Food & Drink

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[...]

How to Make the Perfect Pad Thai

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I’ve got a whole lot of love for Thailand. I’ve also got a whole lot of love for eating nice things. Combine the two and it’s a match made in food heaven! As any backpacker that’s travelled on a shoestring will agree, finding an abundance of mouth-watering food for a price that’s, (quite literally), cheaper than chips, feels like striking gold when you’re ou[...]

The 5 Best Vegan Eateries in Prague

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Ten years ago options for veggie dining in Prague were nearly non-existent. When I committed to visiting a month ago I figured I would have a hard time finding vegan fare. After only a few minutes of research, however, it became apparent that Prague could not only accommodate my love of greens, but that it had more options than I could possibly sample during[...]

The Top Melbourne & Sydney Breakfast Spots

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I'm not going to lie, I am a breakfast addict. I love it. It gets me out of bed in the morning and adds the sunshine into my morning even if I wake up to the traditional UK weather. Being a newly returning Brit from Australia, not only is the rainy and cold weather getting me down, but so is the cafe culture. The cafes and breakfast spots in Australia blew m[...]

How to make the perfect Paella

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Spaniards beware - a Brit is about to share with you a recipe for paella and if by the end of this you are left fuming and culturally outraged then please share with us below your secret family recipes! But in my defence (here I am apologising before I've even mentioned the word rice) I am a big paella lover who has eaten her fair share, and if I'm honest I [...]