To me, chocolate was the sole reason we on this earth. ― Esi Edugyan
There are three trips you take to India: the one you think you’re going to have – that you plan for; the one you actually have; and the one you live through once you go back home. ― Erin Reese
Afghanistan 19 August (Independence from United Kingdom control over Afghan foreign affairs in 1919)
Trivia: Afghanistan’s national sport Buzkashi, or ‘Goat-Grabbing’ as it is also known, is considered to be one of the most hectic and dangerous sports in the world.
Hungary 20 August (St. Stephen's day)
Trivia: Inventions by Hungarians include the noiseless match (by János Irinyi), Rubik’s cube (by Erno Rubik), and the krypton electric bulb (Imre Bródy).
Ukraine 24 August (Independence from the Soviet Union 1991)
Trivia: Ukraine is the largest country in Europe (2nd biggest if counting Russia) and it is called Ukraine not The Ukraine. Read more.....
Uruguay 25 August (Día de la Independencia, declaration of independence from Portugal 1825)
Trivia: In Uruguay there are three cows for every one person.
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Ah, Chocolate! Here presented by 'the queen of chocolate'!
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.
Need somewhere to rest during a busy day in London?
Do you love Paris? Would you like to really know your way around?
Favourite cookery book writer Anneke Manning, opens her BakeClub files.
What's for dinner? Now you kn ow with the help of this expert.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
Love cooking, like trivia?
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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.
Pack your Big Yellow Suitcase ...
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AUSTRALIAN FOOD EVENTS
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.
MUST TASTE THIS
Australia's premier ginger producer now has more reasons to make Aussies smile.
Need a coffee????
This app is now unavailable but you can still stay in touch on the FB page.
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.
TAKE A BREAK
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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....
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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.