You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?― Julie Murphy, Nutrition Across A Lifetime
Wherever you are, you have to be joyfully alive.― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind
St. Eustatius (Kingdom of the Netherlands) 16 November (the "flag incident" of 1776: the United Provinces (Low Countries) (informally) recognize the independence of the United States)
Trivia: The place of the First Salute to the United States of America. On November 16, 1776 Governor Johannes de Graaff of St. Eustatius returned the salute fire of the visiting American brig Andrew Doria by firing the cannons of Fort Oranje, thus becoming the first international country to acknowledge the independence of the United States.
Latvia 18 November (Declaration of independence from Russia 1918)
Trivia: On September 7th, 2012, the Latvian Drift Association set the world record for most cars doing donuts simultaneously. One hundred and seven automobiles performed the stunt in the Bikernieki Sports Complex, near Riga, Latvia’s capital. I
Oman 18 November (birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman)
Trivia: Coffee is superb in Oman and it is always served with dates. The little cups are never full but you can order many repeats.
Monaco 19 November (the levée of Prince Albert II 2005)
Trivia: The Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. The smallest is Vatican City. Monaco's total area is only two square kilometres (1.24 square miles).
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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.
Washington DC probably has many secrets....
Have you ever wondered what top chefs eat at home - when they are not at work?
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?
Ever wished you could escape to Spain?
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 chocolate is your weakness, this new book will feed your need.
If Thai cookery has always been too difficult...
Learn the tricks of barbecuing from an expert with an endless supply of ideas and tips.
Is Copenhagen big enough to conceal many secrets?
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.
Visit Spain - from your own home!
Lovers of Venetian food will be thrilled with this insiders' guide to the city and its food.
Whether you are a wine expert or just want to be, this book is for you.
If you can't get to Scandinavia - you can at least bake its cakes and breads.
If you are a reader of food blogs, this behind the scenes peep at the real story, will captivate.
Yes, the City of Light has still more secrets to disclose!
Thai Royal Cuisine is now within your reach with these authentic recipes, edited by a descendant of Prince Chakrabongse.
America-bound travellers, take note!
If you'd like a food-loving guide to show you around Paris, Jane is the person to do this.
Want to eat the world? Here 39 cuisines have been explored and explained.
Love cooking, like trivia?
Now you can bake like Phillippa!
Got friends coming for a party - this is the book for you!
The world's greatest maritime explorer - and real person.
Burma is a mystery to many people. Its food is even more obscure.
The biggest and most beautiful book of Italian food.
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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!
Liz Swanton discovers a magical Maori massage in the Bay of Islands.
There's a new Executive Chef in Sydney.
Walking with elephants in Thailand.
Find interesting accommodation in the UK.
This is one crooked compass you will be glad to travel with.
Perth - the world's most remote capital which has everything - dolphins included!
Austria's magical food mix.
Christchurch's cafes are being reborn.
Margaret River gearing up doe another great event in 2015
Pedal-power in Leederville, WA.
Master the making of Basque food.
Take a break at Takou River and learn how a couple's dream is now for everyone.
Stunning Port Macquarie on the NSW northern coast.
China's rainbow scenery.
Don't turn your screen upside-down!
The resort where you are welcomed by a friendly 'local'.
If you like beer, this could be helpful when you travel.
Pack your Big Yellow Suitcase ...
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AUSTRALIAN FOOD EVENTS
Taste of Melbourne, 12-15 November
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Taste of Tasmania, Hobart, Dec 28, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016
Taste of Sydney, 12-15 March, 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)
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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????
330 of Sydney's BEST cafes in this HUGELY POPULAR iPhone and iPad app!
NOW ALSO available on Android
visit the blog and hear the good news!
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
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 2015 for Britain!
Festivals throughout Australia too in 2015.
Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2015....
Festivals in Korea, 2015
2015 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 .....
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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.
Here is the answer for food and wine lovers travelling around Australia.
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Find out about the (sometimes colourful) past of Australia's first city:
iPhone and iPad App packed with information and pics.
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