Aug 8, 2016

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A foodie’s guide to the Costa Blanca...

A foodie’s guide to the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca may be one of the most popular Spanish destinations with holidaymakers and expats, but don’t be fooled into thinking its food scene is all packed tourist traps serving forgettable tapas and familiar British fare, writes Lucy Douglas. The bountiful larders of the Med and fertile farmlands rich with fruit, rice and vegetables provide the fresh ingredients for quality rustic dishes and innovative fine dining alike. At the northern tip of the Costa Blanca, Denía leads...

Nov 5, 2014

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Jerk, crab and bubble ‘n’ squeak: Introducing Caribbean cuisine...

Jerk, crab and bubble ‘n’ squeak: Introducing Caribbean cuisine

Think of Caribbean food and you might get a picture of Levi Roots with a bottle of Reggae Reggae sauce in one hand and a rum punch in another, but a colourful history and an abundance of exotic produce mean there’s much more to the islands’ cuisine than that, writes Judith Baker. The tropical climate yields an abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables from starfruit to papayas, breadfruit, callalloo and cassava, as well as more familiar mangoes, coconuts and...

Oct 14, 2014

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Hot stuff! Nine of Britain’s best curry restaurants...

Hot stuff! Nine of Britain’s best curry restaurants

As a Brummie girl, I was weaned on balti curry, writes Bernadette John. Nights out in Birmingham, a city with one of the largest British Asian populations in the UK, would end up with everyone piling into a balti house for a no-frills spice hit. Curry joints in Birmingham stay open until the sun rises, serving the richly flavoured stews in their cooking pots, scooped up by hand with naan bread. And you can still find the authentic touch...

May 23, 2014

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Home comforts: Culinary delights from Wales...

Home comforts: Culinary delights from Wales

For many people, a holiday or weekend break is the perfect opportunity to try new cuisines and delicacies. Be it the fragrant street food of Thailand, light and tasty tapas with a glass of San Miguel beer in Spain or an authentic gelato while taking in the sights of Italy, stimulating the taste buds while visiting somewhere new is a holiday highlight. But you don’t have to venture overseas to enjoy a range of culinary treats. There are plenty...

Jun 6, 2013

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Insider guide: Eat out in London for less...

Insider guide: Eat out in London for less

Visiting a big city such as London is always an exciting adventure, and when it comes to eating out, the UK’s capital is world renowned for its quality and choice. In fact, once you have you have found your hotel, the problem on a trip to the city is usually choosing a place to eat, not finding one. So, to help you on your next stay in the city, we asked some London food bloggers to recommend their...