Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Category: Travel

The Airport Gourmand

The Airport Gourmand

It’s almost that time of year when lucky Brits are jet-setting to all corners of the world in search of summer fun. For me, the holiday starts as soon as I set foot inside the airport; that meal before the flight sets the tone for good times ahead. Without question, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, and Heston Blumenthal are the UK’s best-known chefs, each with their own restaurant empire. If you don’t have the time to visit one of their cafés, why not side-step the crowds and head to their respective holes-in-the-wall in some of the city’s major airports?

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When in Wales

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With our passports surrendered to the Home Office, our summer trip to Croatia was sadly not possible this year. However, it forced us to explore the places a little bit closer to home. We’ve been told a few times that we should take the kids to Snowdonia, climb the mountain, enjoy the beautiful countryside. Obviously these recommendations came from people who don’t know our kids. While we might not be mountain climbing types, we are tea and scones people and so north Wales did, in the end, have much to offer.

Feeding Time Blog

Feeding Time Blog

One of the first stops on our itinerary was …

Roman Holiday

Eating well on holidays is not an easy thing to achieve. It doesn’t have to mean finding the perfect French bistro in France because often you’ll find excellent global cuisine in the most unexpected places. Even in your home town, finding good food takes time and is usually the result of taking risks; and sadly, both risk and time are things you can’t really spare when you’re abroad.

Feeding Time Blog

Feeding Time Blog

I didn’t simply ‘get lucky’ in my recent Parisian trip, I put the effort in before I left to find restaurants, take personal recommendations and I didn’t have the kids tagging …

Bristol Fashion

In the last school holidays I took a whirlwind trip to Bristol with my sister. With a few stops on the way to pick up a tiny accordion, have a salt-scrub and enjoy a large glass of rose on the wrong side of midday; we were perfectly poised for a relaxing jaunt to a city we’d never seen before. We arrived in Bristol just before 5pm and in the fading light and drizzle we did a little walk around to see where we might have dinner. Most shops were closing and our lack of umbrella meant that we didn’t go …

Instinct and Accident: A Guide to Eating Well in Paris

This time last Monday I was in Paris; walking into the Latin quarter to see where Earnest Hemingway and James Joyce lived, to see Paris’ Pantheon and soak in the atmosphere of student life. But really, honestly, I was there for some noodles. If you ever ask a member of my family for travel tips, chances are they’ll be food-related. My brother stayed in Paris for a month and most of his tips came in the form of cafes to idle in and specific dishes to try. My mum’s best memory of Paris is some chicken she had in St …

Summer in Croatia

Croatia, Korcula

This is the fifth time in six years that we’ve been to Croatia for the summer holidays. But before you decide that I’m unimaginative, you have to realise that it’s not just a random beach on some random island that draws our family back year after year. As a child, my dad used to go swimming at the same beach where we now swim. He would jump off the highest point on the pier, even once riding his bicycle into the ocean.

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This year seemed to cement our sense of belonging in the sea-side village; we’ve witnessed local kids turn …

The Best and Wurst of Berlin

I was in Berlin for a few days last week. While I usually like to write about the food I ate while I was away, my affair with food abroad this time was a little bit… different. I was travelling alone and this meant that I didn’t have to worry about feeding anyone but myself; a completely foreign experience. Each time I opened the fridge of my little Air BnB flat, I smiled at the lonely carton of milk. There were no half-drunk bottles of orange juice to keep it company, no cling-wrapped blocks of cheese, half cucumbers and avocados …

A Foodie Pilgrimage to Sarajevo

I’ve become one of those people who holidays in the same place each year. I didn’t think I was that sort of person, but it turns out I am. I love to explore the world and embrace new and challenging holiday destinations, but when it comes to summer holidays, my family and I love to return to Croatia each year to sun ourselves on the stoney beach of Prigradica, eat our body-weight in ćevapčići and enjoy the view from our apartment. While we missed out on another island lunch with Captain Tomislav on this trip, we did get to try …

Local food-hero: Italian Continental Stores

When I moved to Britain I wanted to make sure my blog also felt like it had moved and changed to reflect my life here. So many things are different about life here compared to back in Sydney. Surprisingly the availability of food, equipment and services are much harder to come outside of London. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the availability of European and Asian (I don’t mean Indian) ingredients is harder to come by outside of the melting pot of London. I’m noticing small changes like the opening of the Thai shop and buffet on the High St, …

Wiltshire wonders; food to seek out when you’re out west

It’s something I’m rather proud of that didn’t involve feeding my face, so I’ll begin by saying that I walked over 14 miles on Sunday from Salisbury to Stone Henge. If you’re curious about the route, it’s something I found on the Saturday Walkers’ Club website. I was, I’ll admit, a little anxious about it because I’ve never walked that far before, but it was an amazing experience. Wiltshire is truly a magical and mysterious part of Britain and there is so much to see. Stone and wooden circles were our focus, and while we didn’t see it all by …