Christmastime without clementines? It’s unimaginable. On gloomy winter days, a fruit bowl piled high……
From waterfront cafés to a thriving arts scene, New Zealand’s capital boasts many urban charms, plus…...
A recent wine trip took me across the Pyrénées, from Roussillon to Catalonia. As I crossed the border,…...
Review section – featuring restaurants, cookery courses, hotels, books and Adam Lechmere's wine column
Every recipe from this month’s mouthwatering selection
- Praline salambos
- Marron glacé creams with angel hair
- Sticky ginger puddings with caramel sauce
- Zesty lemon bougatsa
- Molten chocolate and salted peanut butter mousse tarts with peanut ice cream
- Chocolate and prune fudge torte with walnut and chocolate streusel
- Chocolate truffle stack with chocolate stars and curls
La Trompette was the last of the trio of restaurants to open, in 2001, under the joint ownership of restaurateur Nigel Platts-Martin and chef Bruce Poole. In the same fashion as Chez Bruce in Wandsworth Common and The Glasshouse in Kew,…
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
If return visits reflect quality, Curtain Bluff is top of the pile. Occupying a striking peninsula off southern Antigua in the West Indies, the family- owned, five-star all-inclusive attracts generation after generation of the same families. They come for the…
The latest goings-on in the worlds of food, drink and travel
Making predictions for the coming year is always a fun pastime.
Forecasting trends in the worlds of food and travel, though, made us realise that we’re particularly spoiled. So vibrant are our favourite subjects that the challenge in compiling our 2014 Hot List came in cutting it down to a manageable size.
We put our best brains on the case though, and have come up with a list of people, places and pastimes about which we can confidently say you’ll be hearing a lot more in the next 12 months. And what a mouth-watering, foot-itching list it is. From the beaches of Brazil to the wider South American cuisine; from cookery courses in the shadow of the Himalayas to sea foraging for ingredients; and from the midnight sun of Scandinavia to quirky cocktails in the London smoke… There should be enough here to keep all of us busy – not least in making plans in our 2014 diaries.
In the meantime, as party season approaches, you’ll find a host of recipes here, perfect for entertaining, and for getting the year off to a good start. Included in this is an 18-page special on Vietnam with tips for travel, and a clutch of dishes from across the country, ready for you to recreate at home. So whether you’re planning your travels for next year, or seeing out this year in style, enjoy the festivities.
Guy Woodward - Editor