Rupert Parker

Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker

Rupert Parker is writer, photographer, cameraman and TV Producer. Although his special interest is food and travel, he writes about everything from wilderness adventure to gourmet spa tours. His articles appear, not only in national newspapers and magazines, but also on global websites and appeal to young and old alike. He’s made ground breaking TV series for the BBC, Discovery and National Geographic, among others, and has been nominated for an Emmy. His most recent series for Discovery US was filmed across 5 continents and, despite having over 70 countries under his belt, he’s still hungry for travel. Read his latest adventures on Planet Appetite and follow him on Twitter @planetappetite

Planet Appetite: Rouen, France - More Than Just Joan of Arc

Rouen has always been notorious for the English burning Joan of Arc but a new museum telling her story and a huge Panorama depicting ancient Rome, along with exciting restaurants, means that no trip to the North of France is complete without a visit.
22/06/2015 12:38 BST

Planet Appetite: Sicily - A Continent of Great Wines

For its 12th edition, Sicilia en Primeur, in Taormina, Sicily, previews the latest vintages of Sicilian wine, with nearly 300 different tastings offered, and proves that it's the Italian region with the largest number of hectares of vineyards farmed organically.
27/05/2015 13:01 BST

Planet Appetite: The Only Way is Eat Essex, UK

I travel all over the world for my job, searching out the best places to eat in far-flung destinations, and I tend to ignore what's on my doorstep. I was therefore intrigued to hear that Essex has a higher GDP than Belgium and so, on a rainy saturday morning, I set out to find out what's on offer.
16/04/2015 15:16 BST

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel, Latest Products

Hand baggage restrictions seem to get worse and worse, with even scheduled carriers like Virgin Atlantic restricting you to just 10 kilos. I recently travelled to Mexico with Thomson Airlines and was only allowed a miserly 5kg and Thomas Cook are not much better, allowing only 6kg.
09/04/2015 09:38 BST

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.
13/03/2015 10:43 GMT

Planet Appetite: Walking Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the Canary Island famous for its sandy beaches and year round sunshine, but its Walking Festival is a good introduction to over 1500 km of hiking trials and there's plenty of luxury accommodation to salve your weary limbs and make your stay a comfortable one.
17/02/2015 15:18 GMT

Planet Appetite: Velas Luxury Hotels in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mexico represents remarkably good value for money and specialises in all-inclusive resorts. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have been favourite destinations for some time, but now Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are taking their place on the map.
04/02/2015 14:51 GMT