The best towns and small cities in the US: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The sporting fanaticism, liberal traditions, food and music of a university town where the ‘individual streak still lives strong’

10 of the best restaurants near New York’s main attractions

It’s easy to grab a burger in Times Square but much more rewarding to walk a block or two and eat well with the locals. We asked our NYC correspondent to choose great places to eat near the city’s major sights

Take the kids to … The Ice Cream Farm, Chester

The ice-cream is divine (and award-winning) at this free-to-enter attraction but costs add up paying for individual rides and the other food options aren’t so tasty

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

Moreish crunch, smoky tang: red peppers of Italy’s far south

Beautiful, remote Basilicata has a culinary lineage reaching back into antiquity based on unique, local fare. Among its delights are cruschi – sun-dried red peppers

Tallinn’s ‘new Nordic’ food scene – and the restaurants leading the way

A new generation of Estonian chefs is feeding a culinary revolution by mixing Scandi-style cooking with traditional flavours to create innovative dishes at affordable prices