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The Oldest Bar in the World Isn’t Where You Think It Is

The Oldest Bar in the World Isn’t Where You Think It Is

Forget all those scenic Irish pubs, all those ancient Crusader pubs, and all those Scandinavian hostelries that might have seen a Viking or two. If you’re one of those travellers who collects superlatives, then you’ll almost certainly want to drink in the oldest bar in […]

What to Eat in Singapore – and Where

What to Eat in Singapore – and Where

Singapore is a foodie paradise, offering everything from brand-name international chefs like Joël Robuchon and Wolfgang Puck to outstanding street food. But it’s also officially the world’s most expensive city. Here’s some ideas on what to eat in Singapore that shouldn’t break the bank. 1: […]

6 Things Only Tourists Do in Amsterdam

6 Things Only Tourists Do in Amsterdam

Headed to Amsterdam? Save yourself from becoming a tourist cliche – unless you’re on a stag night, when you’re doomed – by avoiding these six things only tourists do in Amsterdam. Eat on Damrak Food in Amsterdam is seriously underrated – probably because too many […]

The Street Food Survival Guide

The Street Food Survival Guide

Street food is one of the great joys of any trip to Asia – but brings with it an associated risk of Delhi belly, the sort of thing that can take days out of any holiday. And, no matter how long you spent looking for […]

What to Do – and Eat – in Cornwall

What to Do – and Eat – in Cornwall

Heaving though it is in high season, Cornwall is one of England’s prettiest regions – yes, even on the myriad rainy days. And, if you’re in the UK, it’s worth making time to visit – the Night Riviera Sleeper from London is a luxurious, if […]

10 of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants

10 of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants

Giger Bar, Switzerland Theme restaurants are ten-a-penny, but the Giger Bar, designed by the surrealist H.R. Giger to bring the world of Alien to his home nation, is genuinely a work of art. Slick and elegant, it’s like dining inside the belly of the Alien […]

The Best Restaurants in Makassar, Indonesia

The Best Restaurants in Makassar, Indonesia

This post was last updated in September 2015. Makassar, the port city in South Sulawesi, is famous for its food – it’s a culinary destination for Indonesians from across the archipelago. Whether you’re after coto Makassar or Makassar seafood, it’s hard to know where to […]

Baking to Get Baked

Baking to Get Baked

Bizarrely, the only time I’ve ever been involved in making hash brownies – as opposed to hash browns, a very different thing – was when my grandmother, living with longterm pain, decided for some inexplicable reason that I, alone among her grandchildren, would be able […]

123 Food Experiences To Try Before You Die

123 Food Experiences To Try Before You Die

Eat a dish in the restaurant that invented it Pick food from pots by pointing and hoping Catch a fish and barbecue it Make your own pasta Wander the streets to find the perfect bakery Choose the stinkiest cheese Order pho in Vietnam And Beijing […]

What’s It Like Eating Dog?

What’s It Like Eating Dog?

I have been meaning to get around to eating dog for some time now. I’m fascinated by foods that break cultural taboos, and, as a Briton, eating dog is about as taboo as it gets, but, perhaps because of that, I’ve never quite got around […]