Alina Pirvu

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Where to go on holiday in 2016

Photograph: Philippe Caumes<p>‘Guggenheim of wine’ … La Cité du Vin Museum.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/e31d56da9ee96fc73d0332774aafe11a165431c3/559_348_3357_2013/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Collins …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Easy Chinese recipes to cook at home

Chinese food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,The Observer,Recipes,Features<p>Try Andrew Wong’s Sichuanese aubergines, five-spiced Dover sole and char siu pork

Food & Dining

The foodie traveller … finds the best saffron risotto in Milan

Milan holidays,Italy holidays,Europe holidays,Travel,Food and drink,Weekend breaks,Food & drink,Italian food and drink<p>Chef Luca Gaggioli on the best place in Milan to try the saffron-infused version of Italy’s famous rice dish<p>Risotto, the most typical of northern Italian dishes, actually has its …

How to Tie a Tie Two Ways: The Standard and Windsor

Two illustrated takes on one essential skill every man should possess.<p><i>No matter what your personal style is—whether you're a suit-wearer or the kind of guy who prefers jeans and sneakers—there are certain skills every man should possess. That's where we come in. This week, we present five essential</i> …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Japan

5 Ways to Master the Loafer

An expert guide to wearing the world's most versatile shoe.<p>They can be tricky, and plenty of men get it wrong, but a good pair of loafers is great way to upgrade your personal style. Need proof? Look at pretty much any well dressed man from history. Paul Newman, for example, was one of the loafer's …

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making

All the fall recipes we're looking forward to cooking now that summer is (nearly) over.<p><b>Oh no ... it's actually happening.</b> The end of summer is fast approaching, and we're gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Not only is the …

Cooking

Global Sushi Challenge 2015: Pictures

Vinegar

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

The 2-Ingredient Candy You'll Find All Over Italy

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A sticky two-ingredient brittle for any occasion.</i><p>This sticky, brittle made from almonds in hard caramel is a Sicilian specialty, symbolic of all …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

The UK's best coastal walks

Southern England<p>1. Prawle Point, Devon<p>This walk around Prawle Point, Devon's southern-most tip, is only a few miles from the busy resort town of Salcombe, and yet feels gloriously remote. The name stems from the old English Praewhyll, a "look out hill", and the area's history is a distraction in …

National Trust

Well Trained: An Essential Guide to Etiquette on Japan’s Rail System

Japans’ rail system—from its bullet trains to the efficiency of the Tokyo subway system—is famous for its orderliness, and for its rules. Lots of …

Trains

Finding Peace in 21st-Century Kyoto

When travelers arrive in <b>Kyoto</b> for the first time, they often are confused and disappointed. Expecting a place that exudes timeless elegance and peace, they instead find a thoroughly modern city of traffic-clogged streets and blocky concrete buildings. Looking at their faces, you know what they’re …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Expert guide to Rhodes

Getting around<p><b>Buses:</b> Rhodian bus services are split between two companies, departing from the New Market. KTEL (00 30 22410 27706,ktelrodou.gr, English option) runs frequent departures down the east coast to southern Rhodes; municipally run RODA (00 30 22410 26300, download schedule PDF at …

Amazing Road Trips

Foodily Blog

Foodily Blog

easiest fridge dill pickles

Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to …

raspberry swirl cheesecake

It’s been a little quiet around here this week and I bet you already know why: moving out is the easy part! Moving in, hoo boy. You walk into an …

MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept

On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera. The open-top, compact two-seater roadster is born …

Roadsters

London's sky palaces: aerial views of the capital's rooftop bars, gardens and viewing points by Jason Hawkes

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

Holiday guide to Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza lies in a desert valley beneath the foothills of the Pyrenees, 90 minutes north-east of Madrid and three hours west of Barcelona. So, it snoozes in the hot midday sun and gets animated in the cooler evenings. Though not on the tourist trail, it has its cultural moments – the …

Tamara Rojo's Madrid

The English National Ballet’s artistic director and lead principal reveals the parts of Madrid that put her in a spin<p><b>Although I was born in Montreal, Canada,</b> I arrived in Madrid when I was four months old. I love how open and cosmopolitan the place is.<p><b>The city has fantastic public spaces</b>. I once …

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Portugus de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, …

Rio De Janeiro

High-Res, Printable Posters from the IBM Archives - The Fox Is Black

Sue Murphy, an art director at Ogilvy & Mather, started Good Design is Good Business, a single-serving site which offers high-res versions of new and …