The facts about food miles

Finally, there’s the distance that we travel to buy our food. For example, if you regularly drive to large, out-of-town supermarkets, the miles add up. In fact, each of us travels around 135 miles a year in the car to do our food shopping. (Given that over 50 per cent of the population doesn’t own a …

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How to transport food safely

Home-cooked food is a holiday highlight and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as rustling up a sumptuous meal with little more than a can opener, a camping stove and a smattering of utensils. But if you’re planning to travel with food this summer, it’s worth taking a look at our top 10 tips for transporting food safely – summer heat and a lack of equipment may otherwise lead to a

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Best reusable travel cups on test 2021

This travel mug has a lot going for it: the rubberised outer is completely cool to touch and easy to grip, the base is non-slip, and it comes in three sizes: 200ml, 360ml and 500ml. The smallest of these, which is the one we tested, is ideal for owners of pod-style coffee machines , as this cup fits perfectly.

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Best portable BBQs 2020 – travel, bucket and tabletop

Portable barbecues are a convenient middle ground between hefty grills and disposable trays. Here's our pick of the best travel, bucket and tabletop BBQs, tried and tested. This page was updated in August 2020. Portable barbecues make life easier for the space-constrained and gardenless. They also

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Top 10 foods to try in Mexico

Katja Gaskell is a freelance travel writer living in Mexico City. She has co-authored numerous travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, scoured boutique hotels for Mr & Mrs Smith and is the co-founder of globetotting.com, a family travel website.

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Top 10 foods to try in Switzerland

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Advertisement Whether you’re visiting Switzerland to enjoy an activity holiday on the slopes or are plumping for a European city break, a trip is a great opportunity to indulge in some seriously indulgent feasting.

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Top 10 foods to try in Spain

Whether you're on a city break in Barcelona or Madrid, or you've plumped for a countryside or coastal retreat, Spanish food is full of flavour and character. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. From tasty

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Top 10 foods to try in Argentina

A trip to Argentina is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some serious feasting, including sampling some of the country's legendary steak. Make sure to seek out these traditional dishes. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they

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The best thermos flasks and insulated cups 2021

This easy-to-grip travel mug with a slightly raised, soft-feel outer surface is a sound investment if you’re looking to keep drinks warm for yourself. It has a sleek appearance and comes loaded with practical features. We liked the push button on the lid – push it in to drink from it, …

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Best reusable straws 2021, tried and tested

Reusable drinking straws made from metal, plastic and bamboo are a sustainable alternative to single-use straws. As we move away from disposable options, we round up the best eco-friendly straws. We’ve picked products we think you’ll love and may earn commission from links on this page. Read

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Best UK foodie holidays

The Lakes Distillery in Cockermouth, is a must-visit for whisky, gin and vodka fans. Go for a tour of the impressive site (one hour from £12.50) and have lunch at the Bistro afterwards. The menu changes seasonally but expect lunch platters, croque monsieur with …

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Top 10 foods to try in Croatia

5 foodie travel tips Try a tavern. Locals won’t be surprised if you stop them and ask for their favourite local konobas (taverns) – casual establishments where you’ll find some of the most authentic cuisine. Try simply grilled fish drizzled with piquant Istrian olive oil and garnished with parsley, paired with a …

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Top 10 traditional Greek foods to try

Steeped in history and lapped by the Mediterranean sea, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. Sample them in a traditional Greek dish along with a glass of ouzo. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are

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Top 10 foods to try in San Sebastián

The coastal city of San Sebastián is a dream gastronomic destination. MasterChef: The Professionals winner and author Ash Mair talks us though 10 must-try dishes. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. All

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10 things to eat in Lyon and Beaujolais

5 foodie travel tips. Explore the Beaujolais wine route. Driving routes wind through scenic countryside and medieval villages, with vineyard tours and cellar tastings along the way. For a map of the route, visit beaujolaisvignoble.com. Most of the wine in the region is produced from the gamay grape, but forget Beaujolais Nouveau — the older

