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Ardennes Belgian Bounty

The canopy of the Ardennes' vast forests hides far more than an infamous European battleground. Michael Raffael uncovers a rich culinary heritage preserved by artisans of brewing and baking, cheese and charcuterie

Signposts pay scant respect for borders. Nor do wooded country lanes dappled by sunlight filtering through overhanging boughs. A turning one way heads towards France, another to a Cistercian abbey famed for its Trappist beer. In the Belgian Ardennes, the geography tells only one part of the story. The Ardennes defines itself by a huge forest covering half the region. It grows up to the fringes of medieval towns tucked in valleys such as La Roche or Durbuy. It invades the massive walls of…

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  • Some Finn Good

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    Few have an affinity with their environment like the Finns – as seen by their love of saunas, forests and log cabins beside crystal-clear lakes. In a gastronomic tour of Helsinki and the Lakeland, Clarissa Hyman tastes a new-wave, hunter-gatherer cuisine that follows suit
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    Black Forest If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    A land built on kaffee and kuchen, fruit brandies and hearty spätzle, there’s more to the Black Forest than its namesake gâteau. Sue Style tucks into a fairy-tale feast amid the castles, rivers and towering firs
  • Latvian Spirit

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    A renaissance in artisan food and wines, innovative chefs and produce that defines the city have all helped to shape Riga’s new personality. Steel yourself for a punchy shot of the bittersweet Black Balsam liqueur in this vibrant Baltic capital, says Michael Raffael
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    Cheesemakers, cider slurpers, fishermen and slow-food saviours all call North Devon home, as Marc Millon finds out on a VW Camper road trip visiting its choicest cuts
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    Goats roam the pastures, mountain streams whisper by and wild flowers flavour the local schnapps. Vorarlberg is an Austrian idyll steeped in tradition, says Rosemary Barron
  • Canadian Crunch

    Montreal - Canada Canadian Crunch

    Nose-to-tail chefs, crisp ciders and dainty pastries make a warm welcome in Montreal, whose culinary identity is sweeter than its comforting maple syrup, finds Fiona Sims
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