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Papa New Guinea Tribal Fare

Remote and tropical, Papua New Guinea is lapped by seafood-rich azure waters and steeped in tradition. Pork belly is roasted with spiritual fervour, while yams from fertile valleys and bananas, coconuts and ginger flavour the freshest feasts. Michael Raffael takes a bite…

New Guinea is an island that hovers over Australia’s north- eastern tip like an exotic bird of paradise. Carved in half, colonial-style, one part belongs to Indonesia. The rest, with a feather-dusting of smaller Melanesian islands, forms Papua New Guinea – PNG as the locals across the Pacific call it. Palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs, mangroves, smoking volcanoes, mountain peaks fired by the rising equatorial sun, it can tick all of these boxes. Though larger than Germany, mass tourism has…

  • Admirable Nelson

    New Zealand Admirable Nelson

    The laid-back pace of life in the rural haven of New Zealand’s South Island belies the variety of vineyards, breweries, dairies and other small-scale yet big-hearted producers, says Michael Raffael, who visits the coastal city of Nelson and the countryside beyond
  • Sweet like kandy

    Sri Lanka Sweet like kandy

    Tuk-tuks honk in the tropical heat, zipping past markets heaving with guava, coconuts and chillies. Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, encapsulates the heart of this far-flung island – and heading into the surrounding Hill Country, Marc Millon finds empire-era tea estates steeped in calm
  • Chinese Takeaways

    Beijing Chinese Takeaways

    In Beijing, great food is far from ‘forbidden’. Here you can take a tour of traditional cuisine and myriad duck dishes, then taste the changes as chefs update the classics and embrace new Western ideas, says Alex Mead
  • Planet Auckland

    Auckland Planet Auckland

    The citizens of this New Zealand city and its environs, seen by many as a land apart, preside over a Pacific outpost of cool with a creative food scene to match. Michael Raffael joins them.
  • Isle of Plenty

    St. Lucia Isle of Plenty

    Its organic farms and lush landscapes are home to exotic vanilla, pineapple, papaya and thousands of cocoa trees. The island of St Lucia has a vibrant culinary culture that’s being redefined by its people. Lydia Bell ascends to a Caribbean food heaven
  • Polynesian Pantry

    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
  • 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
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