Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

In Courmayeur, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, family meals are hearty affairs, involving plenty of cheese and suitably mountainous portions of carbonara and focaccia. Pull up a chair — dinner is served.

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

Breaking bread: dining the Maltese way, where bread takes centre stage

Bakeries in Malta aren’t just where loaves are made and sold; they’re where meals are brought to be slow-cooked ahead of family gatherings, at which every bite is savoured and everyone fights for the last scraps of bread and gravy.

Breaking bread: dining with the Di Meo family in Scauri, Italy

In the seaside town of Scauri, 100 miles from Rome, the Di Meo family produce all they need to dine like gourmets. Be it succulent beef rolls, tender mozzarella or homemade wine, it's all served with Italian hospitality — and a slice of wild cherry tart.

Breaking bread: coastal cuisine and family feasts in Tunisia

From perfectly prepped couscous to generous helpings of harissa, Tunisian cuisine is all about colour, flavour and abundance. In the coastal town of Nabeul, a family meal becomes a feast when guests are involved — and extra helpings are inevitable.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Breaking bread: eating with a Kayasth family in Delhi

India's Kayasth people sit outside the caste system, their culture and cuisine crossing religious and class divides. In Delhi, the Chandra family throws plenty of its own andaz — personal style — into the mix.

Breaking bread: going Dutch with the Hendrikx family in The Hague

In the city of The Hague the fish is fresh, the mussels intense, the pancakes traditional, and — at the home of the Hendrikx family — the welcome extremely warm.

Breaking bread: sticking to culinary traditions in Dubrovnik

While many Croatians are turning away from traditional cooking, the Papaks still gather at their Dubrovnik home to enjoy meals made a distinctly local way — buried in embers.

Beirut and beyond: why I can't wait to travel in Lebanon again

Before the pandemic, Lebanon’s star was rising; its mountains, vineyards and Roman ruins were capturing the attention of British tour operators and travellers alike. In the wake of the devastating explosion in Beirut’s port in August 2020, Sam McManus, managing director of YellowWood Adventures, reflects on a memorable, month-long trip last year, and makes a case for the return of tourism.

Join us for our Great Italian Food Journey with Aldo Zilli – 24 November 2020

National Geographic Traveller, in association with the Italian National Tourist Board, is teaming up with Aldo Zilli for a fantastic live online event.

Meet the instagrammer: @isabeleats on Mexican-American cuisine

We’re following Isabel Orozco-Moore, a Mexican-American food blogger and photographer based in Oklahoma City.

Photo story: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

The vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe.

Five things you need to know about travel insurance in the age of coronavirus

With much of the world declared off-limits in recent months by the UK government, and travel corridor confusion ever present, insurance companies are starting to offer policies for those determined to keep travelling during the pandemic.

A cultural journey through Coimbra, the former Portuguese capital

The old city rises from the banks of the Mondego River to the lofty heights of its hilltop university, Coimbra’s beating heart. Ascend its cobbled streets to find history, art and architecture peeping around every corner.

A local's guide to Sicilian gastronomy

Food is done a little differently on Italy’s largest island. One local explains the principal flavours, and shares the restaurants not to miss.

My life in food: Romesh Ranganathan on Ethiopian cuisine, bizarre food experiences and his mum’s top-secret spice blend

The comedian talks all things culinary, from falling in love with coconut sambal in Sri Lanka to why he’ll never take photographs of his dinner.

Three Indonesian recipes from Lara Lee's Coconut and Sambal cookbook

These three recipes — chicken nasi goreng, spiced corn fritters and lamb martabak — are all from from Lara Lee's debut cookbook, which she describes as a love letter to her Indonesian heritage.

How to spend 14 hours in Osaka

From visiting one of the country's most recognisable landmarks to sipping a Japanese brew, here's what not to miss in this metropolis.

The complete guide to exploring Greenwich, London

Head to this nautical nook in the southeast of the capital for parkland walks, riverside pubs and centuries of history on the high seas.

The ultimate hotel guide to Kuala Lumpur

With its buzzing neighbourhoods and glittering skyline, Malaysia’s ever-changing capital is home to some of the most affordable five-star stays in the world.

Photo gallery: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

Magenta, yellow, crimson, blue — the vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura, in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh, some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe

Food writer Fuschia Dunlop on Sichuan's firey cuisine

The writer and author of The Food of Sichuan explores the unique flavours of this Chinese province and recommends her three favourite restaurants in its capital, Chengdu. 

Discover the culture and climate of the Arctic at a major new British Museum exhibition

The land of the midnight sun takes centre stage in a major new exhibition at London’s British Museum.

Three alternative Italian weekend escapes

With so many lakes, mountains and UNESCO-listed sites, Italy has no shortage of stunning locations to while away a few days. These oft-overlooked spots promise a unique break.

My life in food: Kate Bosworth on cheeseburgers, Spanish cuisine and learning to cook for a family

The American actor shares her culinary passions, from eating out in Barcelona to her signature roasted broccoli recipe.

Awakening Celtic legends on a road trip along Wales' Coastal Way

Snaking down the western coast of Wales from the windblown Llŷn Peninsula in the north to the city of St Davids in the south, follow a path of Arthurian myth and Bronze Age mystery along Cardigan Bay.

Cookbook author Lara Lee on Indonesian cuisine

We talk to Australian-born food writer Lara Lee whose debut cookbook offers a culinary love letter to Indonesian dishes that, as she explains, rely on a delicate balance of flavours, textures and ingredients.