The best croissant in Paris: the journey to awarding one patisserie the prestigious title

Flaky, fluffy and golden, the perfect croissant is a thing of beauty, but not all made the cut at the Concours du Meilleur Croissant de Grand Paris 2021. We take a look behind the scenes of a very French competition.

Seven of the best new UK restaurants to try in 2021

We highlight seven magnificent new restaurant openings in the UK, from a double-decker cheese barge on the Thames to a philanthropic Syrian restaurant run by a former Damascene restaurateur.
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Watch a young sperm whale dive in the winter seas off Norway

Andreas B. Heide, a free-diver and captain of the research vessel Barba captured this remarkably intimate footage of a young male sperm whale diving off the coast of Norway. Read the accompanying article here. 

How to spend a weekend in Anglesey, Wales

With unspoilt beaches and dramatic ruins, Wales’ largest island packs a punch. But delve deeper and discover a flourishing food scene at the heart of the country’s gourmet revolution.

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

Six of the best adventure tours in inland Spain, from lynx-spotting to lavender festivals

Stray from the coast and delve into the country's heartland, where a raft of natural, cultural and active experiences await.

Six of the best alternative Spanish city breaks, from Lugo to Logroño

Whether it’s for food or fiestas, Spain’s lesser-known cities are just as beguiling as the big-hitters.

Breaking bread: dining in a Danish commune

At Svanholm, Denmark’s largest commune, residents don’t just cook and eat together — they grow and rear the ingredients for their meals too. And the produce is so good it has top chefs from Copenhagen and beyond travelling here to buy it.

From my city to yours: legendary DJ Don Letts on London’s best musical hangouts

The Grammy award-winning musical maestro rose to fame after catalysing a fusion of the reggae and punk genres in 1970s London — and unifying their crowds. Here, he discusses the capital’s world-class music scene, and recommends his top hangouts.

A culinary guide to the eastern Algarve, Portugal

There’s a culinary revival underway in the eastern corner of this Portuguese region, as locals return to their roots to celebrate a rich bounty of produce, from land, salt marsh and sea.

Chefs Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick on their favourite Scottish seafood

Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick are founders of The Seafood Shack, a restaurant in the small fishing village of Ullapool on the northwest coast of Scotland, and co-authors of the book of the same name.

Four extravagant stays in the Loire Valley, France

Revamped palaces and arty treehouses await in France’s bucolic chateau country.

Meet the maker: the farmer reviving Vienna's passion for snails

In Vienna, Andreas Gugumuck is reviving a long-forgotten tradition by cultivating farm-to-fork snails

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