Christine Bellizzi

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11 Hidden Places In Europe You Need To Explore

Europe is a gem of a continent to explore, with lots of smaller haunts that don’t seem to get as much attention as the likes of; Paris, London or …

Murder And Pasta

Tucked away in a small square, at 92 Piazza del Biscione, just off the site of Rome’s medieval flower market, the Campo dei Fiori, is a small Italian restaurant called da Pancrazio. The restaurant, which features classic Roman cuisine, is famous for its pasta and its saltimbocca. Its pasta alla …

9 Reasons Why You Should Go to Japan’s Mie Prefecture

Ago Bay<p>First-time visitors to Japan undoubtedly have to go to Tokyo and Kyoto, but if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter with fewer tourists, there are so many great options on the island nation. For starters, there’s scenic Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost main island, but if you …

Great restaurants in Lisbon: readers’ tips

Winning tip: <b>Restaurante O Tachadas</b>, Santos<p>Finding the Museum of Puppetry (another brilliant place to visit) closed for lunch, we stumbled upon <b>Restaurante O Tachadas</b> a few doors down – the kind of restaurant I always hope to end up in for a long lunch but rarely do.<p>Lisbon is full of half-open …

European Travel

15 Stunning Places You Have To See In Portugal

Portugal is a gorgeous country to explore and much more than cork products, gorgeous sea and yummy port that it has become famous for. It’s one …

Luggage

What Fine Dining Looks Like in Lisbon

Lisbon might not be known as a fine-dining destination, but a group of groundbreaking chefs are ushering in a new era of ambitious cooking. Showcasing the unbelievable ingredients Portugal has to offer, including fresh seafood and <i>porco preto</i> pork from Alentejo, these restaurants blend Portuguese …

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

Vietri sul Mare: The undiscovered Amalfi Coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colorful towns cling to cliff faces, restaurant terraces offer breathtaking views, and blue waters sparkle into the distance. Vespas weave through cars on narrow mountain roads and the heady tang of lemons fills the warm air.<p>After Italy's big-city trilogy of Rome, Florence and Venice, the …

Italy

Vietri sul Mare: An Amalfi Coast treasure to behold | CNN Travel

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Yoga

Spain and Portugal travel

Where to eat and drink on the island...<p>The choice for wine lovers visiting Spain has never been…<p>Love Spanish wine and tapas? Make sure you’re pairing …

Bathroom of the Week: A Moody Tadelakt Bath in London

Catherine Bentley and Louis Hagen Hall comprise Bentley Hagen Hall, a London architecture and interior design studio. For a recent remodel of their …

How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash

Theoretically, it’s better to spend more on quality, but that’s only true if the quality item lasts. I used to have a bad habit of tossing my clothes …

Cleaning

An unforgettable evening of traditional Kaiseki Kyoto meal

No trip is complete without experiencing the traditional Kaiseki Kyoto meal when you visit beautiful Kyoto. We were truly lucky to have that …

Japan

Ten Immaculate Specialty Coffee Shops Worth Booking a Trip to Japan For

From standalone coffee shops on the outskirts of town to tiny one-man stalls doing hand-drip.<p>From standalone coffee shops on the outskirts of town to …

Duck egg en cocotte with wild mushrooms and Gruyère cheese

This is one of our most luxurious breakfast dishes, perfect at the endof a hard night or as a treat on a Sunday morning. You can play about with the ingredients you use – a layer of spinach at the bottom of the dish is a good addition, as is diced smoked haddock in place of the mushrooms. It also …

Behold, Tahdig: How Iranians Make Rice The Best Part Of Every Meal

"It's the ultimate in crunchy golden goodness -- somewhere between fried chicken and popcorn."<p><i>In response to the Muslim ban, one way for us to navigate these times is to educate ourselves ― to learn what we can about the cultures of the nations that are affected. We’re starting small, with a simple</i> …

Recipes

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 4

Great desserts, including Nigel Slater’s baked quince and Simon Hopkinson’s rhubarb crumble, and other one-pot recipes chosen by Observer Food Monthly<p>I went to Kanora in Gujarat to visit the birthplace of my grandfather. I asked around for the old Lakhani house. A village elder pointed it out. I …

7 anti-inflammatory hot beverages you’ll want to cozy up to this winter

Slippers? Check. Good book? Check. Mug of anti-inflammatory goodness? [Record scratch.]<p>Okay, so a comforting cup of ultra-rich hot cocoa is …

Antiinflammatory

33 Braised Meat Recipes to Turn a House Into a Home

Nothing beats a tender braise on a cold day<p>Updated:<p>When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, we're in full-on braise mode. We'll braise …

Cooking

Lamb curry with tomatoes, garlic and garam masala

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 kg leg of lamb on the bone, cut to bite-sized pieces<br>• 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped<br>• 3.5cm piece ginger, roughly chopped<br>• 4 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 500g tomato, thinly sliced<br>• 200g onions, thinly sliced<br>• 1 heaped tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or mild paprika)<br>• Salt to taste<br>• 2 tbsp Greek yogurt<br>• 2 …

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Are you a business traveler who wants to jump to the front of the waiting list for Tokyo’s most exclusive restaurants? Check out this former Goldman …

Stout and chocolate fondants

Stout is a seasoned favourite of bakers and cooks alike, and sits perfectly alongside chocolate. These fondants, while rich and indulgent as any fondant should be, have a bitter tang which perfectly cuts through the sticky sweetness of the molten centre. While Guinness is a good and obvious choice, …

Expert guide to Tokyo

Local laws and etiquette<p>Japan is famously a minefield of often unspoken rules for foreigners. From handling chopsticks to getting into taxis, almost every aspect of daily life is governed by rigorous etiquette. While exceptions are made for foreigners, here are a few tips to avoid turning your …

New York

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate-General:</b> (001 212 745 0200; ukinusa.fco.gov.uk), 845 3rd Avenue, New York<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 911<p><b>Tourist office:</b> See nycgo.com, the website of NYC and Company, for extensive information on what's on in the city and tips on where to go. Stop by to pick up …

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Unlock tight shoulders and chest muscles with these simple exercises.<p>Goalpost Stretch<p>Meg Plotsky<p>When your shoulders are rounded, the front of your chest collapses inward. This stretch opens up those chest muscles and "re-sets" your shoulders so they're in their natural position, says …

Yoga

13 Salty Snacks That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

You can even have that serving of (baked) French fries.<p>It may seem counterproductive to nosh on your favorite salty snacks (read: fries) when you're trying to shed some pounds, but salty goodness doesn't have to be the enemy, says Nora Minno, R.D.<p>"If you’re trying to lose weight and get a craving …

These 15 delicious (but complicated) recipes are well worth your time

"I spent forever on this recipe. It was so hard. I loved it!"<p>…said no one ever.<p>That's because we praise speed, efficiency, and ease, but guess what: …

Tarte Tatin

Step 1<p>Preheat The Oven<p>Preheat the oven to 190ºC.<p>Step 2<p>Start The Sugar<p>Tip the sugar, cordial and water into an ovenproof frying pan and put it over a …