Gastronomie

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Sichuan at the Chinese Cricket Club, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Located in London's Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blackfriars, the Chinese Cricket Club serves up accomplished Chinese food with selections from the province of Sichuan

Planet Appetite: Green Adventures in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar, from Modena, are the traditional reasons for visiting Emilia-Romagna but, lesser known, are the forests, hills and valleys which are perfect for outdoor adventure.

Planet Appetite: The Sky's the Limit in Vilnius, Lithuania

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Around two and half hours from London, on a direct flight, Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is good value, and there's lot's to do, including flying a hot air balloon over the city.

Planet Appetite: Summer Alpine Adventures in Graubünden, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Graubünden, and particularly St. Moritz, is famous for its winter sports but the summer delivers hiking, e-biking and culinary delights with the bonus of unspoilt trails in Switzerland's only national park.

Planet Appetite: The Surprising Shock of the New in Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The skyline is not the only thing that's changing in Rotterdam - an experimental restaurant, a colossal market hall, a floating forest and a UNESCO World Heritage 20's tobacco factory, are just some of the new kids on the block.

Planet Appetite: UNI Restaurant Brings Japanese Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine to Belgravia, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Named after the Japanese word for Sea Urchin, UNI Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up delicious Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine, known as Nikkei.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Istria, Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Coastal Istria has long been a holiday destination, with the Roman amphitheatre of Pula a major attraction, and the town of Rovinj offering cool sophistication. The countryside inland is relatively new to tourism but its forested rolling hills, topped with fortified villages, like Motovun, is startlingly attractive.

Planet Appetite: Savour the Tastes of the Azores at 10 Fest, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Over 10 days, 10 renowned international chefs from England, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, America and Canada serve up their interpretations of modern Azorean cuisine at 10 Fest Azores, in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores.

Planet Appetite: MarrakChef Culinary Competition, Marrakech, Morocco

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.08.2014 | 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.

Planet Appetite: Eco Self-Catering at Natural Retreats, Richmond, Yorkshire, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Set in 54 acres of pristine countryside in Swaledale, Yorkshire, Natural Retreats eco-friendly lodges offer luxurious self-catering in heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Planet Appetite: Into Mysterious Albania

Rupert Parker | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Long seen as one of the severest former communist countries, Albania has now emerged from the darkness and is a surprisingly attractive tourist destination.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Tyrolean Cuisine in the Alpbach Valley, Austria

Rupert Parker | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The idyllic Alpbach Valley is home to authentic Tyrolean cooking, using local ingredients, and mixing tradition with new tastes and inspirations.

Planet Appetite: Wine, Cheese and César Manrique in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Architect César Manrique championed, and helped preserve, Lanzarote's unique landscape and farmers are now producing distinctive wines and cheeses from its volcanic soil.

Planet Appetite: Tourism and Gastronomy in Mallorca, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Mallorca was one of the first destinations for package tourists and has been serving up sun, sand and sea for generations. In the quest to please international visitors, local food traditions tended to be ignored but tourists are now demanding more from their holidays.

Planet Appetite: Restaurant Week in Valencia, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Valencia is rightly famous for its Paella but, for one week only, many of the city's restaurants offer menus at just €20 for lunch and €30 for dinner, using the best of local ingredients.

Planet Appetite: Riding the Gourmet Gravy Train to Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

French Canada prides itself not just on its language but also on the quality of its food - I take the train from Quebec City to the Charlevoix region and explore their Flavour Trail.

Planet Appetite: The Isles of Scilly, UK - Prince Charles's Private Islands

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Situated in the Atlantic, West of England's Land's End, the Isles of Scilly, belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, are everything the Great British Seaside should be. Oh, and the food is pretty good too.

Planet Appetite: A Whale of a Time, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy has a spectacular New Brunswick shoreline and a drive through its forests, raging capes and isolated coves may reward with a glimpse of whales.

Planet Appetite: Tourism and Gastronomy Conference in Santorini, Greece

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Greek food has not enjoyed the greatest of reputations - lowlights include greasy Moussaka, fatty Kebabs and Retsina wines that taste of turpentine. But it deserves better than that. Now the island of Santorini has declared 2013 as the year of gastronomy and is showcasing its unique products.

Planet Appetite: South American Flavours of Ecuador

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Countries from South and Central America have been setting culinary trends recently and now Ecuador is making the running.

Planet Appetite: The Greatest Wine in the World? Vin Jaune From Jura, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most people are familiar with Burgundy wines, but neighbouring Jura produces Vin Jaune, the best wine in the world according to Napoleon.

Planet Appetite: Wine Routes of Southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Czech Republic is famous for the quality of its beer, but the region of Southern Moravia is now producing excellent wines and is also an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Planet Appetite: Moti Mahal Restaurant, Covent Garden, London, Pairs Whisky with Indian Food

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I have to say that initially I was quite dubious about the idea of whisky and Indian food but, once I got going, I realised that this was not the first time I'd tried the combination.

Planet Appetite: Villa Orsula Offers Boutique Charm in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Villa Orsula was built in 1939, in the Mediterranean style, using the local white stone for the walls and traditional red tiles for the roof. It was completely restored and refurbished for its grand opening in spring 2012. They claim that it's the most luxurious accommodation in the city, and I can't disagree.

Planet Appetite: Residenza di Ripetta, a Tranquil Oasis in Rome, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Being a converted monastery, all of the Residenza's 69 rooms are different but come in two types, either executive or royal double. They're all pretty big and some even feature a small kitchenette for guests to prepare light meals and snacks.