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He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. – Jonathan Swift

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I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to--and that is what adventures are all about.”―Trina Schart Hyman, Self Portrait, Trina Schart Hyman

 


 

National days.....

 

Iceland 17 June (National Day, founding of republic and dissolution of personal union with Kingdom of Denmark 1944)

Dining in Iceland...

Trivia: Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland. More....

 


 

Seychelles 18 June (National Day)

Cuisine of the Seychelles....

Trivia: The coco de mer, native to the islands, produces the largest seed in the world. The distinctly shaped nut can weigh up to 15 kilograms. 

 

 

Greenland (Denmark21 June (Longest Day of the Year) (The National Day was introduced in 1983 as one of the Home Rule's traditions and is thus one of several expressions of national identity, which is also reflected in the flag, clothing, national anthem and language)

On the Greenland menu....

Trivia: Scientists have estimated that the Greenland ice sheet is between 400,000 and 800,000 years old.

 


 

Luxembourg 23 June (the Monarch's birthday)

Dining in Luxembourg....

Trivia: Luxembourg is the only remaining grand duchy in the world.

 


 

Mozambique 25 June (Independence from Portugal 1975)

Food in Mozambique....

Trivia: Maputo is the capital of Mozambique is also called the 'City of Acacias'. 

 


 

Croatia 25 June (Statehood Day, declaration of independence from Yugoslavia 1991)

On the Croatian table...

Trivia: Croatians have more than 500 Christmas carols.

 


 

Slovenia 25 June ((Statehood Day), declaration of independence from Yugoslavia 1991)

On the menu in Slovenia.....

Trivia: The famed Lipizzaner horses, which many people associate with Spain or Austria, actually originate from the village of Lipica in Slovenia.

 


 

Madagascar 26 June (Independence from France 1960)

Dining in Madagascar...

Trivia: Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island.

 

 

Djibouti 27 June (Independence from France 1977)

On the table in Djibouti...

Trivia: Lac Assal is saltier than the famous Dead Sea.

 


 

UkraineJune 28 (1996). 

Dining in Ukraine....

Trivia: Ukrainian breads, often served with mayonnaise, are part of every meal of the day.

 


 

See all National Days for JUNE

 


 

Food related events....

 US food festivals in JUNE 2017

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Food festivals WORLDWIDE in  JUNE

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Food related events on this date in history!

 


 

Food history

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 SMART TRAVELLING

 

How SAFE is my destination?

Australian travellers can find out here......

 



Australian travellers - do you need a visa?

Check the visa requirements by country...

Read more....

 


Packing tips

What you may and may not be allowed to carry onboard an aircraft, or pack in checked baggage.

Find out here....

 


Will you need an umbrella?

 

What will the weather be like where you are going?

Or where you are right now?

Find out here...


 

Check the TIME

Don't miss that flight! Never be late again when travelling.

Use the world clock to find out the local time....

 


 

WORLD CURRENCIES

Which currency will you need in the countries you plan to visit.

See them all here...

&

Check out the current exchange rate..... 

 


Airport codes

Baffled by those codes on your intinerary? Don't know where you will be landing?

Check this site....


 

Drivers! You need to know this about drinking and driving overseas.

Learn more...


 

HELP!

How to get urgent assistance  when you need it!

World emergency numbers....

 


 

Have you had your travel shots?

Make sure you are covered for serious diseases in other countries....

 

 

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Just wish you could sleep comfortably on a plane?

Maybe now you can....

 

 


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This may be more the 'food of later in the century' but we are told they are on their way!

Are you brave enough to try them?

 


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It's a New Year on the Chinese calendar.  Here are some fun Chinese sayings.......

........about food!

 

 

 

Want to cruise a French canal but...

 ....without the responsibility of being skipper? 


 

 

books

.............and Apps and DVDs


 

Now you can cook meals like a cafe-chef pro. All day every day!

Read more...

 


 

Lucio does it again with co-author David Dale as this time they explore the coast of three countries.

Find out more....

 


 

For those keen to know about the food of the Adriatic Coast, this is the ideal book.

See more here.....

 


 

Reprinted 2017

Don't think you know enough French to travel in France?

