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Falafel with pitta, humus and salad

Jordan Tourism Board launches new gastronomic microsite

The Jordan Tourism Board has launched a new gastronomic microsite designed to showcase the country's diverse and exciting culinary scene, as well as its warm Bedouin hospitality.

France's Fete de la Gastronomie

France to hold Fete de la Gastronomie

Recognised by UNESCO as a ‘world intangible heritage’, French Gastronomy is of one of France’s most precious cultural assets. To celebrate this, from September 20 - 22 France will hold its Fete de la Gastronomie, bringing the country together around the theme of food, fun and festivities.

A roast dinner is still one of Brits' favourite meals

Italian cuisine is still favourite, but British now comes in third

When it comes to gastronomy, Italian may still be our favourite, but it seems the French can't compete against British classics like a Sunday Roast, according to a recent poll on travel destination site, TravelPop.co.uk.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland hosts world’s largest supper club

Last week, Iceland hosted the world’s largest supper club with over 300 guests dining at a hidden location in the Reykjavik’s fashionable Old Harbour.

Amsterdam

Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Coffee with a local in Copenhagen

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in the hip Danish capital of Copenhagen to chat with local Astrid Hjort Møller over a Copenhagen cocktail and a plate of smushi.

Florence, Italy

Coffee with a local in Florence

This week we’re in the romantic Italian city of Florence to talk Italian espressos and aperitivos with local, Roberta Romoli.

Helsinki, Finland

Coffee with a local in Helsinki

It's a new year and we're back with another in our series of 'Coffee with a local'. This week we're in the Finnish capital of Helsinki with local Anna Savolainen, who chats to us about some of her favourite things in the city, from walking across the frozen Baltic, to eating fresh salmon soup.

Tasty Walks in Guernsey

Visit Guernsey to launch 'Tasty Walks'

The island of Guernsey is to launch a series of three themed walks that combine the island’s unique natural scenery with its gastronomy.

The Shard, London

London's hidden gems

In a city as vast as London it can be difficult to know quite where to go to find those hidden city gems, so HRS has come up with a list from the capital's leading bloggers to find the best secret hangouts in the city.

Frankfurt Christmas market

Best Christmas market food

A big part of the Christmas market experience is not only buying presents for all your friends and family, but trying all the tasty Christmas treats. From traditional mulled wine and gingerbread, to stolen and bratwurst here is some of the best Christmas market food try to on your short winter break.

Giant whisky bottle

World’s largest bottle of single malt scotch on display in Edinburgh

The giant bottle of booze stands at 4ft 9in tall - roughly the same height as Danny DeVito - and contains 105.3 litres of Tomintoul 14-year-old single malt scotch.

Apples with hot spiced cider

The best places for British cider to celebrate Apple Day

October 21st is officially Apple Day, so in celebration, we’ve scoured the country for some of Britain’s best cider regions. From Somerset the undisputed king of cider, to the Cider Museum in Herefordshire and small local cider producers in Kent, here are the best places for British cider.

Chocolate Museum's

Europe’s best chocolate museums

Mention the words chocolate museum and suddenly we all revert back to being kids again imagining Willy Wonka worlds where everything is made out of chocolate and everything is free for the tasting. So, to celebrate Chocolate Week we’ve found you some of Europe’s best chocolate museums.

London Cocktail Week

London celebrates Cocktail Week

From 8-14 October London will be celebrating its unrivalled cocktail culture with a number of cocktail related activities set up around Covent Garden’s Seven Dials area.

Spanish Paella

Mallorcan foodie photo gallery

IdealShortBreaks.co.uk have been in Mallorca for the past few days, so we've decided to share with you a Mallorcan photo foodie gallery which features classic Spanish dishes such as paella and sangria as well as traditional Mallorcan favourites such as sweet bread ensaimadas.

British cheese tour

British cheese tour

It’s British Cheese Week next week, from September 22 – 30, so we’ve decided to celebrate this British delight by taking you on a cheese tour of Britain to discover some of our favourites.

Coffee with a local in Lisbon

Coffee with a local in Lisbon

Idealshortbreaks.co.uk travels to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to find to talk secret custard tart recipes and the origins of tempura with local, Vítor Carriço.

What are the best street foods to eat in Europe?

The 10 best street foods in Europe

These 10 European street foods are not only good value for money - we reckon they're worth going on holiday for.

First biscuit festival to be held in the UK

First biscuit festival to be held in the UK

The first festival celebrating the nation’s much loved treat - the humble biscuit will take place in London’s Brunswick centre near Russell Square, this weekend from June 8 - 10 2012.

Coffee with a local in A Coruña

Coffee with a local in A Coruña

This week we’re in Spain, in the Galician city of A Coruña to talk witch's incantations and boiled octopus with local, Rodrigo Gil.

Scotland to host whisky festival

Scotland to host whisky festival

Scotland’s malt whisky country comes to life with the arrival of the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from May 3-7 2012. The five day festival will showcase the traditions behind Scotland’s favourite tipple and enable visitors to discover some of the world’s finest whiskies.

The best afternoon tea in London is said to be served at the Athenaeum Hotel

Best afternoon tea in London announced in tea Oscars

The best place to enjoy an afternoon tea in London has been revealed by The Tea Guild, who announced the winner of their annual tea Oscars yesterday - otherwise known as the ‘Top City and Country Hotel Afternoon Tea Awards 2012’.

Spend your short city break in a chocolate hotel?

Chocolate hotel opens for one night only

To celebrate Easter, the Cavendish Hotel in London have teamed up with mater chocolatiers to create a room made out of chocolate. One lucky couple will win the chance to eat their way out of it tonight.

City breaks for a sweet tooth - chocolate short breaks launch this Easter

Chocolate-themed city break launches in time for Easter

To celebrate the launch of a brand new chocolate museum opening in York this Easter, The Grange Hotel are running a ‘York Chocolate City Break’ package.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?