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Melbourne, Australia Life in the Fast Lane

Melbourne’s labyrinthine streets are home to Australia’s most developed food scene. Solve the cobbled maze and be rewarded with international food utopia, says Michael Harden

It’s mid morning in Melbourne’s busy centre and Hosier Lane is a hive of activity. Slathered exuberantly in graffiti and street art, this bluestone-cobbled lane just a block from the grand domed Edwardian baroque of Flinders Street Station has in recent years become an unofficial (though now council sanctioned) outdoor urban gallery. Much of the throng is here to Instagram, Flickr and Tweet the art, but there’s also a bride in full meringue regalia posing for wedding photos, schoolchildren…

  • Chaat Show

    Indore Chaat Show

    One of India’s fastest-growing cities, Indore goes to work on its stomach. Michael Raffael hits the road, sampling the ubiquitous street food of this emerging powerhouse
  • Lyon’s Share

    Lyon, France Lyon’s Share

    Known for its nouvelle cuisine, this centre of gastronomy has its roots in a much homelier style of cooking. Anthea Gerrie tastes the best and discovers the mères who taught today’s masters.
  • Gourmet Gold Rush

    Oregon, USA Gourmet Gold Rush

    Why do so many artisan producers and talented chefs want to ply their trade in Oregon? Its wine country, coastline crammed with the choicest crab, oysters, and an enviable quality of life could be the answer for the prospectors, says Fiona Sims.
  • Belgian Bounty

    Ardennes Belgian Bounty

    The canopy of the Ardennes' vast forests hides far more than an infamous European battleground. Michael Raffael uncovers a rich culinary heritage preserved by artisans of brewing and baking, cheese and charcuterie
  • Prince Charming

    Prince Edward County Prince Charming

    Once a centre of Canada's canning industry, fertile Prince Edward County on Lake Ontario today simmers with tomato growers, creative chefs and winegrowers, says Alex Mead
  • Fast Food

    Le Mans, France Fast Food

    Over the roar of the engines, the rattle of pans shows Le Mans is as much about the chance to dine as it is the cars. In a feat of endurance, Marc Millon eats his way into the night
  • Some Finn Good

    Helsinki and the Lakeland Some Finn Good

    Few have an affinity with their environment like the Finns – as seen by their love of saunas, forests and log cabins beside crystal-clear lakes. In a gastronomic tour of Helsinki and the Lakeland, Clarissa Hyman tastes a new-wave, hunter-gatherer cuisine that follows suit
  • If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    Black Forest If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    A land built on kaffee and kuchen, fruit brandies and hearty spätzle, there’s more to the Black Forest than its namesake gâteau. Sue Style tucks into a fairy-tale feast amid the castles, rivers and towering firs
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