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Zurich On Swiss time

Think Switzerland, think neutrality, money and chocolate. But the capital of finance is shedding its staid image and embracing a new ethos that celebrates culinary diversity in all its forms, says Anthony Lambert

Sitting at a table among the trees and planters of Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich-West, I’m surrounded by symbols of change and continuity in Switzerland’s largest city. Frau Gerold has created an institution by turning a drab industrial space into a garden edged with small shops selling niche products such as organic clothes, Tunisian textiles and electric bikes, plus her own outdoor restaurant, which occupies a gazebo in winter. High above are two towers. One is a container stack housing…

  • The Godfather

    Lisbon The Godfather

    A city resisting revolution, Lisbon is sticking to its culinary guns. Alex Harris crisscrosses the city for custard tarts and cherry brandy, but can’t slip the man whose family has salted cod for generations
  • Viennese twist

    Vienna Viennese twist

    Wake up and smell the coffee in the Austrian capital, where Michael Raffael takes his with a side-serving of Michelin stars as he meets the chefs who are moving the city forward
  • South Asia

    Bhutan South Asia

    Journey into the mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, where traditions are fiercely guarded and wealth is measured by happiness. Cross the border and prepare for the trip of a lifetime Words and photography by Ewen Bell
  • Peru

    Cusco Peru

    Cusco will take you on a journey. From crumbling Incan ruins to eating rodents in restaurants, Michael Raffael explores everything Peru’s second city has to offer. Just be sure to take a break to acclimatise
  • Israel

    Tel-Aviv Israel

    Blessed with an abundance of exquisite natural produce, Israel's most cosmopolitan city is in the midst of a revolution. Alex Mead explores its burgeoning food and drink scene
  • Mountain Brew

    Ethiopia Mountain Brew

    Coffee is Ethiopia’s gift to the world and life’s true leveller, enjoyed by rich and poor. Rosemary Barron explores the country’s precious – and delicious – natural resources
  • Grand Designs

    Isfahan Grand Designs

    Affectionately referred to as ‘half the world’, Isfahan’s rich culture, cuisine and unmatched elegance are making it a drawcard as the city opens up to travellers. Philip Sweeney explores the city’s faded grandeur, picnic culture and renowned hospitality.
  • Colonial Colour

    Cartagena Colonial Colour

    A vivid melting pot of Colombian, Spanish and African influences, Cartagena is one of Latin America’s most appealing cities. Its vibrant music scene is of global renown and, as Philip Sweeney discovers, the flourishing food culture is worth making some noise about, too.
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