Food & Drink

12 foods you should try in Israel

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If you ask random people what is the most important things on their holiday is, they might say, a cozy hotel, or some quiet time away from their work, but if you ask me, I'll say FOOD. I'm sure I'm not the only Travelette around here who will declare a fresh breakfast, mouth-watering lunch and delicious dinner the three top priorities of a successful travel [...]

Hiking and Feasting in Bolzano: A Four Course Menu

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I never knew what the buzz was all about. Katja and Kathi have been hooked on South Tyrol for a while and I refused to believe it would be all that different from the "other Italy" that I have been to so many times: Venice, Rome, Garda, Trieste, Milan, you name it. Turns out, South Tyrol really is different. There is something particularly stunning about [...]

A Vintage-Style British Afternoon Tea

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If someone who had never been to England were to make a montage of typically British experiences, I can just imagine what it might involve (cue a mish-mash of red phone booths, getting caught in the rain and bumping into the Queen, Kate and Will or David Beckham on your way to the shops). However, there are two stereotypes that maybe do hit a little close[...]

Berlin's best ice-cream parlors

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It is June, so summer is finally here - at least if you live in the northern hemisphere. It might not seem like summer has reached all of Europe yet; just yesterday I asked my flatmate if she wanted to turn the heating back on, and a few days ago I dug up the old winter boots to battle the rain - Glasgow, I love you anyways. But, I know deep down in my heart[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Local NYC Eats

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In New York each week seems to bring on a new tidal wave of restaurants that fight to become the city’s best. Whether embracing the latest ‘farm-to-table’ trend, pushing the limits of molecular gastronomy or exploring the world of ‘urban foraging,’ New York restaurants, like its people, will make it anywhere if they can survive here. The following res[...]

16 Dutch Foods You Must Try

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Before we get started on the different Dutch foods you have to try during a visit to my adopted country of the Netherlands, I would like to ask you to undertake a little exercise. Raise your right hand to the side of your neck, keep it upright and flat as if you're about to karate chop into your collarbone. Then wave it around a bit by your ear and say the w[...]

Fashion and Food - Antwerp's Top 10

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Some places you instantly like even if you arrive tired and, in my case with Antwerp, wet. Antwerp is one of these cities where I felt instantly at home and felt that while 48 hours was enough to get a good overview, I would like to return very soon with more time to explore in depth. As I was on a food and family expedition that my brother had organised, I[...]

A delicious weekend in Antwerp

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My brother Stephan and I are sixteen years apart in age and haven't lived in the same city since I was three and he lanky teenager. Needless to say it took some readjusting and getting to know each other when I moved to his city, Hamburg, last May. While this may sound odd, I wasn't quite sure if I liked my brother. You are supposed to love your siblings, bu[...]

Where to get Brunch in Charleston, South Carolina

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New York City and San Francisco certainly might have the most brunch joints per capita, but I like to think that Charleston, South Carolina takes the title of “Ultimate Best Brunch” in the USA. You won’t find national chain restaurants on the peninsula – almost every dining establishment in the area is locally-owned and grown, making Charleston’s brunch cuis[...]

10 British Foods I Miss (And You Should Try)

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I haven't lived in the UK for more than a few months since 2011. That's a bit of a long time. While there are many things I don't miss - the way rain is drawn to that country like a magnet, the dire TV options on a Saturday night (bring back Blind Date and The Generation Game, I say!), and how last orders still seems to come before 11.30pm in most pubs - I d[...]