This book might give you confidence......

 


 

Start planning for Tokyo 2020 Olympics or go earlier.

This guide is what you need....

 


 

Did you think salads were only for summer?

Think again!....

 


 

Always wanted to visit Turkey? You've been, and loved the food?

This book is for you....

 


 

One of Australia's top chefs, shares good and tasty dishes for home cooks.

Read more here...

 


 

It's that 'sweet spot' of the year when some sugary treats are even more welcome.

Sweeten up your life....

 


 

Trivia buffs - this book is for you.

Especially if you love to travel...

 


Just in time for the holiday season.

Check your favourite wineries....

 


 

Three cities full of secrets.

     

Learn where they are.....

 


 

Take a trip to stylish Amsterdam!

It will be worth the trip....

 


 

The world's BIGGEST bread cookbook.

See for yourself...

 


 

A true story of survival of a family and the cuisine of their homeland.

A must-read....

 


If you love a bit of mystery and wackiness with your travel, this book is for you.

Find out all about it....

 


 

There is much more to Rio de Janeiro than meets the eye.

Discover its secrets....

 


 

Do you need some travel ideas? Here are 1001 historic sites to visit.

Start planning now...

 


 

Ah, Chocolate! Here presented by 'the queen of chocolate'!

Find out more....

 


 

If you always thought cooking Indian was too difficult....

... think again and see how easy it can be.

 


 

Find out what Edinburgh has been hiding.

Read more here.....

 


 

Need somewhere to rest during a busy day in London?

Here are about a hundred ideas....

 


 

Do you love Paris? Would you like to really know your way around?

This book will show you how...

 


 

Favourite cookery book writer Anneke Manning, opens her BakeClub files.

See what she is sharing...

 


 

What's for dinner? Now you kn ow with the help of this expert.

Nadia's book has the answers....

 


 

Is there such a thing as a quiet spot in Los Angeles?

This book shares 120 of them....

 


 

If you love food and travel equally, this new novel might satisfy your hunger.

Take a look....

 


 

If you think you know Australia well, you need to see this book and realise there is still more.

Read more...

 


 

Sydney has many precincts and now you may explore them.

See what you may have been missing out on....

 


 

Have you been to Berlin? This book will make you want to visit.

Read more....

 


 

Something for every day of the year from famous writers and speakers through the ages.

Read more.....

 


 

Now you can cook all your favourite foods from Japan's capital.

Find out about it...

 


 

Here's a book with double value.

Find out what it is.....

 


 

India has some of the best vegatarian dishes in the world.

Find them in this new book....

 


 

Chef-farmer Matthew Evans helps us through hot weather cooking.

Read more...

 


 

Could this be the el Bulli of Australia?

Find out why.....

 


 

Spend some time with Australia's 'Queen of Nyona'.

Learn her history and Asian cooking secrets....

 


 

Looking for a way to spend your weekends in Australia in 2016? 

Here are 52 suggestions complete with things to do and places to eat....

Read more..

 


 

 

Hate waste? Want to feed your family healthily?

Get preserving....

 


 

Frustrated by a fridge full of leftovers? Don't know what to do with them?

Your worries are over....

 


 

It's not often a Michelin-starred chef shares his favourite home-style recipes.

Get the help of an expert...

 


 

Attention! All those who thought they would never cook Japanese food at home!

A leading chef show you how....

 


 

How to eat like an Italian! 

Fratelli Fresh's Barry McDonald gives the recipes you need....

 


 

Lovers of Middle Eastern food will devour this book - and its wonderful recipes.

Read more...

 


 

Too old to colour-in? Not with this delightful book.

Release your inner child...

 


Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton would like to assist you in your kitchen...

.... that is, his amazing dessert cookbook will.

 


 

Outback food from a Masterchef contestant.

See what the country has to offer....

 


NEW from Lonely Planet

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See more...

 


 

Meatballs for everyone - from the Meatball and Wine Bar.

Read about them...

 


 

Lovers of food and beer, need to see this latest book from Ross Dobson.

Find out more.....

 


 

Perfect for summer. Hartsyard shares its secrets.

Learn them all....


