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How much should you tip in Europe?

In countries more popular with tourists, service is often included in the bill, but in others, a tip may be appreciated.

Generally in restaurants it's optional but polite, and appreciated.

Michelin meals on the cheap video

Hawker food like this roast chicken dish are wildly popular in Singapore.

Think all Michelin-starred food is out of your price range? Think again.

World's most beautiful McDonald's

At the entrance is a giant bronze eagle by Portuguese sculptor Henrique Moreira.

Ornate friezes, crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows. And McNuggets.

Is coffee safe on a plane? video

Tea, coffee or something else? The worries over airplane coffee may be misplaced.

Terror now apparently lurks in the coffee and tea you drink on the plane.

Foodie Wellington with a foodie

The roast lamb rump with hasselback potatoes at Olive.

Best way to eat at the best restaurants - ask a local.

The Paris pastry Renaissance video

A mango pastry at Cafe Antonia in Paris.

Watch out, eclairs. A revolution has gripped the French capital.

Getting tipsy in Budapest video

A Trabant car is given a new lease of life in the Garden of Ruin Bar - Szimplakert, Budapest.

"It's almost 10 seconds before I can speak again and a full minute before my eyes stop watering."

The spice that caused a war

Fresh nutmeg showing the aril both red and white that is otherwise known as mace on the island of Banda Besar.

Tickle your tastebuds and learn some crazy history on the islands everyone wanted a piece of in the 1600s.

Don't eat these endangered species video

You'll still find turtle served up in Louisiana and the Cayman Islands.

Feeling hungry on your travels? For the sake of the planet give these a miss.

Is this the future of cruise cuisine? video

Celebrity Edge's Le Petite Chef - an animated 3D character who appears right on guest's plates and prepares each course ...

How Michelin-starred chefs are transforming cruise ship food.

Feast like a hobbit video

Hobbiton Bag End sits at the top of the hill overlooking The Shire.

Brook Sabin, a self-confessed LOTR novice banquets like a Baggins at an extravagant feast held in a little farm in Matamata.

These are NZ's tastiest eats video

Crayfish for sale at Waipapa Bay on the Kaikōura Coast.

Six Kiwi culinary classics have made it into Lonely Planet's list of the top 500 food experiences in the world.

Montreal: Arty, culinary, historic video

Fairmount Bagel - a well known 24hr handmade bagel company in Montreal.

If there is one area in which the Canadian city's creativity reaches its zenith, it's in the cuisine.

Time has come for 'beercations' video

Cheers to craft beer!

The boom in craft ale has taken the world by storm, but beer doesn't travel, so you have to.

Ramen kings expand

Dicky Fife, brewing captain for Kaiser Brothers Brewery serves up a KB pilsner at last year's Beervana festival.

Wellington's popular The Ramen Shop has opened in the CBD.

Where to eat out in Wellington video

Burger Liquor's Party Popper.

Steve Logan, co-founder of Logan Brown, picks his favourite places to eat and drink.

High-end eats on a beer budget video

All the good stuff: abalone, jellyfish, fried cod and BBQ pork at T'Ang Court.

Why pay more in the home of budget Michelin-starred meals?

In search of the origins of wine video

Republic of Georgia's Kakheti region includes 1000-year-old churches, wild mountains offering winter and summer splendor ...

Want to learn where winemaking started? Forget France, you need to go 3200km east of Bordeaux.

Where there is smoke, there is flavour

Tristan Anderson, chef at Smokey T's, the popular food truck now in residence at The Corner Store on Cashel St.

Smokey T's serves some of Christchurch's juiciest smoked meats.

Hello avocado lovers, this is for you video

The Avocado Show is looking to expand, but at the moment is only available in Amsterdam.

 From caramel waffles to the world's best avocado restaurant - Amsterdam's food scene is a workout for the taste buds.

The joy of real meatiness

Air New Zealand is giving customers a taste of the future with a new in-flight collaboration with Silicon Valley food ...

Air New Zealand might be blazing a trail with its plant-based burgers but is it asking for a roasting?

Ignore '50 best restaurants' list

The 50 Best list doesn't go anywhere close to capturing all of the styles and facets of food that exist across the globe

OPINION: Enough with the gels and spheres and foams, where's the cultural authenticity?

A holiday so good I moved

Launceston, Tasmania.

A family trip to Tasmania proved so appealing that chef Peter Twitchett upped sticks and moved.

Playing guess the spice

Nimi's favourite spices, arranged like a flower around black mustard seeds, are clockwise from top, coriander powder, ...

Nimi's kitchen is a five-star cooking experience, right in the heart of Kerala.

Rotorua hāngi in world's top tours

Tamaki Māori Village has come in at seventh in the annual list of the most popular tours for 2018.

The traditional Māori show and dinner is in TripAdvisor's top 10 experiences.

When in Rome ... eat

When in Rome, have a gelato.

Finding the best food in the Italian capital can be daunting. Here's the best places to eat like a local.

Anthony Bourdain changed the way I travel

Anthony Bourdain in Lima filming the No Reservations series.

OPINION: He changed the pursuit, and he changed the way it could be presented.

The hottest cold weather food

Japanese hot pot on a cold day always hits the spot.

Cold weather means crackling log fires, pristine slopes and warming, delicious food.

10 meals to dine on

With a provocative name, but food to match, Eggslut is one to dine out on.

From Eggslut to Tim Ho Wan, these are the places to visit - or not.

$100 a cup: drinking cat crap coffee video

Kopi Luwak is a speciality in Indonesia, but also found throughout Asia.

Cat crap coffee is real - and yes, it's the most expensive brew in the world. We head deep into the Indonesian jungle to give it a go.

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