2009 Bordeaux Stirs Hopes

Early tastings by critics and wine buyers show stunning results of a perfect grape-growing season. In Bordeaux, 2009 was a great vintage — as long as you didn’t pick too …

Following the OFF crowd

Top chefs and shell-poached oysters wow the audience at Deauville’s Omnivore Food Festival. There’s something addictive about sitting in a dark theatre for two days watching a cast of talented …

Cook It Raw!

How eleven of the world’s top chefs went wild in Copenhagen. The chefs were encouraged to harvest whatever they could use for their dishes of the following evening, and the …

Bordeaux

World-class wines and Michelin-starred restaurants have made Bordeaux an attractive – but expensive – destination. Use Olive’s guide to discover the best bistros, bars and vineyards on a budget. Bordeaux’s …

Palermo

Food rules in this Sicilian port — from the street vendors selling oranges and bread, to the traditional trattorias offering cheese, salami, wine and octopus… Click here to continue reading …

Venice

The world’s most beautiful city offers suitably chic restaurants and, hidden in narrow side streets, a few well-priced local gems. Here’s Olive’s pick. Words: Jonathan Buckley Photographs: Carla Capalbo Click …

Mount Etna: A flavour of Sicily

Take your eyes off the volcano for a moment. There’s a colourful culinary tradition to explore on its seething slopes, says the food writer and author Carla Capalbo. With my …

Eating in Naples: How to make it just like mama

When in Naples, do as the Neapolitans do. Eat. All the time. And do it with joy. Food writer Carla Capalbo explores one of Italy’s great gastronomic cities. My friend …

Recipe: Spaghetti alla Carbonara di Zucchine

Carbonara is a legendary Roman pasta dish. Here’s a version that includes sautéed zucchini. It’s meat-free yet every bit as delicious as the egg-and-bacon original. Click here to continue reading …