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Kesra, Tunisia

Kesra, Tunisia

April 18, 2019

Perched on an altitude of nearly 1,000 metres, Kesra is a colourful, cheerful commune to visit in Tunisia. Chat with the residents and check out their meals of simple, satisfying produce, with everything from local olive oil, cheese and honey to fresh-off-the-tree fruits. 

Testour, Tunisia

Testour, Tunisia

April 15, 2019

With a population of fewer than 15,000, the hill village of Testour promises an engaging peek into rural Tunisian life. Its local fare is worth exploring too - buy some bread to pair with the traditional cheese, with wild-picked berries and fresh pomegranate juice for a satisfying refreshment.

Osteria Rabezzana, Turin, Italy

Osteria Rabezzana, Turin, Italy

April 13, 2019

Osteria Rabezzana's risotto is worth writing home about - cooked with chestnuts for extra crunch, seasoned with Raschera cheese for more savouriness, and sprinkled with chamomile powder for a boost of aroma.

Taverne Du Dauphine, Casablanca

Taverne Du Dauphine, Casablanca

April 11, 2019

Fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca is naturally one of Morocco's cities where seafood shines the brightest. Taverne Du Dauphine ranks among the most-respected seafood specialists, reputedly run by the same family since the 1950s, promising highlights from Casablanca and beyond, including Mor...

Essaouira Seafood, Morocco

Essaouira Seafood, Morocco

April 9, 2019

In any port city, the seafood is always the best bet for lunch - Essaouira in Morocco is no exception, with numerous stalls by the sea that ply customers with fresh fish, crustaceans and mollusks from the Atlantic.

Bhaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Nepal

Bhaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Nepal

April 6, 2019

South of Kathmandu, the Bhaleshwar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva is perched more than 2,500 metres above sea level, offering an astonishing perspective over the landscape that stretches to the mountains beyond. For Hindu festivals, devotees throng the temple and are fed by volunteers with simple m...

Kathmandu Street Food

Kathmandu Street Food

April 4, 2019

Kathmandu's tastiest street food might be bara, a savoury lentil pancake that's perfect with spiced potatoes. But there's plenty to relish on the sidewalks of Nepal's capital city, from super-spicy chhoyla grilled buffalo meat to yomari steamed rice flour dumplings stuffed with chaku sugarcane...

Golden Eyes Restaurant, Kathmandu

Golden Eyes Restaurant, Kathmandu

April 2, 2019

Overlooking Kathmandu's Boudhanath spherical stupa, Golden Eyes is a convenient perch for a bird's eye perspective of this Buddhist monument - the food promises a worthwhile peek into local cuisine too; start with a sandheko walnut salad, followed by the thali lunchtime rice set of typical Nepale...

Grillmarkadurinn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Grillmarkadurinn, Reykjavik, Iceland

March 31, 2019

Reykjavik's favourite grill specialist does great work with domestic meat, prepared through recipes that complement classical breeding and hunting with contemporary cooking - horse tenderloin steaks, smoked puffin with pickled blueberries, as well as chicken and pork ribs from local Icelandic farms.

Barbakan, Warsaw, Poland

Barbakan, Warsaw, Poland

March 27, 2019

Time-honoured recipes seize centre stage at Barbakan: Polish-style steak tartare, zurek soup with sausage and hard-boiled eggs in a sour rye bread bowl, as well as Warsaw's omnipresent rustic staple of pierogi dumplings stuffed with minced pork and crowned with crackling, washed down with hot wine.

Kontakt, Bratislava, Slovakia

Kontakt, Bratislava, Slovakia

March 25, 2019

Aiming to remake Grandma's cooking for the 21st century, Kontakt is a pleasant place in Slovakia's historical capital of Bratislava for a lunch of poached catfish with curd cheese dumplings, potatoes and marinated beetroot. Grandma raised these kids well. 

Wine & Tapas del Duero, Barcelona

Wine & Tapas del Duero, Barcelona

March 23, 2019

This one-man shop is a worthwhile spot in Barcelona for sampling Spanish wines, with hour-long tasting flights offered, coupled with simple tapas and hams. 

Cafe des Delices, Tunisia

Cafe des Delices, Tunisia

March 21, 2019

Perched in blue and white over the Gulf of Tunis, Cafe des Delices is a popular spot for relaxing and sipping on mint tea saturated with whole almonds in Sidi Bou Said, the coastal Tunisian town that has long been known as an enclave for artists.

Le Rocher Bleu, Tunisia

Le Rocher Bleu, Tunisia

March 18, 2019

Perched atop Tunisia's tranquil hill town of Takrouna, Le Rocher Bleu is a beautiful art-focused cafe where visitors can sip on mint tea speckled with pine nuts while admiring an array of paintings, photographs and handicraft.

Gesumin, Como, Italy

Gesumin, Como, Italy

March 16, 2019

Gesumin has been pulling in Como's crowds since 1976 with temptations like potato gnocchi with cheese fondue and black truffles - a perfect lunchtime treat before or after exploring the lake.