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How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete the four-day trek to reach this incredible sight, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu …

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe

<b>Skillet-Roasted Potatoes & Chicken</b><p>A great one-pot meal. You will be working through a couple of steps (easy ones!) before you pop this little honey into the oven.<p>Actual work time: 15 minutes <br>Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes <br>Serves: 4<p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>1 yellow onion<br>½ cup water<br>5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes …

Golden potato gratin recipe

A rich and glorious way with potatoes that would be perfect with a Sunday roast, or a celebratory New Year's meal<p><i>Serves 10</i><p>2kg (4lb 8oz) large Maris Piper potatoes<br>600ml (1pint) full-fat milk<br>600ml (1 pint) double cream<br>1 tsp grated nutmeg<br>15g (½oz) butter<br>1 garlic clove<br>100g (3½oz) parmesan, …

Spices

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park

Changing Planet<p><i>Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are National Geographic Young Explorers recently back from the field. They’re currently producing maps of the future Patagonia National Park from their office in San Francisco. To learn more about their project, visit Maps for Good.</i><p>——-<p>The past nine …

Speedy weeknight suppers: chicken with mushrooms and tarragon

The bittersweet tarragon in this dish cuts through the mustard and cream to give a lovely piquancy to the chicken.<p>Serve with a pile of fluffy mash and some bright green beans or spinach, or pasta.<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>2 chicken breasts, skin on<p>1 onion<p>2 large field mushrooms<p>170ml double cream<p>150ml white wine<p>1 tsp …

How to Buy, Store, & Cook Sweet Potatoes, in Season in October

Tips on choosing and buying sweet potatoes, in season in October—plus recipes!<p><i>Autumn is in the air, and root vegetables, squash, and hearty greens are coming from the ground. This week, we’ll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with right now. Today: Sweet …

Sweet Potatoes

Chargrilled salmon with ginger, black pepper and fish sauce recipe

Vietnamese marinated salmon served with a simple but refreshing garnish of spring onion and dill.<p>On our first trip to the island of Phú Quôc, we headed south and stopped by a food stall on the beach. The stall belonged to a young woman, who served us the most delectable grilled fish, marinated in …

Vanilla, spelt and oat pancakes with honey-baked plums recipe

Perfect at any time of day – Scandinavian-style spelt pancakes topped with ruby roasted plums.<p>We love pancakes at any time of the day in Scandinavia, and adding spelt flour and oat bran gives them a pleasing nuttiness.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>400g (14oz) plums<br>50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter<br>½ tsp cinnamon<br>2½ tsp …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Eric Lanlard's chocolate and raspberry tart

SERVES<p>6<p>PREPARATION TIME<p>25 minutes, plus chilling and cooling<p>COOKING TIME<p>25 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>175g plain flour, plus extrafor dusting<br>• 50g cocoa powder<br>• 50g golden icing sugar<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing<br>• 3 egg yolks<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 500g raspberries<p><b>For the ganache</b><p>200g dark …

John Whaite's apricot and white chocolate flapjacks

John Whaite, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2012, shares his recipe for apricot and white chocolate flapjacks<p>There is something reassuring about knowing I always have the ingredients in my cupboard to throw together abatch of these chewy creatures. If I am feeling particularly anxious and …

Avocado lime cheesecake

<b>Sugar, flour and dairy-free, this lime-flavoured cheesecake (made with avocado flesh and coconut oil) is delicious straight from the fridge.</b><p>We always soak and dry nuts and seeds before we use them. This removes bitter tannins and aids digestion. Dissolve ½ tsp salt per cup of nuts or seeds in …

Lavender and maple coconut macaroons recipe

These chewy coconut bites made with pure maple syrup instead of sugar for a healthy treat<p>A touch of lavender goes fantastically well with the coconut and maple flavours in these chewy bites. They're delicious hot – just re-crisp them in the oven before serving if you're making them in advance. …

Dessert

Three Ways to Make Iced Coffee at Home

Not even the laziest coffee-drinker needs to suffer through a watery, lukewarm cup of regular coffee on ice. Try one of these methods.<p>It's tough to choke down a steaming cup of coffee in the heat of the summer, but you may still want — or need — to enjoy your morning brew.<p>You could just throw some …

Cinnamon French toast recipe

Once you try this French toast recipe, you'll wonder why you ever make anything else for breakfast<p>Since I started making French toast in a baking dish I’ve never looked back. Not only do you not need to fry individual slices of ­bread, you don’t need to do anything in the morning besides preheat …

Breakfast

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Expert guide to Venice

Venice

Pasta with Chorizo and Chickpeas

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>As co-chefs at Hog & Hominy in Memphis, Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer see each other daily, but the old friends still cook together on days off. “Andy does the steak,” says Hudman, “and I do the pasta.”<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 small shallots, …

Italian Food

Crab, pea and purslane salad with sweet cucumber pickle recipe

The sweetness of the crab works well with the peas and pickles in this salad.<p>You might find that you have cucumber left over, but it’s pretty versatile and lasts well. Use lamb’s lettuce if you can’t find purslane.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>½ cucumber, washed<p>Approx 100ml Chinese white rice vinegar<p>1 tsp sugar<p>200g/7oz …

Wine tasting notes: the best Vinho Verde

Ditch white and pink - the most refreshing wine to be drinking in late summer is green.<p><b>2012 Quinta de Azevedo, Minho £7.99 (£5.99 when buying two) Majestic</b><p>Vinho Verde is a region transformed. Previously known for its spritz and vapid, often unpleasantly acidic whites, it is now home to some of …

Date, apricot and pecan tea bread recipe

A moist, delicious tea bread stuffed with dried fruit and nuts - sliced and spread with butter it makes a wholesome teatime snack<p><i>Serves 10</i><p>My favourite tea bread: moist, fudgy and completely moreish. It takes just minutes to put together. Wrapped in foil, it keeps for days – if you can manage not to …

Bread

Grown-up ice cream floats for summer

Slurp your way through these two Italian-inspired, boozy iced drinks, perfect for a hot summer's day.<p>A <i>sgroppino</i> sounds rather elegant and sophisticated, don’t you think? And it is: lemon sorbet in a glass, topped up with prosecco. Lovely.<p>But hang on a moment. Swap the sorbet for ice cream, the …

Top 10 spots to pop a cork in France

The stereotypical Frenchman may no longer start the day with a shot of red wine to <i>tuer le ver</i> (kill the worm) followed by an espresso, but France is one of the top ten alcohol-consuming countries in the world. Wine, predictably, is the favourite tipple and there are dozens of wine-producing regions …

Amazing Road Trips

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Dessert

Black forest gâteau recipe

A deconstructed and stacked-up take on the Seventies classic Black Forest cake, with kirsch cherries and lashings of grated chocolate<p>SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g/3½oz 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate, melted<br>• 50g/2oz cocoa<br>• 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped<br>• 200g/7oz unsalted butter, softened<br>• 300g/10½oz dark soft …

Dessert

20 great summer dessert recipes: 16-20

Nigella Lawson's chocolate key lime pie<p>This recipe has been removed as our rights have expired.<p>Bruno Loubet's fresh raspberry mousse with basil syrup<p>The basil syrup is a lovely, unusual touch with a "trick" in the recipe to guarantee a stronger basil flavour; it's a simple colourful twist!<p>Serves</b> …