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A Taste of Moscow

Russia's capital is now more visitor-friendly than ever, but for a true flavour of what's changing in the city, head to its restaurants.

Moscow today is nothing like the sullen Soviet metropolis of putt-putting Ladas and empty shelves it once was. It is a city of conspicuous abundance, of high-fashion boutiques and bullet-proof cars. It's difficult to think of another city that has undergone such a portentous shift from penury living and authoritarian rationing to luxuriant partying and fluent spending. This is a new Moscow. Something here, is happening.

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Corfu Can Do

The resourceful people of the Greek outpost of Corfu are refusing to be cowed by economic strife and are creating a food-lovers' paradise of barter and sustainability in their beautiful island home. 

"Oranges, lemons, figs, feta, honey, asparagus, garlic... it's all here," says Spiros Kaloudis. Gesturing to the tubs of local flower honey shortly to be used in the production of his Ionian Epos beer, he smiles proudly. 

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A Ballet Renaissance in Bordeaux

A city famous for its wine, Bordeaux has long held the attention of the elite. Once among the most celebrated operatic cities in Europe, it has transformed itself into a cultural metropolis. Since appointing Charles Jude as Director in 1996, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux has ushered in a new era of ballet and helped to shape the city’s now chic and sophisticated reputation within the Arts.

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British journalist David J Constable is interviewed about his article "Architecture, academia and the birthplace of democracy: Athens is the grandest open-air university in the world" and asked for his opinion on the pertinent topic of the Elgin Marbles.

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"I wondered whether it was this gracious an warmly spiri, this existence of impoverished families in a sticky paradise, that had originally captivated Brando. Back then the island was still largely rural, before the corporations moved in and the horizon lines were unblemished by hotels..."

"I wondered whether it was this gracious an warmly spiri, this existence of impoverished families in a sticky paradise, that had originally captivated Brando. Back then the island was still largely rural, before the corporations moved in and the horizon lines were unblemished by hotels..."

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SMASHING PLATES AND CHANGING ATTITUDES WITH MASSIMO BOTTURA

SMASHING PLATES AND CHANGING ATTITUDES WITH MASSIMO BOTTURA

THE PICASSO OF PASTRY: PIERRE HERME'S OBSESSION WITH FLAVOUR

THE PICASSO OF PASTRY: PIERRE HERME'S OBSESSION WITH FLAVOUR

CAST IRON CHEF SAT BAINS: THE COLOSSUS OF THE MODERN TASTING MENU

CAST IRON CHEF SAT BAINS: THE COLOSSUS OF THE MODERN TASTING MENU

WORLD'S BEST FEMALE CHEF 2017: ANA ROS

WORLD'S BEST FEMALE CHEF 2017: ANA ROS

THE ABORIGINAL INFLUENCED CUSINE OF NOMAD CHEF JOCK ZONFRILLO

THE ABORIGINAL INFLUENCED CUSINE OF NOMAD CHEF JOCK ZONFRILLO

THE LEGEND OF GAGGAN: ASIA'S NO. 1 RESTAURANT AND NO. 7 IN THE WOLRD. SO WHY IS IT CLOSING?

THE LEGEND OF GAGGAN: ASIA'S NO. 1 RESTAURANT AND NO. 7 IN THE WOLRD. SO WHY IS IT CLOSING?

Goodbye Gaggan

Gaggan in Bangkok made it to number seven in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2017. So why is it closing? Also … go now!

The Picasso of pastry

Exploring the amazing, strange and controversial flavours and techniques of the macaron maestro, Pierre Hermé

Couverture crack

The world has become hooked on the three-way marriage of sea salt, caramel and chocolate. London chocolatier Paul A. Young is the go-to candy man.

Ministry of Crab: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Food / Review

Where the Wild Things Are: Native, London

Food / Review

That's Your Allotment: Flat Three, London

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Relæ, Copenhagen

Food / Review

Two of Everything: Twins, Moscow

Food / Review

Ox, Belfast

Food / Review

Franklin restaurant: Hobart, Tasmania

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Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

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