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Meghalaya: to the rainiest place & back

Written by FINLAY MIDDLETON Finlay Middleton explores the fertile valleys of the northeast Indian state Meghalaya. It was one of those soaring flights where landing seemed to go on forever. No sooner had the pilot pointed the nose of the plane down, than...
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Turkish stuffed aubergines

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 5 aubergines sunflower oil, for frying 2 large onions, thinly sliced 3 green peppers, thinly sliced 6 – 7 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 3 tomatoes, diced black pepper, to taste dried red chilli pepper flakes, to...
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Valentine’s day another way

Written by ELEANOR ROSS Love travel, hate the trite trips commonly pedalled as ‘romantic’? You’ll fall hard for Eleanor Ross’s alternative Valentine’s destinations. Couples walking hand in hand across the Seine with the Eiffel tower a backdrop...
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Mind your manners: China

Written by DOUGLAS BLYDE With Chinese New Year almost upon us, Douglas Blyde offers advice on eating etiquette in the realm of the Red Dragon. ‘A revolution is not a dinner party,’ wrote Chairman Mao Zedong. ‘It cannot be so refined, so leisurely...
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Salt cod and scrambled eggs

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 450g salt cod 7 tbsp olive oil 1½ kg potatoes, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks 1 onion, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 8 eggs salt and black pepper, to taste a handful of chopped fresh parsley black olives, to...
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A carnival of flavours

Written by HEIDI FULLER-LOVE In the madcap run-up to Lent, Andalucia’s carnival food is a riot of flavour and colour. Heidi Fuller-Love visits, and explores where else in the world to revel in February. Derived from the Latin ‘carne vale’ meaning...
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World hotels: February 2015

Written by HEIDI FULLER-LOVE Travel writer and gourmet globetrotter Heidi Fuller-Love tells you where to head right now - and why you should do so. The hotel review Atlanta: home to Coca-Cola, southern rap music and the world’s largest drive-in...
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Tales from the Foodish Boy

Global gourmand Alex Nazaruk shares highlights from a year spent cooking around the world; starting with finding the perfect pancake in China. Bánh xèo? Gözleme? Pannukakku? In America pancakes are made with buttermilk, drowned in maple syrup and...
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Beef bulgogi

INGREDIENTS 600g beef steak, thinly sliced For the marinade: 7 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 tbsp sugar or rice syrup 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced 1/2 an onion, crushed or...