For more than half a century, Paul Theroux has been traversing continents – often overland by way of ‘old buses’ and ‘beaten-up trains’ – extolling the virtues of striking out on your own.
Nick Frost has explored Pembrokeshire, Israel and Sweden. But forget museums — he’s only interested in the food.
David Gandy is London’s hottest inhabitant; he talks about browsing for antiques in Lillie Road, shopping for ties in Carnaby Street and having dinner in Eight over Eight.
Golden boy Ben Ainslie talks Olympic Games, new teams and how he’d like to meet London Mayor Boris Johnson.
British adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen is best known for his approach to expeditions which is to forgo all modern backup.
Two Michelin starred, Nottingham-based chef Sat Bains is the colossus of the modern tasting menu.
TV comedian and journalist Dom Joly talks about travel, writing books and Scotch eggs at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand.
Uri Yirmias was once a deep-sea diver. His unusual career path has also seen him undertake a 10-year stint as a buyer for the UN and sell homemade ice-cream across Europe.
In Brazil’s old capital of Salvador, chef and restauranteur Tereza Paim serves the food of her beloved Bahia region, to much acclaim.
A chief supporter of the Scotch egg movement, Tom Parker Bowles believes it is one of the world’s great combinations: “pig meat, fat and blood, fried up into something so decadently porcine that my arteries began to creak.”
For a chef who is commonly referred to as “the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef”, Kerry Simon has a rare and spiritual Zen. He is a far cry from the moniker given to him by Rolling Stone magazine in the early nineties.
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.