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Join our world food chat on Twitter at #LPChat

#LPChat world food

There are many ways to explore a destination, but we all know the best way to get to know a place is through stuffing your face, right? Join our #lpchat on world food on Wednesday, 1 October at 4pm GMT+1/11am EDT to share your foodie tips, drool-worthy photographs and tempting travel recommendations.

How do I take part?

1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Wednesday 1 October from 4pm GMT+1/11am EDT.

2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on.

3. Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.

4. Bring your best travel tales and tips!

Introducing our co-hosts

Tourism Ireland

Discover Ireland. Image courtesy of Tourism Ireland. Discover Ireland. Image courtesy of Tourism Ireland.

Ireland is one of the most exciting destinations in the world for food right now. Over the past decade, the island has experienced what amounts to a food revolution. Choosing from a natural larder boasting everything from exceptional beef and lamb to seafood and dairy, the island’s top chefs are creating a real buzz around a new style of Irish food. You’ll see it in the cutting-edge restaurants of Dublin, Galway and Belfast; you’ll experience it in the markets of Cork, Limerick and Northern Ireland; you’ll taste it in the gastro pubs that are springing up all over the island. If you think you know Irish food, think again. For the inside track on tasty treats in Ireland, the folks making them, where you can find them and more, follow @DiscoverIreland.

Niamh Shields of eatlikeagirl.com

When award-winning food blogger and Irish ex-pat Niamh Shields isn't rustling up new dishes in her London home or working on her new book (Project: BACON), she's travelling the globe on the hunt for enticing flavours and cooking techniques. Follow her @eatlikeagirl.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ, UK. The winner will be notified via direct message and public tweet on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: Lonely Planet's Food Lover's Guide to the World, value £15.99.