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How to explore Japan by train – the cheapest (and most adventurous) way to travel

Travel in the shadow of Japan's new luxury rail route and get more bang for your yen in the little-explored region of western Honshu

Japan

Adam Liaw's eggplant with dengaku miso recipe

The food presenter shares his favourite dishes from the countries he visited for SBS’s Destination Flavour TV series, including this Japanese vegetarian one<p>I love the visual contrast between the light and dark dengaku miso sauces in this simple eggplant dish.<p>These sweet dengaku miso sauces are a …

Eggplant

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

Catania<b>,</b> Sicily<p>If you want a quick resumé of Catania’s character, look no further than the brooding, explosive mountain that looms right over it: Etna. The university city on the east coast, overlooking the Ionian Sea, can be intense, chaotic and beautiful.<p>At its heart is a Unesco-listed old …

20th Century

A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

<b>Strada Napoleonica</b><p>Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for picnicking, hiking, biking (including e-biking) and rock climbing or just picnicking. There are half-a-dozen trails, but the …

How To Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Socca is a popular street food in Nice, France, and is often enjoyed as an appetizer with a glass of crisp rosé. In our own kitchens, this classic …

Recipes

Classic Recipe: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce — Essential Recipes from The Kitchn

When it comes to essentials, like tomato sauce, originality is overrated. Marcella Hazan's classic tomato sauce is famous and adored, and justly so. …

Recipes

10 of the best seafood recipes for summer

Seafood has that incredible ability to transport us to the coast – even if we’re miles away from the shore. Take a look at our favourite seafood …

Seafood

Top Ljubljana Experiences You Can’t Miss on Your Slovenia trip

Forget long queues and tourist traps in big European capitals, Ljubljana has more than its fair share of charm and soul.<p>European capitals are buzzing …

10 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

Today, Edinburgh punches well above its weight with a slew of new chef-driven openings, more Michelin-star restaurants than anywhere else in Scotland …

Red Chile Braised Beef

574<p>418<p>We find ourselves eating in, rather than going out, more than not. For one thing, the food is often better, or just simpler. Maybe I’m getting …

The best restaurants in the world: The Gold List 2018

Balthazar, New York<p>Balthazar opened nearly 21 years ago, bringing opulent brasserie style and more than a little theatre back to Manhattan. Thank …

The best restaurants-with-rooms in the UK

The Black Swan, Olstead, Yorkshire<p>From the outside this place looks like a traditional countryside inn, but you’d be a bit confused if you walked in …

Introducing Europe's most underrated region for food

For one sudden, unnerving second, I have become Caligula. The victims are arranged in front of me, impressive in their armour plating – and I have to decide which of them will die tonight for my pleasure; who will survive a little longer. “These two might be the best,” Daniela Kramaric says, …

Bouillon Pigalle

144<p>968<p>I used to wonder why someone didn’t open a bistro in Paris serving classic French food, a <i>bouillion</i>, if you will, a word used to describe a …

French Food

Malfatti Recipe with Tomato Sauce - Great Italian Chefs

Get recipes in your inbox<p>Sign up to our Email Newsletter<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Email<p>SUBMIT<p>By entering your email address above, you are agreeing to be added to our …

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

2K<p>2K<p>There’s a certain ease and simplicity to free-form tarts like this. Sometimes they’re called a crostata, sometimes a galette. You can call it …

Baking

Top 10 winery hotels in Spain

From luxurious converted monasteries to hotels designed to look like a row of Cava bottles, the choice for wine lovers visiting Spain has never been …

Italian Polenta Cookies

805<p>524<p>I recently found myself with too much fine polenta on my hands that I’d gathered for some recipe testing. Grocery stores in France carry …

Dessert

Elderflower Sorbet

514<p>1K<p>This past week, it’s been everything elderflower around here. The weekend prior we visited friends who live outside of Paris and spent a lot of …

Ice Cream

Pasta Puttanesca

1K<p>2K<p>One of my favorite pastas is Pasta Puttanesca. For some reason, I don’t make it very often, because I always seem to be sautéing fresh greens in …

Yamadera Risshakuji in Tohoku: 1,015 steps to striking Japanese temple | CNN Travel

Japan

Asparagus Mimosa

997<p>727<p>I came to the conclusion a while back that there isn’t a vegetable that’s not better roasted. I backtracked a bit, not just because that idea …

Stop What You're Doing and Bake This Cake Immediately

If something involves ricotta, I don't need to read any further to know I am sold. So when I stumbled upon this blood orange, almond, and ricotta …

Grilled Pollock Recipe with Wild Garlic Crust - Great British Chefs

Robert Thompson serves up a stunning grilled pollock recipe, topped with a crisp wild garlic crust and a layer of intense tomato fondue. Fluffy …

Wild Garlic Soda Bread

It’s that time of year again folks: people are going bonkers for wild garlic. Us Londoners are making fools of ourselves scouring the tiniest patches …

Jacques Pépin Makes the World's Best Chicken Nuggets

Dry the chicken cubes with paper towels and place in a medium bowl. Add the flour, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. Heat the oil in a 12-inch …

The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

5 Surprising Things You Can Clean with Olive Oil

Olive oil is more than just a healthy cooking oil. It's also a cleaning tool that can nourish surfaces and loosen stains, grease, and grime. While …

10 incredible Italian villa holidays for 2018

Our Italy experts reveal 10 of their favourite villa holidays for 2018. All prices are per week and are subject to availability.<p>1. Culture in Sicily<p>For families looking for a bit of culture with their sun, Sicily is the place to go. This island has long been a crucible of Mediterranean culture, and …

Caramelized Endive and Blue Cheese Tart

362<p>400<p>When I first heard about tarte Tatin, nothing sounded better to me. What first seems like way too many apples packed into a skillet, then …