Potatoes are one of the last things to disappear, in times of war, which is probably why they should not be forgotten in times of peace.― Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf
As a very young man, I thought of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen. ― Roman Payne
Malaysia 16 September (Malaysia Day, the formation of Malaysia)
Trivia: Malaysia is the only country that includes territory both on the mainland of Southeast Asia and in the islands that stretch between the Asian continental mass and Oceania.
Mexico 16 September (Grito de Dolores, declaration of independence from Spain 1810)
Trivia: A Mexican tamale called the zacahuil is three feet long and weighs about 150 pounds. More...
Papua New Guinea 16 September (Independence from Australia in 1975)
Trivia: PNG is one of the very few places on earth which lie close to the equator where places at higher altitudes experience snowfall.
Chile 18 September (the first Government Junta is created 1810)
Trivia: Chile is the longest country in the world at 2,647 miles (4,620 km), north to south, and extends across 38 degrees of latitude.
Belize 21 September (Independence from the United Kingdom in 1981)
Trivia: Belize has the only Jaguar reserve in the world, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary.
Malta 21 September (Independence Day, independence from the United Kingdom 1964)
Trivia: Calypso Cave is said to be the cave that Homer wrote about in The Odyssey.
Mali 22 September (Independence from the Mali Federation 1960)
Trivia: When Mansa Musa, emperor of the Malian Empire in the early 1300s, made his Mecca pilgrimage, he made Mali famous by bringing with him 12,000 slaves, 60,000 men, 80 camels that each carried between 50 and 30 pounds of gold, and building a mosque every Friday during his journey.
Saudi Arabia 23 September (unification of the kingdoms Nejd and Hejaz 1932)
Trivia: Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.
Cambodia September 24, Monarchy restored (1993.
Trivia: The Cambodian flag is the only national flag that has an image of a building – the Angkor Wat.
Guinea-Bissau 24 September (Declaration of independence from Portugal 1973)
Trivia: Gumbe’ is the most popular form of music in Guinea-Bissau. The genre of music is derived from the country's folk singing tradition.
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Find out what Edinburgh has been hiding.
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Favourite cookery book writer Anneke Manning, opens her BakeClub files.
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Is there such a thing as a quiet spot in Los Angeles?
If you love food and travel equally, this new novel might satisfy your hunger.
If you think you know Australia well, you need to see this book and realise there is still more.
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Have you been to Berlin? This book will make you want to visit.
Something for every day of the year from famous writers and speakers through the ages.
Now you can cook all your favourite foods from Japan's capital.
Here's a book with double value.
India has some of the best vegatarian dishes in the world.
Chef-farmer Matthew Evans helps us through hot weather cooking.
Could this be the el Bulli of Australia?
Spend some time with Australia's 'Queen of Nyona'.
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Hate waste? Want to feed your family healthily?
Frustrated by a fridge full of leftovers? Don't know what to do with them?
It's not often a Michelin-starred chef shares his favourite home-style recipes.
Attention! All those who thought they would never cook Japanese food at home!
How to eat like an Italian!
Lovers of Middle Eastern food will devour this book - and its wonderful recipes.
Too old to colour-in? Not with this delightful book.
Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton would like to assist you in your kitchen...
Outback food from a Masterchef contestant.
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Lovers of food and beer, need to see this latest book from Ross Dobson.
Perfect for summer. Hartsyard shares its secrets.
Aimed at the food industry, but also valuable for home cooks, this tongue-in-cheek book might make you think.
One of the delights of travel is eating on the street.
One family of foods can help you eat your way to health!
Heart-shaped Tasmania is all about good food.
How big is your garden? Even a tiny courtyard is big enough to add to your menu.
The best of the best. Iconic cookery teacher Gretta Anna's recipes with her son Martin Teplitzky.
Food is art - and here, a master chef marries Italian cuisine and painting.
For those who love the world and its beauty and want a REAL life.....
Fancy some fishing - with a chef and TV celebrity and two other seafood experts?
Heading for Hong Kong? Take this book (and an appetite) with you!
Explore 19 areas and discover Tokyo's best food and shopping.
Everyone's favourite grandmother and cook, as known by her grand-daughter, Kate Gibbs....
Now you can create your own home patisserie.
Does Australia have the world's best beaches?
Join five women for a weekly meal in Umbria, Italy - simple, but so much more.
You probably know of Rick Stein from his TV and cookbook fame, as well as his restaurants...
Put the Taste of Australia into your meals with Lyndey Milan's latest book.
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Emirates has been named the best airline in the world at the annual World Airline Awards held by Skytrax at the Farnborough International Air Show in Hampshire.
Head to the mountains for Christmas in winter.
(PS: his name is Derek!)
Heading south from Sydney? Stop at East Hotel in Canberra.
Discover a cooler side to Malaysia.
So you thought throwing the wedding bouquet was strange....
Walk on the quiet side in Japan.
Check out the top whale-watching places in Australia.
Here are FIFTY of the world's friendliest faces.
A bay named for a predator? A 400-year-old plate? Aliens? What sort of place is this?
The lovely Hunter Valley, NSW, has something for everyone.
Take an 'international trip' but stay in Sydney!
Perth - the world's most remote capital which has everything - dolphins included!
If you like beer, this could be helpful when you travel.
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The Truffle Festival, June to August, Canberra region, ACT.
Sweet relief for time-poor winter pudding lovers.
Anyone want a slice of Granny's currant pie?
Joe's Bar at East Hotel in Canberra is worth checking out.
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Australia's premier ginger producer now has more reasons to make Aussies smile.
Need a coffee????
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Top chef has found a new Abode at ParkRoyal Darling Harbour.
Lot 1 near Wynyard, this one is worth knowing about too.
Woollahra's BUZO has evolved.
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...and not just with carrying your purchases!
A food and wine tour in one of France's most beautiful regions.
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