There’s growing interest in Cape Town from Muslim travellers hailing from all over the world – local tourism can offer a range of tailored attractions.
I've recently embarked on a self-drive mission to shine a spotlight on unique world cuisines that don't seem to get the recognition they deserve. So please, ditch that doner and kick out that korma. It's time to unravel the wonderfully playful palate of South Africa.
Influenced by the Balkan palate, boasting characteristics of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, and reaping quality produce from its rich soil, Macedonian food is bursting with flavour and diversity. Yet with all this, it remains humble and honest.
It is 2017, a new year and a new you ... or so you have told yourself. The chances are you have already tried and failed at your New Year's resolution by now. Cancel that gym membership, it's just going to waste.
Want food from Xinjiang, the far-western province of China, head to Silk Road in Camberwell. Fan of Sichuanese? Take your pick from a variety of restaurants across town. Delicate tastes of Shanghai can be savoured at Bright Courtyard; traditional Beijing duck in Kensington.
Whilst sweaty teenage revellers head to Magaluf for sun, sea and sub-standard sangria, the rest of Mallorca is fast becoming known for its gourmet hotspots. The island is home to no fewer than seven michelin-starred restaurants - Zaranda, Restaurante Jardín, Es Fum, Bou, Simply Fosh, Es Racó des Teix, Andreu Genestra - and there are many fantastic artisan foods to be discovered. On a recent trip with Sainsbury's, I had the opportunity to experience two examples of traditional Mallorcan produce:
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From the vibrant Medina of Marrakech to the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert; Morocco is one diverse destination. Tasty tagines, chic riads and untouched Berber villages are just a few features of this North African nation.
As I ventured through an understated doorway on Holland Park Avenue, and downstairs to the restaurant, I wasn't sure what to expect. The room I entered was a sophisticated basement - simple décor, elegant table settings and glassware all working with the original structure of the room.
What can open the home and hearts of people to something beyond token secularism? Food festivals, says modern economics, are going to be the next big issue where policies can be put to test. Will you allow yourself a gastronomic sense and experience delight when you taste food from different parts of the world?