Child-friendlyMajorca, Spain The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, with an appealing climate and short flight time, Majorca is an obvious choice for families with younger children. Throw in the soft sandy beaches, particularly Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and fine Roman and Moorish remains, and this becomes an all-ages' favourite. Visit the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th Century Santa Maria Cathedral, and the stone-built villages of Pollenca and Fornalutx. Try tumbet, a delicious local dish of fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes, along with ensaimada, a pastry made with pork lard (sorry vegetarians!). Stay at one of TUI's three Family Life resorts. The four-star Mallorca Mar is right on the seafront, with rooms that include kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace. www.tuiholidays.ie Cantabria, Spain Northern Spain is still relatively low-key as a holiday destination. Which is just the way the Cantabrians … [Read more...] about 50 best holidays for 2019: Get your trips started here!
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The Great British Bake Off final was bizarre rather than, well, great. The second series since it was poached by Channel 4 had been terrific – a witty twist on familiar ingredients that had become distinctly stale. But the final tried too hard to be different and just served up a mess. Weighing in: The Great British Bake Off final was bizarre rather than, well, great In the finale of the BBC’s farewell season in 2016 for example the Technical Challenge tasked the Bakers to create a wreath consisting of 36 choux buns, decorated festively with chocolate. Ruby, Rahul, and Kim-Joy meanwhile had to make...pitta bread. Plain, mostly burnt, pitta bread cooked in a campfire, not even in the Bake Off tent. 'What Would Mary Berry Say?' you wondered. Rising to the occasion: The second series since it was poached by Channel 4 had been terrific – a witty twist on familiar ingredients that had become distinctly stale For goodness bakes: But the final tried too hard to … [Read more...] about 30 key moments from the 2018 final of The Great British Bake Off
Colman Andrews 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 Bacon is a wonderful thing. It satisfies on many levels. It’s smoky, salty, meaty, slightly sweet, and crispy -- unless it’s only lightly cooked, and then it’s just deliciously, unctuously fatty. It’s an indulgent pleasure, a food that always seems a little sinful — which, of course, only adds to its appeal. We’re talking conventional American-style bacon here, the kind the Brits call “streaky bacon” to distinguish it from the leaner back bacon they favor (which is more like Canadian bacon, but with a bit more fat). Our kind of bacon is basically cured, smoked pork belly, sometimes with black pepper or herbs added to its exterior, traditionally cut into long, thin strips, and fried. Bacon is also one of those foods that has an absolutely distinctive, unmistakable flavor — and of course, an irresistible aroma. This aroma, in which more than 150 compounds have … [Read more...] about Bacon tea? Bacon cotton candy? 20 bacon-flavored foods the world doesn’t need
What could be more appealing than the epicurean informality of an inn or restaurant with rooms? These wonderfully relaxed establishments combine an emphasis on great ingredients from the area with local charm and stylish panache. There’s an insider feel that you don’t get at a more formal hotel, and there’s a foodie enthusiasm that wouldn’t be exuded quite as joyfully at a larger enterprise. Autumn/winter is a particularly good time to seek out their gently indulgent accommodation and fabulous seasonal flavours – the likes of wild rabbit with foraged mushrooms, grouse and damsons, elderberries and more. Harriet O'Brien Our experts round up their favourite establishments in Britain, from the Cotswolds to Cornwall, Suffolk to Skye, for feasting – and then flopping. ENGLAND Cotswolds The Feathered Nest Country Inn Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England 8 Telegraph expert rating Fabulous food and a superb setting above the Evenlode valley … [Read more...] about Britain’s loveliest restaurants with rooms