From witchetty grubs to sapodillas, crocodile meat to laksa, the variety of food and drink on offer in the Top End is rich
• Northern Territory: regional guide
While not renowned as a culinary destination, the Northern Territory offers plenty of adventures for foodies willing to try bush-tucker delights or deep dive into the tropical fruits and flavours of the Top End. For lovers of seafood, locally caught wild barramundi is plentiful, and is often cooked in native lemon myrtle or with chilli and ginger – a nod to the rich Aboriginal and Asian heritage of the region.
Here are my 10 unmissable food and wine experiences in the territory.
It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution started in St Petersburg. These tips from The Calvert Journal’s new app explore the city’s fascinating history as well as its contemporary youth culture
Founded in 1754 by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage is one of the world’s oldest museums and has the largest collection of paintings in the world, as well as classical antiquities and decorative art. It came screaming into the 21st century when the new contemporary art wing, in the beautifully arched General Staff Building, was completed in 2014. The big staircase, flooded with light from the glass ceiling, is an attraction in itself, and the exhibition programme, curated by Dmitry Ozerkov to showcase 21st-century art, has featured the likes of Antony Gormley, Chapman Brothers, Chuck Close and the most prominent contemporary artists from Britain, the US and France.
• 8 Dvortsovaya Square, hermitagemuseum.org