Entries by Rupert Parker from 08/2012

Eat the World at Global Feast, London2012 Olympic Dining Experience

| Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Even though I live only 5 miles from the Olympic Park, so far I've been determined to ignore the whole spectacle and bask in the sun in my garden with a glass of cold beer. However, as a confirmed foodie, I can't ignore the fact that some of Britain's top supper clubs, along with a few gourmet chefs, are staging a fantastic banqueting experience which changes every night during London2012.

Planet Appetite: Mahindra Indian Homestays

| Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If India seems a rather daunting prospect, then staying in a homestay takes away a lot of the potential pain. It also allows you to experience a side of the country that no hotel can offer and your hosts may become lifelong friends.

Planet Appetite: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

| Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In the evening, after dark, there's what's known as the Nightglow. They inflate around 30 balloons and then fire them up in time to the music. Imagine a real-life Pinball machine and you'll get the idea.

Planet Appetite: Stately Home Movie Locations in the Peak District, Derbyshire, UK

| Posted 08.23.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Peak District conjures up images of sharp mountain tops but, in fact, it contains a concentration of some of the best stately homes in Britain. You may recognise them from the movies.

Planet Appetite: Gourmet Food Walk in Turku, Finland

| Posted 08.31.2012 | UK Lifestyle

To us gastronauts, Finland is not yet on the culinary map, but Turku has come up with an innovative way of sampling some of its top restaurants.