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Anne Banas
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Editor of BBC Travel (BBC.com/Travel), pastry chef, local foods enthusiast
Editor of BBC Travel (BBC.com/Travel), pastry chef, local foods enthusiast

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The days of boiled vegetables and stodgy puddings are long gone. London now ranks as one of the world's top food cities, and its menu is endless. Like an immersion blender, the city melds flavors from a diverse range of cultures (from around 70 different countries and regions), allowing you to taste the world in a matter of hours. 
#london   #culinary   #culinarytravel   #londonfoodtour   #foodtour   #brixton   #eastend  
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/cool-london-eats-tale-of-two-tantalizing-culinary-tours.html?id=23014175

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If you're aware of the euro weakening considerably against the dollar in recent months, you've likely contemplated a trip to Europe. But one question remains: In which destinations will your dollar go the absolute furthest? Read on to find out:

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/7-european-countries-where-your-dollar-will-go-further.html?id=1008 #europe   #euro   #eurozone   #greece   #portugal   #latvia   #lithuania   #spain   #slovenia   #italy  

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You've heard of Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, but do you know about Fat Thursday? In Poland, it's a special day dedicated to eating sweets forbidden during Lent, especially doughnut-like pączki (pronounced "paunch-ki"). 

#doughnuts   #poland   #food   #travel   #easterholiday   #lent2015   #holidays2015   #baking   #bakingrecipe  

http://www.sweetsource.kitchen/recipes-blog/2015/3/29/polish-pczki-with-plum-butter

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Like many other shops and stalls before it, Bread Ahead has added a new chapter to Borough Market's culinary history book. Here, on the southern end of London Bridge, food "traders"—the butcher, the baker, and the aged English cheddar maker—have been hawking and selling for more than 1,000 years, keeping a tantalizing legacy alive. #London   #market   #food   #culinarytravel   #cheese   #gelato   #sustainablefood  
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/borough-market-food-lover-paradise-in-central-london.html?id=22437888

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Breezy and unpretentious—and largely undiscovered by U.S. travelers—this group of French islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea is perhaps best known for its French-Creole gastronomy, but it's equally enchanting for its carefree beaches, painted villages, colorful festivals, and majestic, misty volcano.

#guadeloupe   #travel   #frenchcaribbean   #caribbean   #food   #islands   #tropical   #caribbeantravel   #caribbeanlife  

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/guadeloupe-the-french-caribbean-best-kept-secret-for-now.html?id=22342134

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Wondering what's on the menu for 2015? From cutting-edge ingredients (insects and invasive seafood) to going back to the basics (foraging and communal tables), today's chefs and food purveyors are finding new ways to feed people's passion for food, enabling them to feast their way around the world.

So head off the eaten path and look out for these hot food trends in your travels this year. #culinarytravel   #foodtrends2015   #foodtrends   #travel   #sharingeconomy   #foraging  

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/hottest-food-trends-for-travelers-in-2015.html?id=978&all=1

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As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is, unsurprisingly, a gastronomic paradise. But when you add in a fusion of Creole, African, and Indian culinary influences, the West Indian archipelago becomes unmistakably Caribbean.

And whether you indulge in exotic fruits and spices, cod fritters with an addictive "dog" sauce, or potent rum cocktails, you'll surely be treated to a memorable tropical feast.

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/taste-of-the-caribbean-a-culinary-tour-of-guadeloupe.html?id=941&all=1

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With memories of Iceland's disruptive Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced eye-a-fyat-la-jo-kult) volcano still burning in our collective memory, one might approach the country's recent volcanic rumblings with trepidation. But unlike in 2010 when Eyjafjallajökull's billowing ash cloud stopped air traffic, the latest eruption—this time from Bárðarbunga—is encouraging it.

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/nature-in-action-flying-over-iceland-hottest-new-attraction.html?id=20554154

#holuhraun   #Iceland   #volcanoeruption   #bardarbunga  

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Rich in maritime heritage and bountiful soils, the towns and fishing villages of Penobscot Bay make up an idyllic destination that is both seafaring and earthbound. From shanty to gourmet, restaurant menus highlight farm-fresh produce as much as lobster, while local wineries and inns offer culinary surprises unique to Maine. Tall ships and lighthouses are ready and waiting for when the sea inevitably beckons.

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/penobscot-bay-maine-from-the-land-to-the-sea-in-photos.html?id=838

#penobscotbay   #maine   #rocklandmaine   #travel   #food   #sailing  
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