Chinese Cosmopolitan: Cheers to Chinese New Year from Difford’s

The Chinese New Year is thousands of years old, and its date is dictated by lunar movements. There are 12 different animals that represent the different years. Traditional celebrations include family gatherings, exchanging money in red paper envelopes, and fireworks. One of the best celebrations so far must have been the dancing dragon on 19 February 2000, which…

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Cookbooks for 2016

2016 has many treats in store to line your shelves so to whet your appetite, we’ve put some of the finest the year has to offer. Click on the covers for more information. To receive your copy as soon as it’s published, why not pre-order now?        …

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Top 5: Scotch Whiskies

Lagavulin 16 Years Old: A fantastic smoky single malt from the island of Islay, off the western coast of Scotland. It is the quintessential peated whisky with notes of rich toffee, bonfires and warming spiced mulled wine. The Glenlivet 18 Years Old: Don’t poo-poo big brands like The Glenlivet (now…

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