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Cook Islands Polynesian Pantry

Cooking in the far-flung collection of coral atolls that make up the Cook Islands means beach barbecues of chilli mud crab, slow-roasted pork and tropical fruits, charred fresh off the trees. Welcome to the land of coconut milk and honey, says Marc Millon

We call the coconut palm the tree of life,’ says Papatua, a tribal chieftain and our guide. Using a long tool, he hooks down a green coconut, slices the top off with a machete and hands it to me. The tree-cool coconut water is fresh, lightly sweet and invigorating. ‘It is beneficial to us at every stage. Green coconuts are nu and their milk is nourishing,’ he explains. ‘When the coconut becomes brown it’s akari and we eat the meat and grate it to make coconut cream, which seasons…

  • The Devil is in the detail

    Tasmania The Devil is in the detail

    Australia’s southernmost state is one of the country’s foremost gastronomic hot culinary streak. Pay a visit to the ‘Apple Isle’ and you can sample oysters, meats, spots, thanks to a vast array of natural produce and a creative wines and whiskies that are a world apart, says Alicia Miller

  • Norman Conquests

    Normandy Norman Conquests

    Normandy’s sweeping beaches, speckled cows and soft cheeses create a snapshot of idyllic French life – and the Calvados and haute cuisine of the region are not to be missed, says Michael Raffael

  • The MINOS touch

    Crete The MINOS touch

    Steeped in myth and cultures from the Minoans to Ottomans, Crete enjoys bountiful natural produce too. Its olives, cheeses, wines and seafood are all part of the legend, says Rosemary Barron

  • Danish Streak

    Denmark Danish Streak

    Spread across the blissful outcrops of Denmark, small restaurants, farms and artisan producers wait to inspire, as Michael Raffael finds out on an island-hopping tour

  • Galicia

    Galicia, Spain Galicia

    A bounty of sought-after seafood, classic and new-wave wines and culinary traditions exist in Galicia – perhaps that’s why so many pilgrims flock to northwest Spain, says Fiona Sims

  • Hip Up North

    Portland, Oregon Hip Up North

    Artisan producers, flame grills and food trucks are part of the cult of food in Portland. Fiona Sims makes a pilgrimage...

  • Tortelli Town

    Mantua Tortelli Town

    From the feasts, art and awe-inspiring architecture of the Renaissance to modern chefs keeping its traditions alive, Italy’s Mantua has plenty to get stuck into, says Carla Capalbo

  • Haute cuisine

    Bolivia Haute cuisine

    Its extreme altitude and vast salt flats have long captivated travellers. Now, thanks to a trailblazing restaurant project in La Paz, Bolivia is rivalling its Latin neighbours in the kitchen too. Ed Stocker pays a visit

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