 

Aimed at the food industry, but also valuable for home cooks, this tongue-in-cheek book might make you think.

Read more...

 


 

One of the delights of travel is eating on the street.

This book helps you cook the food at home too...

 


 

One family of foods can help you eat your way to health!

Find out how....

 


 

Heart-shaped Tasmania is all about good food.

Find out who is making it even better ........

 


 

How big is your garden? Even a tiny courtyard is big enough to add to your menu.

Find out how....

 


 

The best of the best. Iconic cookery teacher Gretta Anna's recipes with her son Martin Teplitzky.

See it here....

 


 

Food is art - and here, a master chef  marries Italian cuisine and painting.

Find out more about a truly beautiful book ...

 


For those who love the world and its beauty and want a REAL life.....

.....this is the book for you.

 


 

Fancy some fishing - with a chef and TV celebrity and two other seafood experts?

Go fishing (and cooking) with these there....

 


 

Heading for Hong Kong? Take this book (and an appetite) with you!

Read all about it.....

 


Explore 19 areas and discover Tokyo's best food and shopping.

Read more....

 


 

Everyone's favourite grandmother and cook, as known by her grand-daughter, Kate Gibbs....

....sharing her recipes for life , and for the kitchen

 


 

Now you can create your own home patisserie.

A top French patissier shows how....

 


 

Does Australia have the world's best beaches?

Find out where Australia's best ones are....


 

Join five women for a weekly meal in Umbria, Italy - simple, but so much more.

Find out about this beautiful book... 

 


You probably know of Rick Stein from his TV and cookbook fame, as well as his restaurants...

..but now you can get to know him from his memoir

 


Put the Taste of Australia into your meals with Lyndey Milan's latest book.

Read more....

 


Love cooking, like trivia?

This book is for you!

 

 

 

 

 

World's top 25 food destinations

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, invites you on a culinary adventure to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters!

From the freshest sushi in Tokyo, to the legendary steak of Buenos Aires, waffles in Brussels and tasty Spanish tapas to the mouth-watering fusion of cuisines and cultures in Malaysia, there really is something for everyone.

To find the top 25 cities, Booking.com looked at destinations that had the most endorsements for 'food' by global travellers using the site throughout 2016. A destination needed to have over 300 endorsements or more for 'food' to be considered.

So, now you can take a gastronomic journey around the world and visit the top 25 destinations endorsed for food, enjoy great stays and be sure to stop by the top foodie neighbourhood in each destination.

Be inspired with a round-up of the best local foods on offer – the perfect way to complete your foodie bucket list!

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1. Hong Kong

Taking the top spot is Hong Kong, famous for its vibrant urban centre, skyscraper-studded skyline and of course the variety of foods on offer. Travellers will be in awe of the variety of dishes available, we recommend having a taste of dim sum, kau kee beef brisket, wonton noodles and poon choi (Chinese casserole). During your travels make sure you fully explore Hong Kong Island as Booking.com travellers endorsed this as the top neighbourhood in Hong Kong for food. The top nationalities that travelled to Hong Kong in 2016 were Korean, British and Taiwanese.

Where to stay: Sitting atop the prestigious Pacific Place Complex is the stunning JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, which boasts direct access to the Pacific Place Shopping Mall, an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with mountainous views, Hong Kong City views or overlooking the Victoria Harbour. Dine at the award-winning Man Ho Restaurant which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine, or the Flint Grill & Bar, JW Café, Dolce 88 or the Fish Bar which serves the fresh catch of the day.

 

 

2. Sao Paulo, Brazil

The city of Sao Paulo is a world-renowned foodie haven, from smart bistros to gourmet restaurants, there is something for everyone. Sample the nation’s signature dish, the Brazilian feijoada (black bean and meat stew) and take a trip through Itaim Bibi, which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Sao Paulo by Booking.com travellers. 

The top nationalities that travelled to Sao Paulo in 2016 were Argentinian, American and Chilean. 

Where to stayHotel Unique boasts contemporary cuisine at the Skye Restaurant and bar, which is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Sao Paulo, not only with incredible food but outstanding views of the vibrant city. 

