FIND EUROPE'S BEST FOOD FESTIVALS
The latest launch in the successful Mr & Mrs Smith range of books is Smith 52: The Game Plan (£21.95, Spy Publishing), which provides info on festivals and events across Europe. There's something for every week of the year, plus local restaurant reviews and hotel recommendations.
Food festivals include October's Salone del Gusto extravaganza, held in Turin every other year, which celebrates superb and rare produce such as hams, truffles, and snails. Or for something closer to home, November has an entry for the Mill Inn Pie Festival in Cumbria, where pies as varied as Cumberland, Blencathra (beef marinated in local ale) and Skiddaw steak 'n' kidney will be on the menu.