Japan’s food halls: the perfect place to pick up presents and picnics

Japanese department stores are places of wonder, where staff greet customers with low bows and the basements are temples to elaborately packaged delights

Wales on rails: fine food and great views on the Holyhead to Cardiff

The Gerald of Wales, which runs the length of the country, is a rarity: a train with an onboard chef serving three-course meals and proper morning fry-ups

Tenerife’s pop-up restaurants: tradition and taste – without the hype

In sheds, gardens and fields in the north of the island, wine growers run makeshift guachinches, selling their own wine and excellent local food

Alabama pit stops: 5 of the best gas station barbecue joints

Alabama excels at the gas station barbecue – a sub-genre of one of the few truly American cuisines – which is tailor-made for lovers of the open road

New York’s fanciest – the city’s increasingly dazzling ice-creams

Infused with booze, stuffed into doughnuts, garnished with confectionery of every hue … New York’s ice-cream parlours are outdoing each other to churn out new elaborate flavours

How to cook, and eat, like an Italian: a foodie week in Puglia

A cookery school and some amazing restaurants transport Harriet Green and her family to foodie raptures