 



3. Tokyo, Japan

The fusion of ultramodern meets traditional is widely regarded as Tokyo’s focal point; take in the neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples and sample the nation’s diverse offering of foods. Its top restaurants have accrued more Michelin stars than both Paris and New York combined and its signature cuisine of sushi continues to take the world by storm. Be sure to visit Chiyoda Ward, which was endorsed by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Tokyo. The top nationalities that travelled to Tokyo in 2016 were Chinese, Taiwanese and American. 

Where to stay: With nine restaurants to choose from the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is a culinary delight. The jewel in their crown is the Michelin starred Tapas Molecular Bar. An intimate dining experience with only eight seats, this exclusive experience celebrates the art of innovative molecular cuisine with bite sized dishes in the traditional sushi bar, right before your eyes.

 

 


 

 
4. Athens, Greece
 

Discover Greece’s culinary revolution of Athens’ street food and stop by Plaka, which was voted the top foodie neighbourhood in Athens by Booking.com travellers. Be sure to sample the capital’s signature dishes, Souvlaki (grilled meat and vegetable skewers) and Koulouri (tasty sesame bread rings).

The top nationalities that travelled to Athens in 2016 were French, British and Italian. 

Where to stay: Housed in a neoclassical building is the beautiful Alice Inn; centrally located in the heart of Plaka, guests can take a short stroll to the Syntagma Square where they can find an array of restaurants, bars and cafes. Wake up to daily fresh breakfasts, or prepare your own meal in the common kitchen, while basking in the sunshine on the ground-floor terrace.

 


 

5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is best known for its modern skylines, glass and steel-clad skyscrapers, sandy white beaches, lush rainforests and colourful food-stall-lined streets. Travellers will love the fusion of contemporary meets traditional and the beautiful mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultures and cuisines. Booking.com travellers have endorsed Mid Valley as the top foodie neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur. The top nationalities that travelled to Kuala Lumpur in 2016 were Singaporean, Saudi Arabian and Chinese. 

Where to stay: Experience world-class service at The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur, located in Mid Valley and boasting elegant accommodation, infinity pool, fitness centre and stunning city views. Guests will be spoilt for choice from the hearty buffet breakfast served at The Spread, or opt for fine-dining at Sage featuring an open kitchen, or try a refreshing cocktail (or two) at the lobby and pool bars. 

 


 

6. Melbourne, Australia

Known for its gorgeous beaches, sun-kissed city centre and vibrant bars and restaurants along the Yarra River, Melbourne is the place to be. Embrace the true Aussie lifestyle and tuck into delicious barbeque dishes with friends and family while watching the timeless sunsets pass by. Take a trip to South Yarra which was endorsed as the top foodie neighbourhood in Melbourne by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Melbourne in 2016 were Chinese, Kiwi and British. 

Where to stay: The boutique hotel of Art Series - The Olsen is located in the heart of South Yarra on Chapel Street, which is just a few minutes’ walk from an array of dining venues, entertainment hotspots and shopping centres. Take a dip in the hotel’s unique glass bottom swimming pool, relax in the day spa and then round off your evening with a delicious dinner at the contemporary onsite restaurant and bar.

 


7. Bangkok, Thailand

Go on an adventure and sample the exotic street food stalls of Bangkok. Take a culinary exploration and try the capitals signature dishes of chicken satay, sukiyaki (sliced beef soup), khao gang (curried rice) or gai yang (grilled chicken). Along your travels make sure to take a trip to Siam, which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Bangkok by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Bangkok in 2016 were Chinese, British and German. 

Where to stay: Travel like a local and stay at the cosy Villa Mungkala guest house in Siam, offering beautiful views from the terrace, free bicycle hire to explore the surrounding areas and private bathrooms. Ideally located, guests can take a short walk to the Temple of the Golden Mount and Khao San Road, where an array of nightlife hotspots, bars, music and dining venues can be found. Be sure to check out Max’s Magical Thai Food, Susie Wong’s Beer and Buns and Brick Bar.

