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Deep dark secrets of Holland’s map makers

Once upon a time, long before GSM location finders, Google street views and synthesised Sat Nav voices, we used strange folding paper things called maps. They were really helpful, especially 400 years ago. To read story by Andy click on images above or continue below.  Maps were a secret source of power then. If you […]

Flemish tales of the unexpected

So I’m with chocolatier Dominique Persoone in an 18th century Antwerp palace – once home to Napoleon – learning how to party like the Rolling Stones. Snorting chocolate powder. From a contraption called a shooter. “When the Stones were in Belgium I designed this chocolate snuff machine for the birthday party of Ronnie Wood and […]

New Inca gold: Peru’s culinary revolution

Gastón Acurio swaggers into his La Mar restaurant in Lima powered by rock star shades, leather jacket and staggering international success. Taking a hearty swig from a foamy pisco sour, one of the greatest chefs in South America unleashes a food manifesto for a new Peruvian world order. “I want chefs from Peru to be […]