Canton Bern Food Tour (Emmenthal)

Canton Bern Food Tour The Swiss Canton of Bern is a beautifully diverse region of lakes, snow-covered craggy peaks (including the famous Eiger and Jungfrau), winding Alpine passes and lush valleys, such as the cheese-rich Emmenthal. Join me on a Swiss Food & Wine Tour including the Emmenthal & Bernese Oberland! It’s home to the […]

Top 5 Emilia-Romagna (regional guide)

Top 5 Emilia-Romagna “The people of Emilia-Romagna eat more, care more and talk more about food than anyone else in Italy,” says food writer Claudia Roden. And in my experience, she’s right! Join me on a Food & Wine Tourof this Delicious Italian Region! Emilia-Romagna stretches almost right across central-northern Italy, from the Adriatic coast […]

Top 5 Romagna Food & Wine Tour

Romagna Food & Wine Tour Emilia-Romagna may be one political region – but culturally it contains two very different territories. Emilia, in the northwest – home to the foodie cities of Parma, Modena and Bologna – draws most of the attention, while Romagna, in the southeast, remains relatively undiscovered. Join me on a Northern Italian […]

Top 5 Southern Italy (regional guide)

Top 5 Southern Italy While everything south of Rome is generally considered southern Italy, exactly where ‘the south’ starts depends on who you ask. Join my Italian Food & Wine Tours To Discover More Of The Real Italy The wife of a Calabrian once told me her husband ‘wasn’t southern’. Well of course not, there’s […]

Top 5 Provence

Top 5 Provence Salade Niçoise, le grande aioli, tapenade, ratatouille and the famous bouillabaisse of Marseille, Provence has much to offer food lovers. Add great weather, delicious pale rosé, colourful markets, beautiful scenery and fascinating ancient sites and you have all the makings of a splendid holiday. Here are five of the things I love […]

Top 5 Brittany (regional guide)

One of France’s most remote and intriguing regions, Brittany (Bretagne in French), is the rugged north-western tip of France jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. Prehistoric standing stones attest to its ancient past, while its local dialect, Breton (closely related to Cornish and Welsh), and its very name are a reminder that it was an outpost […]

Top 5 Southern Ireland (Kerry & Cork regional guide)

Counties Kerry and Cork, in the very south of Ireland, are routinely listed as the most beautiful parts of a country famous for magnificent scenery. There’s great produce too, from delicious raw milk cheeses to great fruit and veg and some special craft beers. The highlight of this region is the five southern peninsulas: beautiful […]

Top 5 Ireland’s Cliff Coast (Clare regional guide)

The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500km driving route along half of Ireland’s coastline; it’s far too much to tackle in one go, so is divided into more manageable sections like the southwest ‘Cliff Coast’. Sure, you’ll see the famous Cliffs of Moher with thousands of day-trippers, but Ireland’s Cliff Coast has so much more […]

Top 5 Jura (regional guide)

One of the less visited areas of France, Jura is a diverse landscape of plains, vineyard-clad hills and the rugged Jura Mountains, which it shares with neighbouring Switzerland. There’s some spectacular scenery and delicious food, but most exciting of all is the unique vin jaune (‘yellow wine’) that has made this region famous among oenophiles […]

Top 5 Barossa (regional guide)

Top 5 Barossa (regional guide) Australian wine areas don’t get much more iconic than the Barossa. Without getting into too much detail, the Barossa ‘wine zone’ is divided into two official ‘wine regions’: the cooler, higher Eden Valley in the east and the warmer Barossa Valley in the west; plus a small stretch further west […]

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