A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...

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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

In the heart of Zagreb, residents weave in and out of stalls, jostling for position as they pick up a day’s supply of locally grown veggies, freshly baked pastries, meats and cheeses at the historic Dolac Market. As part of our Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and...

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The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

As you exit the subway in Ningyocho, a town once home to doll makers and puppeteers, the smell of something sweet lures you to the shop next door. This is Itakuraya. A bakery whose doors opened in 1907, has been family-run ever since, and over the years has earned a...

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Where to get the best street food in Paris

Where to get the best street food in Paris

Indulgent Paris may be best known as a gourmet, fine-dining, candlelit romantic dinners kinda place (also, coffee + cigarettes as a meal), but that doesen’t mean the city can’t do a mean food truck lunch, too. Here are five of our favourite places in the city for getting excellent street-style...

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Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Australia may be a distant land but that doesn’t mean the taste and flavours of the world are lost on route to Sydney. In fact, what can be served up on your plate can take you to destinations all over, especially from neighbouring Asia. From the spices of Malaysia to...

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What to eat on Crete besides meat: Why the island is a vegetarian’s paradise

What to eat on Crete besides meat: Why the island is a vegetarian’s paradise

It’s been news for years now: the scientific community has declared the Cretan diet as the basis of what is more commonly known now as the “Mediterranean diet” — the healthiest diet in the world. In their research, nutritionists and other professionals analysed the reasons for the longevity of Cretans,...

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Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

“Look at this, look at this.” Baptiste, a Parisian fromager shows me a page in an open book. “That’s what they ate in the 1980s.” The picture shows some quite mature camembert, so mature that the cheese has turned yellow and looks more like an old cookie than the kind...

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Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

Ketchup, cheese and liberty: The legend of Poland’s zapiekanka

The zapiekanka (a long, open-faced sandwich) was a beloved piece of my childhood. But not only mine — it was a miracle treat for a whole generation of Polish children who discovered it at the end of ‘80s (and who still buy one from time to time for sentimental reasons)....

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This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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How to do Korean barbecue

How to do Korean barbecue

We asked Jamie, our local guide at Seoul Urban Adventures, how to properly experience Korean barbecue, from picking your meat to wrapping your ssam. For me, as a Korean, going out for Korean barbecue is easy-breezy — but if you are trying it for the first time, you might need...

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