• Get a taste for tapas at these top eating spots in Madrid

    There are various theories about the origin of tapas, the small bites popular throughout Spain. One of the most common is that saucers were used to keep flies out of wine glasses and someone came up with the idea of topping them with snacks. Genius! Not dabbled before? Today is World Tapas Day and a good opportunity to dive in. Sharing raciones (small portions) or tapas is an excellent way to sample lots of different flavours in one sitting, and one of the best cities – for atmosphere and options – to do it in, is Madrid. Make a meal of your visit with our

  • National Beer Day: 5 beer and food pairings that might surprise you

    It's National Beer Day, but before you head out into the sun for a barbecue and a pint tonight, it turns out, much like wine, certain beers go better with some dishes than others. To make sure you're enjoying the right drink with your supper, here's UK dining club Gourmet Society's guide to which beers go with what. 1. Pale Ale   Double no trouble – The Louisiana special stacked with two Cajun-rubbed beef patties at #Bank. Cheers for the great shot @stuff_adam_eats. 📸👌🍔 A post shared by Honest Burgers (@honestburgers) on Jun 12, 2017 at 3:47am PDT Brewed with more lightly roasted 'pale' malts, pale ales typically have a