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20 of the best food tours around the world

Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavours and culture of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi

EUROPE

Porto

Taste Portos tours are rooted in fundamental beliefs about the gastronomic scene in Portugals second city. First, Portuenses like to keep things simple: so, no fusion experiments. Second, its as much about the people behind the food, as the food itself. Food is an expression of culture, says US-born Carly Petracco, who founded Taste Porto in 2013 with her Porto-born husband Miguel and his childhood buddy Andr. We like to show whos doing the cooking, whos serving the food, whos supplying the ingredients, and so on.

Shes good to her word...

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Where do the locals go in Istanbul?

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Istanbul has a special place in human history, sitting metaphorically and physically between the East and West. At one point it was the capital city of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and the key to trade and cultural dominance. Once called Constantinople, today Istanbul offers a glimpse into ancient history and modern sensibilities. Famous for its mix of ancient mosques and Cathedrals, textiles, and food, travellers can get lost in history or seek out experiences unique to the Middle Eastern-European vibe.  

We’ve rounded up the best places to see in Istanbul that you won’t find in a travel guide. 

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THINGS TO DO

For couples: Known for its boutiques, Istanbul is where you’ll find that unique souvenir for your friends or family. Sevan Bicakci’s st...

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Dominique Crenn: The chef who puts poetry on a plate

(CNN)On a wall near the back of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn, a small oil-and-canvas painting tells you everything you need to know about the restaurant.

This story complements the Culinary Journeys TV series, airing monthly on CNN International. See more of the show here: www.cnn.com/journeys. Share photos of your own Culinary Journeys on Instagram with the hashtag #CNNFood for a chance to be featured on CNN.
It’s a simple painting, unframed, depicting a pretty scene along northwest France’s Brittany Coast.
Beneath a dramatic blue sky with wisps of white clouds receding into space, two gentle arms of land reach in from either side of the frame to embrace a placid bay. A solitary speck of boat bobs on the water, tacking into a gentle breeze with its single white sail.
 
It’s not clear ...
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Food preacher: Chef Edward Kwon’s quest to globalize Korean food

Seoul (CNN)With decades of experience in the kitchens of luxury hotels in South Korea, the United States and the United Arab Emirates — where he served as head chef at Burj Al Arab — celebrity chef Edward Kwon has proven that he’s comfortable in a toque and apron.

But he’s also demonstrated skills as a savvy businessman, whether as the star of a Korean cooking show, the author of multiple books or the CEO of food and dining company EK Food.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kwon's

Kwon is quick to emphasize that the food he serves at international gala dinners is Korean through and through, despite the hotel setting and unorthodox plating.
When cooking Korean, Kwon stays true to traditional seasonings and bases and tries to stick to Korean ingredients.
The style of presentation is a practical decision...

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