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Gastronomy

One of the greatest delights in travelling is to discover local food.
 
Don’t Look Back in Ostend

Don’t Look Back in Ostend

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Ostend Belgium and ends up turning full circle. When I informed a travel writing colleague of mine, I was travelling to Ostend, her response was just…

Peach Pie Recipe

Peach Pie Recipe

Are you craving a delicious and fruity dessert? Look no further! In the following lines, we’ll be sharing a mouthwatering recipe for Peach Pie.  This classic dessert is perfect for…

Miami Florida : US Capital of Cool

Miami Florida : US Capital of Cool

Miami Florida has recently been named one of the world’s greatest places by TIME Magazine, Maria Boyle discovers why. Made legendary during the Roaring Twenties and again in the Eighties…

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa Review

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa Review

Neil Hennessy-Vass visits Middlethorpe Hall and Spa near York, and enjoys the elegant proficiency. Middlethorpe Hall and Spa is an elegant building with a large simple garden where deer roam…

Interested in Gastronomy?

Nothing tells you quite so much about a country’s culture as its gastronomy. Whether it is street food or fine dining, at Travel Begins at 40, our team of experienced food and travel writers will give you an a la carte menu of experiences to devour. From food tours in Southeast Asia to Hokkaido’s famed seafood, wine cruises in Burgundy and the best bars in Brussels, we understand the type of gourmand delights that you crave on your travels. But gastronomy is much more than a culinary self-indulgence, it informs you so much about the people you are visiting and their culture. In Southeast Asia all food is shared and the host picks up the bill, in Greece hospitality is paramount, whereas in Japan the ritual surrounding the way the food is presented is as important as the freshness of the food itself, and in Belgium each beer has to be served in its own glass – need we say more.