with his Swiss roots by recreating the national dish in his own inimitable style, dosing a mix of Alpine cheeses with cherry brandy and dry white wine.
There's nothing better than a creamy polenta to cheer you up from the inside. This super winter food hails from the north of Italy and is just as good laden with creamy gorgonzola as it is served with juicy grilled sausages.
Stanley Tucci developed a taste for pizzocheri in his Searching for Italy series when he explored the culinary traditions of the north of Italy. Think ribbons of pasta made with buckwheat, cooked with wilted greens, cubed potatoes and plenty of taleggio cheese, Parmesan, oil and sage.
Go pie perfect with this hearty take on a classic Italian pasticcio by chef Francesco Vincenzi of Franceschetta58 in Modena, Italy. Here he uses leftover pasta, meat and cooked vegetables enveloped in a rich béchamel sauce, and encased inside a rich pastry crust.
If you're emboldened and inspired by this year's downhill competition, why not take on the might of the world's best cooks and try making a Michelin chef-worthy winter stew? Check out our round-up of Michelin chefs' stews.