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Awesome Adventure Lodges That Won't Break the Bank

We found five impressive spots you can actually afford.<p>Camping might make you feel one with nature, but it far from guarantees a good night’s rest. At the same time, shelling out for quality accommodations in America’s most spectacular outdoor destinations can be a hard-to-justify luxury.<p>We scoured …

Hooked on Galicia: spectacular seafood … but not without a fight

A foodie pilgrimage to northern Spain, in the company of a chef on a mission, means inventive fish dishes, fun at the market, friendly locals – and a battle with an octopus<p>It’s one thing to cook an octopus. It’s quite another to catch one, to actually haul an octopus out of the sea and try to …

Aquaculture

Launceston for foodies: an excuse to stay in the city

Launceston has long been a popular gateway to tourist hotspots like Cradle Mountain. But while in the past visitors have picked up their hire cars from the airport and taken off to the hills, there are increasing reasons to spend more time in Tasmania’s second city.<p>New hotels are going up in …

Walking Tours

Parsons, London: ‘Food you can’t forget’ – restaurant review

<b>Parsons, 39 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA (020 3422 0211). Meal for two, including wine and service £60 to £90</b><p>It was the chips that sealed it. The croquettes played a part, as did the brown crab pissaladière. Oh, and the clam chowder. We’ll come back to those. But the chips. I only ordered them …

England

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

Seals the deal: a winter wander on the Lincolnshire coast

In winter, visitors can get close to hundreds of mating and pupping seals on the coast between Grimsby and Skegness, while sandy shores offer bracing walks and some of the UK’s finest seafood<p>At first all we see is a pale blob, but as we approach it resolves into a bundle of thick white fur – a …

Nature

Top 10 affordable spas, bath houses and hammams in Europe

<b>Liquidrom, Berlin</b><p>Rejuvenate before you de-juvenate in Europe’s clubbing capital with a trip to Liquidrom, a much-loved spa in the trendy Kreuzberg neighbourhood that offers a chic-luxury experience for a fraction of the price you’d expect. The centrepiece of this urban bath house is a large …

European Travel

For true flavour, thank shallots

As we head toward the shortest day of the year, much of the vegetable patch might seem fast asleep. However, even in the dark days of December there is one unusual, exotic vegetable that is just aching to be planted. This rare crop is much prized by French chefs for its depth and complexity of …

Gardening

10 of the best restaurants and food stalls in Paris's covered markets

Paris has not had a single central food market since Les Halles was demolished in the 1970s. But there are still flourishing historic covered markets serving neighbourhoods all over city. Apart from selling tempting cheeses, charcuterie and wines to take home, these bustling, friendly <i>marchés</i> also …

France
Wine

Yotam Ottolenghi’s lentil recipes

A day after Black Friday and with just a month to go until Christmas, now is a time I turn to lentils. Lentils are, for me, the culinary equivalent of the calm before the storm, a simple, clear and perfect moment before the party kicks off.<p>For better and for worse, the next four weeks are a …

Sweet Potatoes

A Beginner's Guide to Jollof Rice, the Essential Dish of West Africa

For cooks from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, and beyond, jollof is more than just a rice dish—it's the thread that ties diverse peoples together<p>Growing up …

Why this street food stall is Singapore's best kept secret - and worth queuing for

“Queues,” my new friend tells me when I ask him for street food recommendations, “are impossible to avoid here.”<p>What do you expect when we are an …

Food & Dining

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Smart Homes

Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left?<p>Read other articles in our story of cities series<p>This is the story of a lost medieval …

Archaeology

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world<p>Read other articles in our story of cities series<p>If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its …

Ancient History

The Man Behind India's Favorite Snack Foods

Almost in his 70s, Sadananda Maiya has spent his life revolutionizing instant meals. Now he's ready to do it again<p>T<b>hree years ago</b>, I packed my …

Sri Lanka

Beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – chosen by local artists

As Tate St Ives reopens with a £20m extension, six of Cornwall’s leading artists describe the spectacular and atmospheric landscapes that inspire them<p>John Bedding, potter<p>The Island at St Ives is my place to go for contemplation. It’s the big hill overlooking the town, west of the Tate. In my …

Ireland

On the Hunt for the World's Rarest Pasta

Delicate and impossible to replicate, su filindeu (or the "threads of God") is a pasta made of hundreds of tiny strands by a single woman in a …

L.L.Bean

Meet the Instagrammer Turning Pasta Into Rainbow Art

About 30 chicken eggs, in an assortment of pastel shades, sit in an elegant and ombré row above the mantel in Linda Miller Nicholson’s high-ceilinged …

Katy Perry

Where to Find Good Barbecue in 23 Eater Cities

While legit barbecue's provenance is undeniably the American South, it's amazing how much smoked meat culture has grown up and spread out across the continent in recent years. Of course, it’s easy to stumble into to-die-for pulled pork, flame-licked chicken, and willowy brisket when wandering …

New York City

Parmesan-Rosmarin-Sablés zum Bloggeburtstag von Gernekochen

Nach meiner ganzen eigenen Bloggeburtstagsfeierei bin ich heute mal zu Gast bei Theres & Benni von <i>Gernekochen</i>. Die beiden feiern nämlich ihren …