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Tipping in United States
Doling out gratuities can be a minefield. Here's your free guide to keeping everyone happy (service charge not included)

CULINARY JOURNEYS

Asia's 50 best restaurants 2015
Victory for Indian chef's eatery in Bangkok marks second year of success for Thai capital in San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Baristas

The Slayer: the Ferrari of coffee machines

The Slayer: the Ferrari of coffee machines

This espresso machine costs $26,000, and java fans reckon it's worth every cent
Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt

Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt

A lonely girl's search for a barista who can give her a free smile with a morning cup