Exploring a destination through local and authentic cuisine helps you immerse yourself in a place, its culture and its traditions. From street food to gourmet restaurants, national dishes and local favourites, travel through taste gives you a flavour of a destination long after you’ve left. Find all my local food guides here…
Food in New Orleans includes Cajun, Creole, Caribbean, African and European heritage. Be prepared to come out of there a few pounds heavier than when you went in. Here’s what to eat and drink in the Big Easy.
I’d never thought of Dubai as a leading gastronomic destination but with over 200 nationalities living in the city there’s a huge culinary diversity and range of flavours including the city’s own Emirati fare and Arabic traditions.
Vietnamese cuisine with its refreshing flavours, citrus hits and use of distinctive herbs and warm spices is one that'll shake up your taste-buds. So pull up a little plastic chair and grab your chopsticks...
Catania’s cafes and bars are the perfect place to indulge in a cup of coffee and a cannolo when the sightseeing begins to take its toll. Chock full of character, charm and the best Sicilian patisserie.
The cool, calm, quiet of the Consoli kitchen is a complete contrast to the clamour of Catania’s colourful market. The next part of the tour was to immerse ourselves into the flavours, cooking customs and rich history of Sicilian cuisine.
I'd heard some pretty gruesome tales of what to expect to eat in Iceland and my taste buds arrived in Reykjavik with more than a little trepidation about the food I'd find on my plate. I'm happy to say I didn't need the stash of chocolate Hobnobs I'd secreted in my case because Iceland served up some fabulous food.
Turkish sweets and confectionery from Turkish Delight to Baklava - Turkey didn’t disappoint when it came to sweet treats and confectionery, some of it too sweet even for me, and that's a first… The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul had stalls piled high with endless varieties of Turkish sweets and sugary scrumptiousness.
Of the three epithets bestowed upon Bologna; La Dotta – The Learned, La Rossa – The Red and La Grassa – The Fat, it was the latter, fatter moniker that caused me concern. Let me share the foodie delights that Bologna brought to the table.