Some foodie delights are well-worth travelling the world for. Maybe your local delicacy has made the cut? Or your favourite feast has been missed from the list? Let's find out...
Afternoon tea at Bettys of Harrogate invokes a gentler, less-rushed era with a quintessentially British atmosphere and a classy brew.
Nothing quite beats cutting home-grown asparagus spears straight from the soil, just as you put on a pan of water to cook them.
Successfully mastering a marinated lamb cutlet on the BBQ and cooking the tender meat over charcoal is a male rite of passage.
Breakfast at London’s buzzy, old-world brasserie The Wolseley is an institution.
Fine Russian or Iranian beluga caviar is one of life’s little luxuries.
Catching your own mackerel to cook there and then on the beach is the stuff of every foraging foodie’s fantasy.
Chez Panisse – founded in Berkeley, California in 1980 – continues to set the standard for classy yet simple, earthy cooking.
Chocolate fondant pudding – are there many things more satisfying than cutting into its soft sponge and watching that rich molten centre ooze out?
Amid the roar of the crowd, the jingles that play on a home run, surrounded by pals, and above all thousands of baseball-mad Americans the taste of a hot dog is truly sublime.
Hot, fresh butter croissant direct from the ovens of a Parisian corner café with a steaming cup of coffee, while you sit and watch the hustle and bustle pass by.
Collect freshly laid eggs from a warm nest, set a pan over a simple fire and cook them.
Making a curry from scratch is a real revelation as you pound, grind or whizz up your own curry paste and the aromas take over the kitchen.
Rich and thick clotted cream is a simple must-have on any fruit scone.
Marinating or 'curing' raw fish is something everyone should try for themselves – it's simple and very tasty.
Mini-breaks by the sea are made for crab sandwiches or platters of seafood to share while boats bob up and down on the water and seabirds soar overhead.
Crisp light choux, oozy Chantilly cream and best-quality chocolate, there are few things more enjoyable than devouring a delicate éclair from a typically French boulangerie.
Fill a hamper with elderflower cordial, egg and cress sandwiches, sausage rolls and scones and find your nearest wild wood – very fairy tale.
Try picking ripe blackberries from a laden hedgerow you've stumbled upon during a family walk, plump and warm from a British summer sun.
Greengages – part of the European plum family and are rich, juicy and ripe which has become a somewhat forgotten culinary treasure.
Marrakech’s Jemaa el Fna Square is one of the world’s great meeting places where people congregate before grazing their way around stall-upon-stall of sizzling street food.
Whether on idyllic islands in Greece or little-known villages in Kosovo, cut straight from a hive, fresh honeycomb is a real treat. Honey like this – in its most natural state – can be eaten just as is. But it’s also delicious melted on hot toast.
More and more people are rediscovering the joy of baking homemade bread – a humble loaf can be baked in next to no time and fills your kitchen (or picnic basket) with incredible aromas.
Making your own ice cream is unexpectedly easy and very satisfying – the beauty being that you can create your own flavours as you go. Where better to learn the skill than in the birthplace of creamy, tempting gelato.
Discovering a patch of wild strawberries in a field or meadow is a real treat. Much smaller (but tastier!) than anything you’ll find in the shops, they’re tiny and magical with an intense sweetness.
A wine trail is a brilliant way to learn more about wine – and the country that produces it.
Scotch eggs are best enjoyed with a pint of British ale, as you savour the crisp coating, nicely seasoned sausage-meat and inner egg cooked just-so.
The Stag’s Head in Dublin is centuries-old and while once a stomping ground for iconic writer James Joyce, and used in many a movie, they also know how to pour the perfect Guinness for punters to enjoy.
Breakfast with the crack-of-dawn butchers of London’s Smithfield meat market is a secret, city experience for devotees of the Full English.
The capital city’s street food is the real deal: a melting pot of flavours that mixes Malay with Chinese and Indian in the sprawling food markets.
Each morning hundreds of different species of fish pass through Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market – the world’s biggest wholesale fish market and the perfect place to get the freshest sashimi and sushi.
What could be more British than fish and chips wrapped in paper and smothered in salt and vinegar, enjoyed while sat on a harbour wall?
At night, Madrid’s San Miguel Market transforms into a beautiful beacon for culinary connoisseurs, with a mass of tapas bars that open for the sole purpose of communal eating.
Bagpipes, Robbie Burns, cock-a-leekie soup, neeps and tatties and plenty of single malt – toasting a haggis on Burns Night is an institution of Scottish life.
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