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Nigel Slater’s lentils with pappardelle and pear trifle recipes

The middle of April is notoriously unpredictable for those who like to eat seasonally. A quick glance at my notes reveals how this time last year we tucked into a bowl of chorizo stew by the fire and the year before a salad of broad beans, ricotta and pea shoots in the garden. Those who like to …

Italian Food

10 of the best design hotels in the world

Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania<p>In the world heritage wilderness of Tasmania, next to Lake St Clair, this 1930s hydroelectricity station is a gem. The designers have created rugged simplicity and unrefined comfort – even the weather-beaten, lichen-dabbled concrete exterior is faithful to its first …

Arctic Circle

The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder review – chilling and unignorable

Even presidents who don’t believe in history need a historian to rely on. When asked, in 2014, by a delegation of students and history teachers for his chosen chronicler of Russia’s past, Vladimir Putin came up with a single name: Ivan Ilyin.<p>Ilyin is a figure who might have been easily lost to …

Russia

Learn to Do Pilates Imprinting for Better Workouts

Imprinting may be the most basic Pilates exercise there is, and yet it can also be one of the most profound. It is one of the first positions you …

Use the Knee Folds Pilates Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Knee folds is a fundamental Pilates exercise. Many other Pilates exercises — and efficient movement patterns in general — build upon the movement …

The Fundamental Pilates Exercises

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates that emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, …

Try These Pilates Exercises to Relieve Your Back Pain

The Pilates exercises in this set are frequently recommended to help prevent and decrease back pain, including low back pain. They strengthen core …

Yoga

10 ways Paris girls do swimwear

Retro like Jeanne Damas, monochrome like Lou Doillon, or sporty like Joséphine Le Tutor – when it comes to swimwear, Paris girls have the trends …

Water of life: a whiskey tour of Ireland

Move over Scotch, Irish whiskey is re-emerging from the doldrums as one of the fastest growing spirits in the world. While the 20th century heralded the end of whiskey’s golden age, a modern audience is now enjoying the bespoke flavours offered by boutique brands. New distilleries are welcoming …

Whiskey

Cairo after dark: where to find the city's best nightlife

Cairo might not be your first port of call when you’re after a good night out in the Middle East, but after some tough years, it’s made a raucous comeback. Whether you’re looking to meet up with locals and fellow travellers bopping along to old-school beats or you want to get star-struck along the …

Hidden Marrakesh: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Marrakesh is a city that fizzes with life, where the default-blue of the sky sings against peach-gold architecture. Whether it’s your first visit or your 15th, the technicolor souqs and the street theatrics of Djemaa El Fna, the city’s main square that's perpetually filled with monkeys, snake …

Travel

A grand tour of the world's most amazing architecture

When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. We then photograph ourselves in front of them and, let’s face it, the feeling of having claimed these sights is part of the joy of tourism. But why? Because, buildings are endlessly intriguing: …

Frank Lloyd Wright

How to live like a local in Havana

Lonely Planet Local Diana Rita Cabrera was born and raised in Havana, and she’s positive she could not be happier anywhere else. The timeworn glamor of a five-centuries-old city keeps her rooted to the colonial palaces and cobbled streets, the ever-present music, the friendliness of <i>habaneros</i> …

Cuba

Exploring Mamluk-era architecture in Cairo

Cairo’s heart is the walled city of Al Qahira (meaning ‘The Victorious’), where you can dive headfirst into the nerve centre of past empires with a stroll between its mausoleums, madrassas (colleges) and mosques. Of all the eras on display, it’s the Mamluk monuments built from 1250 AD that …

Cairo

Curcuma, la spezia dei miracoli diventata tormentone

Dopo lo zenzero, è il superfood per eccellenza grazie alle sue proprietà e benefici: ne abbiamo elencati 10.<p>Il bello della curcuma è la curcumina, il principio attivo di una pianta ricca di proprietà che abbiamo trasformato in spezia, una pozione talmente piena di benefici per l'organismo che …

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Close to the summit of Monte Mottarone, we sit in silence soaking up the 360-degree views. To the east, far below, sparkles Lake Maggiore. A handful of other lakes shimmer in the late-afternoon sunlight, while layer upon layer of rolling hills and the jagged snow-capped Alps melt into the horizon. …

Italy

Top 20 art exhibitions to visit on a European city break in 2018

High Society<b><br>Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam</b><p><b>Dates |</b> 8 Mar-3 June<b><br>Best in show</b> | Rembrandt<br>Rembrandt’s wedding portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit – his only life-size, standing, full-length portraits – were jointly purchased by theRijksmuseum and the Louvre for €160m in 2016, and this is the first …

Art

Ljubljana, Slovenia: what to see plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

As capital of one of Europe’s most forested countries, it’s perhaps fitting that Ljubljana is this year’s European Green Capital. A city of just 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana has often been ahead of the game when it comes to green initiatives – from the introduction of a sophisticated waste …

European Travel

Bogotá, Colombia’s banging capital

Bowling alleys will never seem the same once you’ve been to Colombia and played <i>tejo</i>. Not unless you employ equal amounts of beer and gunpowder. Here’s how this little-known Colombian sport works: you throw a lump of metal – it looks like a squashed version of what shotputters throw – down what …

South America

Top 10 wine bars in Bordeaux – chosen by experts

A year after the opening of the Cité du Vin, visitors to Bordeaux are spoilt for choice when it comes to appreciating one of France’s premier wine regions. They can ride through the vineyards on a bicycle, tour them in a London taxi, or take a tasting cruise on the Garonne. The tourist board has …

France

East Sicily: what to see plus the best bars, beaches, restaurants and hotels

Light reflecting off churches and palaces, views of craggy mountains and blue sea, smells of orange blossom, oregano and mint … Sicily is an inspiring place, particularly for northern Europeans. “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all,” said German writer …

Italy

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Los Angeles city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

All eyes are on LA ahead of the Oscars, and the city has more to offer visitors than ever: new bars and attractions in regenerated districts, better transport options, plus views and beaches galore<p>The opening scene of La La Land – which looks set to sweep the board at the Oscars this weekend – may …

California

20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands – and a little exploration is all that is needed to take you to some lesser-known gems. Here are 20 of our favourites.<p><i>All accommodation prices</i> …

European Travel

Penang guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

This exotic tropical island off the north-west coast of Malaysia is one of the world capitals of street food, with a dazzling array of cuisines from the island’s Chinese, Malay and Indian communities. But after eating my way through everything from Hokkien black noodles, succulent giant prawns …

Penang

Top 10 food markets in Madrid

<b>Mercado de San Migue</b><b>l</b><p>The historic wrought-iron-and-glass Mercado de San Miguel, just off Plaza Mayor, has become one of the liveliest culinary spots in the city since it reopened in 2009 after a nearly six-year restoration. Alongside stalls selling fresh produce are tapas bars offering a wide …

Top 10

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Serves 6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound bow-tie pasta<br>• 6 Tbsp. mayonnaise<br>• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan<br>• 3 Tbsp. lemon juice<br>• 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard<br>• 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive …

6 Weird, Paranormal Things Dogs Can Sense That Most Humans Can’t

Pets are the best, especially dogs. They're your companion when you need a friend, they cuddle whenever you're feeling lonely, and they can make you …

7 Moves to Tighten Your Core From Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser

Strong abs won’t just make you feel more comfortable in a bathing suit or bikini; your core is the source of power for your entire body. It includes …

A Toddler Died In a 'Senseless' Shooting in Miami, Police Say

A “senseless” shooting in Miami killed a toddler and injured two other children, according to Miami police.<p>Police confirmed that the shooting, which …