London’s hottest Christmas ticket visits the Tobacco Docks this year, featuring displays and demonstrations by some of the capital’s most critically acclaimed chefs – past guests include Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey. Each offer their own take on Christmas classics, giving you a few recipe ideas for the big day.
Average dish: £4-5
Entering its 39th year, the West Coast’s largest food and drinks festival comes to San Francisco once again. The trade-only event hosts 1,300 exhibitors from over 35 countries across the globe. The Winter Fancy Food Show offers the most diverse and eclectic mix of flavours worldwide.
80,000 specialty items to sample
In its fourth year, Madrid’s Gastrofestival sees the city pay tribute to Spanish gastronomy through the medium of art, film, fashion and – of course – food. The fortnight-long event involves tasting routes, tours of the Royal Palace kitchens and special festival menus at the city’s restaurants.
Tickets: €25 & €40 menus
Over 300 cultural institutions to visit