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Faviken Sweden

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February 9, 2016

In search of dried marigolds, fermented fennel and new season lichens

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Ekstedt, Stockholm

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February 4, 2016

Ekstedt - Stockholm's sensational smoky restaurant

Niklas Ekstedt’s eponymous restaurant Eckstedt in Stockholm has just recently received its first Michelin star – something the chef – famous in Sweden along the lines of Jamie Oliver’s tv fame – is somewhat thrilled with but surprised given its rustic wood cabin feel.

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The Art of Barrel Making

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December 4, 2015

Barrel making in Burgundy , France

A glorious golden autumn day in the rolling vineyards of Burgundy leads to a most informative insight into cooperage - the art of barrel making and an understanding as to why our wine tastes so good - as if we needed any convincing ...

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Christmas drinks with Jeremy Oliver

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December 3, 2015

Jeremy Olivers Christmas

We are thrilled to be working with wine expert Jeremy Oliver and here he gives us his take on the perfect Christmas Day and most importantly what we should all be drinking with our turkey , prawns and pudding for a sunny southern hemisphere christmas . The perfect gift too could be one of Jeremy's 'Australian Wine Annual 2016' - check out below to be in to win one of five books we are giving away this christmas .

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Sign of The Angel

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December 1, 2015

The Perfect English Country Hotel - Sign of the Angel, Lacock, Wiltshire

Finding the perfect English country hotel should be relatively easy given the large numbers of them dotted across the populated English countryside. Sadly, though, more often than not the quaint exteriors of these old pubs hide dark, musty and, to be honest, tacky cliché hotels – all with smelly beer-covered carpets and floral chintz curtains. It is with great excitement we share with you this great little find.

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The Changing London Coffee Scene

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December 3, 2015

A guide to my neighbourhood coffee spots

London was once lambasted for its lack of decent coffee, then along came the chains such as Nero and Pret et Manger and you could get a good coffee... but not a great coffee. The coffee scene has totally changed now with great independent cafes and top baristas in every neighbourhood. Here is a rundown of a few neighbourhoods and where to get that great coffee ...

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Tapas In London

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November 5, 2015

The London Tapas scene

Tapas is in. And outside of Spain, there are few better places to go for truly great tapas than London.

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The Art of Japanese Whiskey

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August 18, 2015

Whiskey with a cooler edge

A wee toddy, but not as we know it. Toby Blyth eschews the Scottish peaty firewater and introduces us to an all together lighter modern tipple, Harmony from Japanese distillers, Suntory.

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Amazing Queenstown, Where To Eat & Play…

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August 6, 2015

Where to eat and play in New Zealand's Queenstown and Arrowtown

The sun is shining in Queenstown and the snow is fresh and powdery, a perfect time for your mid winter escape. Whether it’s school holidays or just a break in New Zealand’s top winter destination, there couldn’t be a better time than now, with plenty to do and some of the best food in the country on offer. We bring you Queenstown....

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Rata, Josh Emett’s Queenstown Diner

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August 6, 2015

Rata Dining

Rata, the newest dining venture from star chef, Josh Emett, will exhilarate your taste buds with fresh produce and a simplicity of approach to food that often gets forgotten in big league eateries.

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Sydney EATS – Here’s Where

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April 21, 2015

Sydney - Come For The Art, Stay For The Food.

Bec Ryba, our New York based creative director, returned to Sydney for two weeks and with fresh eyes tracked down six of the best new eating spots.

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Paddock-to-Plate Cooking Experiences, Tasmania

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March 31, 2015

The Agrarian Kitchen, Tasmainia

We have always loved this wonderfully rustic farm and cooking school just out of Hobart - no more so than in the autumn months with all the muted colours and mists, chooks roaming free and the harvesting of vegetables after a long summer. We take a brief look at the philosophy and history behind this bucolic farm and we shall be booking our class soon ....

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