Culinary history and foodie experiences.

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Uncover the hidden history behind your favourite foods and drinks, read culinary stories from unusual destinations and learn how the dishes we cook are integral to our history, culture and identity.

From Georgian Khinkali and Mexican Tacos, to Nepalese Momos and Filipino Sisig, discover the world’s most fascinating foods on a culinary journey to curious foodie destinations.

 

Latest Foodie Stories

Megrelian Kharcho: The Heartiest Georgian Soup

Megrelian Kharcho: The Heartiest Georgian Soup

Georgia is well known for its deliciously rich culinary traditions, and one of the most delicious of dishes to try when you are travelling across the nation is Kharcho, a hearty soup that’s bursting with taste and flavour. Kharcho comes in a hundred different forms,...

Acharuli Khachapuri: The Georgian Cheese Boat

Acharuli Khachapuri: The Georgian Cheese Boat

In Georgia, there are over 50 different types of Khachapuri, but there’s one type of Khachapuri that’s more renowned than any other that’s baked in the country.  This is Acharuli Khachapuri, a dish which to tourists is more commonly known as the Georgian Cheese...

A Culinary Walk Through The Backstreets of Tbilisi

A Culinary Walk Through The Backstreets of Tbilisi

It’s 11 am at the Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi, and Tina, a local spice vendor, pulls out a plastic bottle filled with a suspiciously clear liquid that she’s been hiding behind the counter. I know what’s coming, and as she twists off the top I can already smell the...

Eating My Way Through The Street Food of Kathmandu

Eating My Way Through The Street Food of Kathmandu

“I hope you haven’t eaten yet”, says Anil with a knowing smile as we meet on the dusty streets of Thamel in the heart of Kathmandu. “Because we will be eating a lot this afternoon!” Anil is the manager of Backstreet Academy, a travel company that specialises in...