 


 

8. Granada, Spain

For any foodie fan, a trip to Granada is a must. Sample the city’s staple dishes of piononos (small sweet pastries glazed with syrup and filled with cream) or try the olla de san antón (a typical stew containing beans, rice and sausage) or jamón de trevelez (ham that is cured naturally). During your stay make sure you pass through Centro which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Granada by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Granada in 2016 were French, Italian and British. 

Where to stay: Located just outside Alhambra’s ancient walls is the exquisite Alhambra Palace; in the neighbourhood of Centro offering spectacular views over the city of Granada. Relax in stylish rooms with Moorish-inspired décor and dine at the a la carte restaurant serving the very best of Andalusian food. 

 


 

9. Las Vegas, USA

Arguably one of the most famous, if not the most famous party hotspot in the world, Las Vegas has a lot more to offer than vibrant nightclubs and 24 hour casinos. The boulevard is home to the widest choice of restaurants and cuisines, from swanky rooftop bars, to lavish restaurants, to intimate and budget diners; Sin City has it all. Booking.com travellers endorsed West of the Las Vegas Strip as the top foodie neighbourhood in Las Vegas. The top nationalities that travelled to Las Vegas in 2016 were British, Chinese and German. 

Where to stay: Stay in the West of the Las Vegas Strip at the South Pacific themed Tahiti All-Suite Resort, boasting an outdoor swimming pool with a sand bottom. The poolside features barbecue grills so you can sit back and enjoy something delicious off the grill surrounded by tropical gardens.

 


 

10. Buenos Aires, Argentina

A trip to Argentina is the perfect opportunity to indulge your senses, from the sight of the stunning mountainous views to the taste of the mouth-watering foods. Treat yourself to the country’s legendary steak and the dulce de leche sweet treats. During your travels, pass through Palermo which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Argentina by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Buenos Aires in 2016 were Brazilian, Chinese and Korean. 

Where to stay: The stylish Soho Point apartments are located in the trendy neighbourhood of Palermo, with the Serrano Square just a short walk away. Offering a range of fashionable dining venues, open-aired cafes and bars.

 


Complete your foodie bucket list adventure

Why not take a trip to the next fifteen destinations that were also endorsed by Booking.com travellers for delicious food? Be inspired by local insights, tastes and some of the top local, signature dishes to sample during your travels.

11. Singapore

Best known for its tropical climate and multicultural population, Singapore has it all. From ancient temples and holy sites, lush rainforests, sandy white beaches and a rich fusion of cultural cuisines. 

Combining dishes from Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indonesian influences, even the fussiest of eaters will be satisfied. During your trip check out the Orchard, which was endorsed by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Singapore. The top nationalities that travelled to Singapore in 2016 were Indonesian, Chinese and Australian. 

 


 

12. Warsaw, Poland

The sprawling city of Warsaw is best known for its varied architecture that reflects the city’s history from Gothic churches to modern skyscrapers. At the heart of the city is the Market Square with open air cafes and bustling food stalls. 

Along the way, stop by Wola which was endorsed by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Warsaw. The top nationalities that travelled to Warsaw in 2016 were British, German and Belarusian.

 


 

13. Porto, Portugal

This coastal city is known for its port wine production, medieval Ribeira district, cobble-stoned streets and historic merchants’ houses and cafes. 

With the Douro vineyards in the east and the Trás-os-Montes producing the best smoked meats and tangy cheese, Porto has a lot on its plate to offer. Take a trip to Boavista which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Porto by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Porto in 2016 were Spanish, French and German. 

 


 

14. Valencia, Spain

Known for its warm and sunny climate, beautiful Blue Flag beaches and futuristic structures Valencia has a lot to offer. Sip a fruity sangria in one of the many bars along the promenades and tuck into some signature tasty tapas dishes. 

During your travels stop by Ciutat Vella which was endorsed by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Valencia. The top nationalities that travelled to Valencia in 2016 were Italian, Dutch and British. 

 


 

15. Florence, Italy

Italy’s twenty regions all serve their distinct take on Italian cuisine, but our top dishes to try from Florence include schiacciata (a flat bread drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with salt), pappardelle with cinghiale (pasta cooked in a wild boar sauce) and for those adventurous foodies you must try lampredotto (cow’s stomach), which is typically served in a crusty bread roll and meaty broth. 

