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Ask anyone about their greatest travel memory and often it will involve something they have eaten. Food unites us all, and exploring the cuisines of different cultures is one of life’s great joys. 

Depending on your palette there are some real hot spots around the world where you can indulge in some exquisite culinary delights (and let’s not forget a bit of local tipple here and there). 

Eating and drinking in Asia

If you like a bit of spice in your life, then Asia will float your boat. From the incredible curries of India, to the light and bright cuisine of Vietnam and elegant sushi in Japan, there is such a wide variety of flavours to be found in this region. 

Making your way through the humid streets of Bangkok and sampling street food as you go is another holidays moment that you won’t soon forget, as is tantalising your palette with the world’s most mind-blowing dumplings in Shanghai.  And if you find yourself in Singapore, you should check out Adam Liaw’s five must-try dishes.

Eating and drinking in Europe

Of all the continents, Europe boasts some of the most diverse cuisines (and some of the most picturesque locations to enjoy them in).

Familiarise yourself with the Mediterranean diet by supping on grilled fish, feta-filled salads and a platter of dips on a Greek island.

Carb-load on a trip to Italy with more pasta and pizza than you can poke a stick at and find out why French cuisine is often considered some of the best in the world. 

If you’re a wine buff Europe has some of the best wine regions in the world just waiting to be explored, and if you find yourself in London there are a range of secret bars for you to discover. Bar-hopping in Zurich is also a great way to get to know this beautiful city.

Eating and drinking in the Americas

North America has plenty to offer: treat yourself to a degustation at one of New York’s incredible Michelin-starred restaurants, amble along a food trail in Oregon, or find out what all the fuss is about with some deep south barbecue in St Louis.

New Orleans is a bustling, multicultural melting pot of people from all over the globe who have been influencing the city’s food culture for hundreds of years.  It is also widely considered to be the only place in the USA to get real Cajun and Creole Louisiana-style cooking.

In Canada you can indulge in one of the world’s most indulgent comfort foods, and in central America you can eat your fill of tacos and tequila in Mexico. Further south you’ll discover that Argentina is famous for its beef and elevates the humble barbecue to new culinary heights.

The world’s best food and drink

Beyond these continents you can also explore South Africa’s winelands,  acquaint yourself with the spiced, deep-fried, textured, flavourful food of Egypt and experience the best brunch of your life in Dubai. 

Last but not least, for little extra inspiration, check out the world’s 10 most booked food experiences and places around the world where you can learn to cook like locals