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Hampshire, UK Shire Thing

Hampshire’s fertile countryside and lifeblood River Test are a haven for British produce – from fine wines to tickleable trout, says Rosemary Barron

A stroll along the banks of a mist-shrouded River Test is a moment in paradise. Anglers cast their lines beside the weeping willows and gently bowing reeds as it weaves through some of rural Hampshire’s prettiest towns. The fertility of the land is no accident. Springing up through the chalk rock, the water travels over downland, formed from thick layers of crushed shells laid down about 70 million years ago when southern England was covered by the sea. Since Roman times, man-made channels…

  • Aged Before Beauty

    Modena, Italy Aged Before Beauty

    Modena and its environs make some of Italy’s finest foods – good enough for local son, Pavarotti, to sing about. Marc Millon finds they taste even better fresh from the source
  • Fresh Off The Beach

    Manta, Ecuador Fresh Off The Beach

    Its cooking could rival Peru and its lively seaside towns are awash with Latin spirit, but Ecuador keeps many of its best secrets to itself. Michael Raffael hits the coast for a taste
  • At The Edge Of An Empire

    Cameron Highlands, Malaysia At The Edge Of An Empire

    In Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands, carpets of tea, strawberries and lavender sit amid vestiges of British rule. Beneath a swirling cloud forest, Michael Raffael samples its richly rooted cuisine
  • The Desert Pearl

    Doha, Qatar The Desert Pearl

    Steeped in the legends of ocean-going traders and pearl merchants, Doha has the food and drink worthy of its mystique. Rosemary Barron explores its sweeping port, elegant squares and quiet backstreets, which stand starkly against the new
  • Trading Places

    Zanzibar Trading Places

    An Indian Ocean outcrop, Zanzibar offers a colourful clash of African, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures. Its brilliant white-sand beaches, famous spices and fish diet are matched only by islanders’ warm welcome, says Michael Raffael
  • Pacific palate

    Fiji Pacific palate

    A rich tropical landscape and abundant ocean are the hallmarks of Fiji’s fast-developing cuisine. Add to that Indian spice, innovative local chefs and strong traditions, and you’ve an addictive mix, says Michael Harden
  • The Ari Cats

    Ari, Bangkok, Thailand The Ari Cats

    The hipsters are beating a path to Ari, a Bangkok residential district turned hotspot for dining out, street food, drip coffee and food entrepreneurs, says Annica Wainwright
  • Kitt & Caboodle

    St Kitts Kitt & Caboodle

    Great food is never far away in St Kitts- an island whose cuisine is at the core of its reinvention, a decade after the sugar factories closed for good. Today, rum, reggae and dining by the beach are drawing the crowds, says Judy Bastyra
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