During your travels, be sure to take a trip to Centro Storico, which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Florence by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Florence in 2016 were French, British and Spanish. 

 


 

16. Milan, Italy

One of the fashion capitals of the world, the top nationalities that travelled to Milan in 2016 were French, German and British. 

Although travellers should not forget the tasty food on offer too; and make sure you check out Centro Storico, which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood by Booking.com travellers, and taste some iconic dishes such as the risotto alla milanese or the cassoeula. 

Milan is also known for high-end restaurants and shops, fashion, design and famous architecture such as the Gothic Duomo de Milano. 

 


 

17. Sydney, Australia

Best known for its harbour-front Sydney Opera House, the arched Harbour Bridge and the esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney has a lot to offer! This bustling city is home to countless dining venues, trendy bars and nightlife hotspots, however the country does have some traditional dishes for the more adventurous traveller. 

Are you brave enough to try a witchetty grub (a large, white, wood-eating larvae)? If not, make sure you stop by the Central Business District which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Sydney by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Sydney in 2016 were Chinese, British and Kiwi. 

 


 

18. Krakow, Poland

Known for indulging in red meat, cheese and potatoes; what’s not to love about eating like the locals in Krakow? 

We recommend trying the country’s signature dish of placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes), rosół(chicken soup) and bigos (a traditional meat stew). Make sure you pass through Stare Miasto which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Krakow by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Krakow in 2016 were British, Ukrainian and German. 

 


 

19. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a culinary delight, from the hustle and bustle of the street food markets to extravagant fine-dining restaurants, there is something for everyone. Be sure to sample the humble simit (Turkey’s version of the American bagel), which is freshly baked, molasses-dipped and sesame-crusted dough. Also try lahmacun (often referred to by tourists as the Turkish pizza) this simple dough based meal is topped with minced meat, red onions and red peppers. 

Be sure to see the sights of Old City Sultanahmet which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Istanbul by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Istanbul in 2016 were Saudi Arabian, German and British. 

 


 

20. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon offers a wide range of culinary delights and is known for its fresh ingredients from the mountains in the north to the rolling hills and plains of the south. 

The picturesque and coastal city of Lisbon is widely known for its pretty beaches, pastel-coloured buildings, world heritage sites and medieval castles. 

Be sure to visit Baiza, which is the top foodie neighbourhood in Lisbon as voted for by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Lisbon in 2016 were French, Spanish and German.

 


 

21. Munich, Germany

Home to century-old buildings and museums, Munich is widely known for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations and beer halls. 

Make sure you sample Bavarian beer, bagels with sausages, apfelstrudel and sauerkraut. Along your travels stop by Maxvorstadt which was voted the top foodie neighbourhood in Munich by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Munich in 2016 were Italian, Austrian and Swiss.

 


 

22. Copenhagen, Denmark

Embrace the Danish way and sample smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), the trend of recycled food (food-waste supermarkets) and the tasty hindbærsnitter (raspberry shortcrust pastry bars). Stop by Vesterbro as this was voted by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Copenhagen. The top nationalities that travelled to Copenhagen in 2016 were British, Swedish and German. 

 

The colourful and trendy city of Copenhagen is best known for its friendly locals, brightly painted houses, cobblestoned streets, craft studios and candlelit cafes. Often considered the happiest city on Earth, Copenhagen does not disappoint when it comes to food. 

 


 

23. Seville, Spain

Famous for its flamenco dancing, the Alcázar castle, 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring and the Gothic Seville Cathedral, Seville has a lot to offer. Spain is famous for its tasty tapas dishes and fruity Sangria drink, however Seville also has a few signature dishes of its own. 

Try the tasty sweet treat torrijas and the melt-in-your-mouth pork dish, secreto iberico. Along your travels, take a trip to Casco Antiguo which was voted by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Seville. The top nationalities that travelled to Seville in 2016 were French, Italian and British. 

 


 

24. Brussels, Belgium

For any foodie, a city escape to Brussels is a must, where you can try the nation’s staple sweet treats of waffles and chocolates and of course the famous Belgian beer! However there is far more to this nation’s cuisine than its famous guilty pleasures. 

