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Gastronomic tour of the world

With gastronomic tourism booming it’s easy to believe that food is one of the key ways in which we experience a place when travelling.

Lonely Planet has now scoured the world for the greatest food experiences around which to plan travels — not just fine dining, but also the best regional specialities, the most atmospheric street food spots, and the most memorable cooking courses.


Taste the planet’s most exciting local cuisines – from barbeque in Texas to patisserie in Paris – in this comprehensive guide, from the new Lonely Planet Food imprint, to 52 weekends of food heaven.

In this delightful and very informative book, you will learn of the history that has shaped culinary culture across the world. You will be inspired to plan long weekends away where you will discover new food and drink experiences, meet local producers, participate in cooking schools and get involved in local food culture.

Palermo, Italy – Palermo Street Market at Dusk – Lonely Planet - Catherine

Palermo, Italy – Palermo Street Market at Dusk – Lonely Planet – Catherine


Plate of macarons at La Cuisine Paris cooking school.

Paris, France – Plate of Macarons at La Cuisine Paris Cooking School – Lonely Planet – Matt Munro

As well as being inspired by delicious food trails, this wonderful book gives you hints to make your trip as enjoyable as possible such as – if you are thinking about worshiping the Texas BBQ Pit, you are advised to hire a car at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as all the stops are within 50 miles. If you are planning a food trail through Delhi, India, you are advised to use the gleaming metro to get about the new and old city districts, and that the best season to travel through Chilean Patagonia is November to March. Hints of where to stay, how many days the food trail will take, as well as which is the best day of the week to start your trip are also included along with descriptions of some of the scenery you will drive through.

Cooked Crawfish at McGee's Landing.

Lousiana – Cooked Crawfish at McGee’s Landing – Sutherland

Bite-by-bite itineraries include expert reviews of restaurants, cafes and markets, with maps and practical details of how to get to your destination.

Fish is drying on rack near house.

Iceland – Fish drying on rack near house – Getty – Brytta


Bahia de la Concha.

San Sebastian – Bahia de la Concha – Lonely Planet – Justin Folkes

Global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Food Trails is a gastronomic tour of the world in 52 short breaks — with Australia represented by Southern Tasmania, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Rd, and Southwest Australia. But you can also be inspired by delicious Food Trails in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam.

Published in hardback format Lonely Planet Food Trails sells for RRP AU$34.99