Local Food Guides

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.

 

All the food in New Orleans

All the food in New Orleans

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.
St Kitts – A Food & Restaurant Guide

St Kitts – A Food & Restaurant Guide

You’re never far away from a great meal on St Kitts and Nevis from sizzling street food and casual beachside eating to high-end hotel and restaurant dining. Here’s what tickled my taste buds as I ate my way around the restaurants and beach bars of St Kitts.
Dubai Food Festival – Find your Flavour

Dubai Food Festival – Find your Flavour

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.
Vietnam – Food, Flavour and Phở

Vietnam – Food, Flavour and Phở

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...
Italian Coffee Culture

Italian Coffee Culture

Coffee is a serious past-time in Italy and comes with its own etiquettes and customs. Let’s get to grips with the ground rules...
Catania Cafe Culture

Catania Cafe Culture

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.
Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

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.
Food from the Tuscan Table

Food from the Tuscan Table

Tuscan cuisine is food for the soul; intense fresh flavours from a few choice ingredients which have been freshly picked or pulled from the earth. Unpretentious, seasonal and prepared with passion.
Eating Iceland

Eating Iceland

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.
Istanbul’s Sweetest Side

Istanbul’s Sweetest Side

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.
The Perfect Turkish Breakfast

The Perfect Turkish Breakfast

There’s something about eating outdoors under blue sky on a balmy day that makes the food seem twice as tasty but it was the surprise location of this breakfast that made it so special.
Bologna Food – La Grassa La Gusto

Bologna Food – La Grassa La Gusto

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.

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