However there is far more to this nation’s cuisine than its famous guilty pleasures. Treat your taste buds to stoverij, a beef casserole cooked with beer, or try the creamy fish stew of waterzooi. During your travels to Belgium, make sure you stop by Oudergem which was voted by Booking.com travellers as the top foodie neighbourhood in Brussels. The top nationalities that travelled to Brussels in 2016 were French, British and Dutch. 

 


 

25. Rome, Italy

This sprawling cosmopolitan city is globally known for its ancient ruins, influential art, architecture and museums. During your travels make sure you try the city’s signature dishes of pizza Bianca, carbonara and homemade gelato. 

Also, check out Aventino Piramide which was voted as the top foodie neighbourhood in Rome by Booking.com travellers. The top nationalities that travelled to Rome in 2016 were British, French and Spanish. 

 


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Why does dining on an island always seem so much better?

Meet some of the best places to test this theory....

 


 

FIFTY places and foods you may (or may not!) recognise.

TEST yourself....

 


 

The world's BIGGEST war memorial. HINT: it's in Australia.

Find out why and how....

 


 

Meet the courageous Japanese city that is embracing the future.

Learn where it is....

 


 

The Blue Mountains have much to offer - summer or winter.

Check out the history too...

 


 

A cruise around south-east Asia uncovers some fascinating secrets.

Find out where...

 



 

So you thought throwing the wedding bouquet was strange....

See what happens in other countries!

 


 

If you like beer, this could be helpful when you travel.

Useful phrases....

 


Pack your Big Yellow Suitcase ...

... find out where you can take it!

 


 



 

 

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AUSTRALIAN FOOD EVENTS 2017

The Truffle Festival, Canberra Region, June-August, 2017

Fine Food Australia 2017, Sydney, 11-14 September

 


RECIPE TIME

Something a little different, but very popular in Wales.

See the recipe.....

 


 
On all the tables in Georgia (not the US one) and easy to make.
 
 
 

 

 MUST TASTE THIS

If you love figs, mixing drinks, and  experimenting with new flavours, you have to try this NEW fig liqueur.

See more.....

 


 

Have you heard of oyster leaves?

Here they are.....

 


 

You mean they can make this from bananas?

Read more...

 


 

Design your own chocolates. It's not difficult.

Find out more....

 


 

A fruity beer? This Australian company likes a challenge.

Take a look...

 


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Top chef has found a new Abode at ParkRoyal Darling Harbour.

Food you have to taste...

 



 

Lot 1 near Wynyard, this one is worth knowing about too.

Find out more....

 



 

Woollahra's BUZO has evolved.

Find out about the Evolution menu....

 

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TAKE A BREAK

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Find out what US food events are on in

JUNE 2017

and what is coming up WORLDWIDE

 


 

Go glamping in Queensland - luxury in the rainforest.

The best of both worlds...

 


 

food and wine tour in one of France's most beautiful regions.

Learn more about it...

 


 

Meet Derek the wombat. What could be cuter?

Find him in Tasmania....

 


 

Add some craic to your Christmas!

To be sure, you'll love it....

 


 

Take a walk in Japan and feel refreshed.

See more...

 


 

A year of fabulous food festivals in 2017 for Britain!

Find out when and where....

 


 

Festivals throughout Australia too in 2017.

Check these out...

 


 

Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2017....

...what's on?

 


Festivals in Korea, 2017

Here they are....

 


 

2017 Malaysia's Year of Festivals....

Find out when and where...

 


What's happening in Rome this month....

Check it out here...

 


 

Ever dreamed of having your own place in France.

This may make it easier....

 


Now you can travel and pick up some artistic skills - and enjoy Italian cuisine.

...find out where

 


 

Looking for a way to spend your weekends in Australia this year? 

Here are 52 suggestions complete with things to do and places to eat....

Read more..

 

 

 


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Sally, and Gordon Hammond also operate the Australian Regional Food Guide Web site. This comprehensive directory is a great resource for everything that is happening in the regional food scene in Australia. Make sure you visit and bookmark this site. Please Follow on Twitter or Like on Facebook.