Dining Around the Globe
As time permits and information is obtained we will compile a list of our favourite eateries and articles about region tastes!
General Food Travel News
|The world's most Halal friendly holiday destinations?||How to avoid Endangered Species ending up on your dinner plate|
|Food Faux Pas: simple things you're doing wrong while eating Asian food||Restaurant Review Websites|
|World Food Taboos||Airport Hotels for Food Lovers|
|Best Airline Snack Food||Gourmet Airline Food|
Unique Restaurants of the World
|Griechenbeisl: Vienna's Oldest Inn||Oldest Restaurant in Europe? Operating since 803?|
|Classic 19th Century Brasserie in Paris||Classic lake side cafe/brasserie attached to the Famous Beau Rivage Hotel Lausanne Switzerland|
|Chartier Paris -grumpy waiter and simple food and you have queues to get in!|
|Alaska||Kenya||Sinai Desert Bedouin|
|Armenian Cuisine||Melaka and Peranakan Cuisine||South Australia|
|Belgium||Mediterranean Sushi & Susci Italy||South Africa|
|British Breakfast||Mexico||Sri Lanka|
|Budapest Dining a real Gem!!!!||Mongolian Food|
|China Vegetarian||New Zealand||Tasmania|
|Darjeeling||Oman||Thailand Street Food|
|Egypt||Organic Treats in Istanbul||Traditional Easter Fare in Italy|
|Emilia Romangna Italy||Palermo Street Food video - Italy||The Melons of central Asia|
|Estonia||Piedmont Italy||The truth about Indian Curry|
|Finnish Food||'Plov' - the classic food of Uzbekistan||Tropical dining Raratonga - Cook Island Sth Pacific|
|Japanese Food||Polynesian Food|
|Jordan Food||Russian Food|
|Eurochocolate festival of Perugia||Melbourne & Its Food Festivals|
|Naples Pizza Festival||Russian Cucumber Festival|
|'Unusual' Food Festivals!'|
Hotels to Dine For
|Bangkok Sukhothai, Celadon|
|Shangrila Kuala Lumpur|
|Windamere Hotel Darjeeling India|
Food and Community Development
We have started this new list. Restaurants or food providers that combine their business with community development.
and Butter Project
Inspirational project. You can almost smell the bread through your screen!
Melbourne - Lentil as Anything - As far as this editor knows this 'financial concept' is unique to these 3 venues? Pay what you think the meal was worth; Staff have high percentage of new immigrants so that they get paid training in hospitality. They also add their culinary traditions to the kitchen which make for some great meals - as tested by this editor!
|According to Gourmet magazine editor, revolting food is the new cool. A gustatory exploration of the world's more repugnant menu items could include such enticing items asthe North American jellied moose noose. You can then move on to Thailand's bat soup, or Hong Kongs bird spit hors d'oeuvres. Next time you are in Bali check that your barista is up with the lates trends and try a latte made from coffee beans pre-digested by a native mammal. A hotel in Dawson City, Yukon has been exploiting the concept of 'revolting' since the 1970's when they began serving the 'Sourtoe'. This is a cocktail (at $500 a go) where the 'olive on a stick' is replaced by an entire mummified toe. Their toe-hold in the shock food industry took a dive this year when a tourist swallowed the famous appendage in a single gulp of whiskey. The bar is now advertising on its website for a replacement toe.|
Restaurants with Local Music
Jazz is the scene here at Bar 21. Also the view, one of those roof top venues!
See details about Lentil as Anything - above
Walking tours based around food! Think about it, you justify the food intake by the energy output related to the walking! Ideal situation! Don't listen to 50 year old stories about London's food, they are wrong! This editor found this to be the case when he lived there throughout the 1980's. Yes there were the 'greasy truckie breakfast places' and the horrific motorway restaurant stops with deep fried cutlery included, but I have found such things throughout the world! Anyway here is a great little tour to indulge!
A delightful way to
discover food and wine in Paris while visiting the city. The Bustronome
is a high-end double decker bus. You will discover the most beautiful
views of Paris as well as the best of its gastronomy. The Bustronome
stands out thanks to its exceptional panoramic glass terrace, offering
360° striking views across the French capital.
Rungis Wholesale Market Paris
Rungis is the Paris
wholesale market and is where chefs and specialist suppliers come to
find the finest, ingredients. It is on the southern fringes of Paris
(about 11km from the centre), opens at midnight and is closed by 7am.
This is the world’s largest wholesale market covering 2.3 sq km. It is
so big that it has its own train station and motorway exit. The Pavilion
de la Chasse (the Game Hall) and the Triperie (n intestinal festival)
Aviation Themed Restaurants and Cafes
Cooking Schools and Classes
|Cookiteca captures a
growing interest in tourists for cuisine and especially Mediterranean
foods. Learning to cook and experience-based stays are all the rage.
There are various courses on offer at this company’s four workshops.
Other cooking courses are offered at the downtown Cook and Taste and
also Espai Boisŕ, which only uses organic produce.
|Middle Eastern Classes Melbourne
Italy: Great opportunities to learn cooking in small houses using this cooperative.
Food Blogs and Articles
wise woman once said "I am not a glutton, but an explorer of food".
EatTheWalk blog spot - a sumptuous read. Majority Asian restaurants as bloggers are Singapore based.
|Here is a great food blog. The author is located in Penang and we all know what Penang has - great food!|
|RussianSeason.net is a food blog run by two Russian-speaking women - a mother (Natalia) and a daughter (Alina) - living in Latvia. Natalia is a professional artist and Alina is the co-owner of a web directory of Russian-speaking businesses in Europe. We both cook and Alina writes posts and takes photos. In our blog you'll find a range of (mostly tweaked&adapted) recipes from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and former USSR.|
|Slow Food - Important for regional tourism|
Travel for Foodies Blog
Jodie's blog is about getting off the beaten track, with some creature comforts, the next meal planned and perhaps a beverage in hand. "Food to me is central to other parts of life," she says. "It transverses time zones and cultures and finds common ground. I love feeding people: bringing friends together and sharing our lives and stories
|Scotland claims Chicken Tikka
A chef from Scotland is claiming that he invented the Anglo-Indian curry dish, Chicken Tikka Masala. Channel News Asia reported that Ahmed Aslam Ali, whose family owns the Shish Mahal restaurant in Glasgow, claims that they concocted the first ever version of the popular dish back in the 1970s, and is now pressing the European Union to give it ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ status, alongside the likes of Champagne and Parma Ham. Chicken tikka masala is now as firmly embedded in British food folklore as fish and chips, but its origins remain unclear. Chefs in London and Birmingham also lay claim to the dish, with one restaurateur saying that he originally used a tin of tomato soup for the creamy sauce.
Weird Food A wonderful look at some TV identities tasting some outrageous food.