Eat till your insides beg for mercy: competitive noodle eating in Japan

A 300-year-old tradition of gargantuan wanko soba noodle slurping sees our writer beaten after a mere 75 bowls in Morioka, northern Japan

Food Quiz

Where do these regional dishes come from? http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/may/02/travel-picture-quiz-where-do-these-regional-dishes-come-from

Vancouver – Budget food

Vancouver may be Canada’s most expensive city but you can eat very well indeed for $10, thanks to the city’s excellent budget food scene. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/14/top-10-budget-restaurants-food-trucks-vancouver