Cuisine

A Guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Porto's historic city centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Undoubtedly, one of the best things you can get up to during a stay in Porto is simply to wander and wonder; to engage in the well-established art of flânerie - to walk around idly and aimlessly. Here are some things to look out for on your strolls around the city.

Farmers' Markets and Pop-ups: I Should've got Gyozas

Josh Barrie | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Barrie

You're finally holding your chosen container, nibbling what's inside on the way to somewhere seated - and eyes are fixated on you.

Planet Appetite: MarrakChef Culinary Competition, Marrakech, Morocco

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Four top international chefs, from France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, gather in Marrakech to create new dishes inspired by the cuisine of Morocco - only one of them will win the acclaimed title of MarrakChef 2014.

Limoges and Limousin - Cuisine From the Heart

Peter Morrell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

I made Limoges my base for the trip, with its long and rich history there is enough to hold any visitor's attention and there are plenty of restaurants to satisfy the most avid gourmet. Also, despite the fact that our own Black Prince massacred the city's population in 1370, I got a warm and friendly welcome.

Planet Appetite: A New World of Food in the Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Compared to its South Asian neighbours, Filipino cuisine is relatively unknown but the regional food of the Philippines is well worth exploring with its distinctive sour, salty and sweet flavours.

Ghent - A Medieval Gem With a Lively Culinary Scene

Peter Morrell | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

After a poignant two days visiting the World War 1 battlefields in Flanders I took 24 hours out in Ghent to soak up the culture, cuisine and atmosphere of this beautifully preserved medieval city.

Central Portugal - A Culinary Surprise

Peter Morrell | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

Everyone knows Porto, and its most famous product, Port Wine, but that is extent of their culinary knowledge about the region of Central Portugal. Travel south from Porto, across the River Douro, and you have got an undiscovered mix of sea and mountains that have been shaping the cuisine of the area for 1000 years.

Jamie Oliver Blames the Poor While Food Industry Cashes In

The Conversation UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

Healthy, satisfying and affordable options are simply less available to many families for geographical as well as economic reasons and certainly don't have the power of the food and advertising industry behind them

Foodies Festival Festivities Fantastic Final Flourish

Judith Lewis | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

All over the UK, there have been a series of festivals hotly anticipated by the food-loving community in the know. Those uninitiated (and there are many) only hear hushed whispers of this Michelin-starred chef's new dish or that new wine tasting. I've taken a risk breaking the foodie code of silence to tell you about this festival... Well, not really but it does feel that way!

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 35 - Hungry in Hungary

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

When you meet a Hungarian the first thing they will tell you is that they like to eat and drink. That is certainly true, but also only half the story....

The New Wave of Italian Creativity at Marylebone

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

No one doubts the immense contribution by the Italians to art and creativity and their influence until today. The Renaissance with artists such as: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Titian - to name a few.

Changing Your Life in Two Minutes

Carin King | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

Many of us will have started this New Year with a host of resolutions about how to improve many aspects of our life in an attempt to make ourselves look and feel better.