The best way to know a city is to eat it.― Scott Westerfeld, Afterworlds
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.― Matsuo Bashō
Eritrea 24 May (Eritrean independence from Ethiopia 1993)
Trivia: Eritrea's capital city Asmara is also called the "Italy's African City" or "New Rome". This, due to the distinctive Italian touch it exudes. More facts....
Bermuda 24 May (Originally Queen Victoria's birthday; now "Bermuda Day" to celebrate the islands' heritage and culture)
Trivia: The typical breakfast in Bermuda is codfish and potatoes. More facts...
Jordan 25 May (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1946)
Trivia: The Jordanians believe that praising children excessively can invite bad luck and is generally avoided. More facts...
Georgia 26 May (Day of First Republic, declaration of independence from Russia 1918)
Trivia: Georgia is considered the birthplace of the wine. On the territory of present-day Georgia found the oldest remains of wine jugs and vines. Georgian wine is just awesome. Be sure to try it. Georgians are proud of their wine. More facts...
Armenia 28 May (Republic Day, independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic 1918)
Trivia: The first church in the world, Holy Etchimiadzin was built in the world back in the early 4th century. More...
Ethiopia 28 May (Downfall of the Derg Day, the Derg regime is defeated 1991)
Trivia: Coffee was first discovered by a goat herder in the Kaffa region. He noticed his goats pacing restlessly after eating the coffee plant. More....
Nepal 28 May (Nepal a federal republic 2008, earlier the king's birthday)
Trivia: Nepal is home to one of the few places on earth where you can see both the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros. More...
Azerbaijan 28 May (Republic Day, independence from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic 1918)
Trivia: The first known fireplace and construction in human history, dating from 700,000 to 500,000 years ago, was discovered in Azikh Cave, the largest cave in Azerbaijan. More.....
Food related events....
Strangest US food festivals in 2016
Food festivals around the world in MAY....
See where we have been...
Australian travellers - do you need a visa?
.............and Apps and DVDs
If you think you know Australia well, you need to see this book and realise there is still more.
Sydney has many precincts and now you may explore them.
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'.
Looking for a way to spend your weekends in Australia in 2016?
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.
NEW from Lonely Planet
Meatballs for everyone - from the Meatball and Wine Bar.
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?
Healthy, beautiful and well-fed?
Heading for Hong Kong? Take this book (and an appetite) with you!
Explore 19 areas and discover Tokyo's best food and shopping.
Find your way around a new country - greet the locals, eat the food...
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.
Adriano Zumbo is king of the A-Z of sweets, desserts and pastries.
If Thai cookery has always been too difficult...
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.
Fresh from the West - chef Sophie Zalokar's delicious recipes using local south-west Western Australian produce.
If you are a reader of food blogs, this behind the scenes peep at the real story, will captivate.
America-bound travellers, take note!
Love cooking, like trivia?
Burma is a mystery to many people. Its food is even more obscure.
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Walk on the quiet side in Japan.
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?
A quarter of a millennium is a long time to be creating spirits.
Which Australian chocolate-maker is a hundred years old this year?
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.
Pack your Big Yellow Suitcase ...
DON'T MISS THESE:
AUSTRALIAN FOOD EVENTS
Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Queensland, 20-22 May, 2016
Foodservice Australia 2016, Sydney, May 22-24, 2016
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Sydney, June 3-5 2016
Bourek is a tasty Middle Eastern dish. But what if you can't find a filling to suit everyone?
Blood oranges are in season and they team beautifully with fennel.
Don't be fooled! This is a giant-sized chocolate truffle.
(recipe and pic courtesy of Sugar Hero)
MUST TASTE THIS
If burrata is not a cheese you know, then do try this Gold medal Sydney-made one.
They're calling it the mayo for the masses - soy, dairy, egg, nut and gluten free.
Need a coffee????
This app is now unavailable but you can still stay in touch on the FB page.
This Italian cheese-maker serves it up at the table....then sells the makings upstairs.
..and then there's Andy, the Irish cherry pie maker on the north coast of NSW...
TAKE A BREAK
Find out what food events are on around the world in MAY
Looking for a way to spend your weekends in Australia in 2016?
A centrally-located luxury Sydney hotel has some deals you may like for the holiday season.
So you want to explore SYDNEY?
A year of fabulous food festivals is ahead in 2016 for Britain!
Festivals throughout Australia too in 2016.
Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2016....
Festivals in Korea, 2016
2016 Malaysia's Year of Festivals....
What's happening in Rome this month....
Ever dreamed of having your own place in France.
SPOIL YOURSELF - TOTAL LUXURY
Tour the world in a luxury private jet .....
Where better to take a French cookery course.....
Taste Miami with someone who knows.
Shopping in Paris is great fun - but you might need some help...
...and not just with carrying your purchases!
A food and wine tour in one of France's most beautiful regions.
Now you can travel and pick up some artistic skills - and enjoy Italian cuisine.
SYDNEY'S LIVING HISTORY
Find out about the (sometimes colourful) past of Australia's first city:
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