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Berghoff portable barbecue review

Overall score: 3.5/5. Available from: Amara (£149) Amazon (£162.75) The Berghoff Portable Barbecue won’t ever replace a traditional full-sized barbecue, but there is certainly place for it in many homes. If you like camping, picnics, or are heading off to summer festivals …

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10 foods to try in South Korea

Discover a taste of South Korea with our essential must-try list of dishes. Treat your tastebuds to a hearty bibimbap or a traditional bulgogi barbecue Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Probably the best

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Top 10 foods to try in Kerala

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Advertisement Foreign influence on the cuisine of Kerala is marked, with each religion from Muslims to Syrian Christians developing their own cuisine and style of preparation.

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Top 10 foods to try in South Africa

Get more holiday inspiration and expert advice from our travel hub. Don’t leave South Africa without eating: 1. Biltong & droewors. Dry curing was a method used to preserve meat by the indigenous tribes of South Africa before fridges were invented. Usually made from beef or game, such as springbok, biltong (a thinly sliced, air-dried meat

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Best restaurants in Nottingham

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Explore Nottingham’s eclectic range of restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs, showcasing both classic dishes and international cuisines.

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Best restaurants in Oxford

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. The Magdalen Arms Casual dining. On a Saturday night, it feels like all of Oxford has made a beeline for this rustic yet chic gastropub to feast on generous platters of whole shoulder of lamb. Sister pub to The Anchor

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Best places to eat in Exeter

Along with its rich history, the cathedral city of Exeter offers visitors unique bakes, fresh seafood, hand-roasted coffee and even south Indian curries. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. With the

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The health benefits of cherries

Nutritional benefits of cherries. Cherries are a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. They are also well known for their antioxidant properties. A portion of 14 cherries counts as one of your five-a-day.

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Top 10 foods to try in Goa

3 more travel tips. 1. Drink kokum. Kokum, a plant in the mangosteen family is found in the coastal areas of western India. Its ruby-coloured fruits are juiced as well as dried, and used to sour fish and prawn curries in Goan cuisine. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, kokum juice is …

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Best coffee grinders 2021 – electric and hand-held

ROK GrinderGC – best large hand grinder. Expensive, yes – but the ROK Grinder GC is also a thing of beauty that you’d want to keep on display. Crafted from cast aluminium and complete with a bamboo cup for collecting coffee grounds, this was the most comfortable hand grinder to use by far.

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Best places to eat in Cheltenham

The Coconut Tree is the brainchild of five Sri Lankans who grew up together in Colombo, then all wound up in Croydon when they moved to the UK. They soon moved to Cheltenham, and spent every evening for six months converting a knackered boozer into The Coconut Tree, a restaurant serving Sri Lankan street food in blue-and-white enamelware.

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10 best cool boxes, bags and baskets for summer 2021

Best all-round cool box: Outwell Ecocool slate grey cool box 24l, £65. Best space-saving cool bag: Mobicool 12V thermoelectric 32l cool bag MB32, £57.95. Best mid-range cool box: Halfords 24l electric coolbox, £65. Best cool box for carrying large quantities: Coleman 50 QT wheeled xtreme cooler, £98.95.

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Top 10 foods to try in Morocco

Sample the aromatic and spicy food of North Africa by taking a trip to Morocco, a vibrant country with strong traditions and a diverse landscape of bustling cities, mountain ranges and arid deserts. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the

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Top 10 foods to try in Japan

With its stunning landscapes and strong cultural identity, Japan is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination that's home to some deliciously fresh cuisine. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. If you think

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Top 10 foods to try in Iceland

Forget fermented shark and fiery schnapps. Discover some of the best seafood and lamb in the Nordic region with our guide to eating and drinking in Iceland. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. If you think

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Top 10 foods to try in Scotland

Planning a trip to Scotland? Don't leave without sampling these top 10 must-try dishes and drinks, including haggis, fresh lobster and a dram of whisky. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Whether you’re

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Best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon

Discover BBC Good Food's favourite restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon. Find where to get the best eats for every budget and check out our top cafés, bars and foodie hotspots. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling

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50 best eco-friendly and sustainable gifts 2021

Bambu bamboo travel utensil set with cotton pouch. For an eco-friendly, plastic-free set of reusable cutlery this one by Bambu ticks all the boxes. The fork, knife and spoon are each made from organic bamboo and slip inside a cork travel pouch. Each element is natural, plastic-free, biodegradable and sustainable so for a low-impact present that

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The best restaurants in Padstow

Padstow is home to both BBC chef Rick Stein and chef Paul Ainsworth, and boasts top cream teas, super-fresh seafood and great pubs with local wines and beers. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. All

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Top 10 destinations for foodies 2020

Backed by vast agricultural land, this seaside city serves up veggies that often travel farm-to-fork in the same day. In recent years, Tel Aviv has upped its game to become the world’s self-designated vegan capital, with slick vegan coffee shops, and local chains such …

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Top 10 foods to try in Hong Kong

Top 10 dishes to try. Yuanyang tea. Hong Kong-style milky tea mixed with instant coffee. A riff on Hong Kong milk tea this is THE essential drink at cha chaan tengs (Hong Kong-style cafés). Pineapple bun. Not actually very pineappley, but a soft pillowy sweet bread roll topped with a crunchy sugary top.

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Best restaurants in Chester

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Chester is a sparkling gem of a city in the north-west of England, founded by the Romans in 79 AD when they decided it was a perfect place to build a fort.

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Top 10 foods to eat in Laos

Explore our favourite dishes from the Southeast Asian country of Laos. Don't leave without trying these aromatic salads, perfectly spiced noodles and much more. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. All

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Best places to eat in Cumbria and the Lake District

Dinner from £45. L’Enclume. Best for: Special occasions. Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-star flagship in a former blacksmith’s in Cartmel is a world-class restaurant. Rogan’s early avant-garde ideas and theatrical flourishes have been folded into a more natural, ingredient-led style inspired by his 12-acre farm.

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The top foods to try in Paris

11. Croque-monsieur. Most brasseries and cafés in Paris offer non-stop service, and a staple of their menu is the croque-monsieur, an oozy and crisp grilled ham and cheese sandwich usually moistened by a touch of béchamel sauce. If you’re extra hungry, get the croque-madame, which adds a …

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10 things to eat and drink in the Philippines

The Philippines is an exciting travel destination full of culinary diversity. Discover our top 10 must-try dishes on your next trip to a tropical island. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. All recommendations

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The best foodie experiences UK

Take your pick from our favourite food experiences, from gin tasting to Scandi baking or sharpening up your knife skills. The perfect gift for a foodie. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Cost: £195 for a

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Cold desserts BBC Good Food

Strawberry tart with lavender & honey cream. Rating: 4 out of 5. Delicate lavender and honey cream is the perfect accompaniment to a slice or two of this sumptuous summer dessert. Assemble the tart just before serving to prevent soggy pastry.

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Top 10 destinations for foodies 2019

Discover BBC Good Food's top 10 destinations for food lovers to visit in 2019. Tick these fabulous foodie countries off your travel bucket list. Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Planning the ultimate foodie

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Best places to eat in Cardiff

Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Cardiff’s food scene is seriously raising its game, with a variety of new restaurants and must-visit venues.

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Top 10 foods to try in Singapore

5 foodie travel tips. Eat local. Even if you’re not on a budget, don’t miss out on the experience of going to a hawker centre. There are many of these buzzing food halls with stalls each specialising in a limited range of dishes (sometimes just one). This is where you’ll find truly authentic, local specialities such as chicken rice, satay

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Best restaurants in Norwich

In East Anglia’s medieval city you’ll find daringly modern food, from insect-garnished salads to haute cuisine barbecue crisps and mammoth breakfast toasties! Travellers are advised to read the FCO travel advice at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the country they are travelling to. Peek into

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