Citrus, Food & Drink, France, Italy, Recipes, Review, What's Happening

Snap the peel to make the perfect Martini

Want to make the perfect Martini? Well it’s all in the squeeze, apparently. Get a sliver of fresh lemon or orange peel about 4-5cm long and about 1.5cm wide at the middle, pinch the longer edges in you fingers and ‘snap’ over your cocktail, says Richard Ehrlich, martini aficionado, prolific food writer and stalwart of […]

Read more
Citrus, Food & Drink, Review, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Salcombe Brewery infuses history with a slice of citrus

Catch the light on the right day and the south Devon, England port of Salcombe could double for a town hugging a coastline in the Caribbean. Vivid blue and green seas, soft yellow sand and wind battered trees leading up to whitewashed houses create an atmosphere of beach life. Indeed, the relationship between south Devon […]

Read more
Books & Films, Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, What's Happening

This Colombo chilli doesn’t need ‘just more thing’

So, when you invite a few friends around for a mid-week dinner in the middle of gloomy February, you might expect guests may offer a bottle of wine, a few bottles of beer, some flowers or even a chocolate selection to finish the evening off sweetly. But a tub of crème fraîche? Well, probably not. […]

Read more
Citrus, Food & Drink, Italy, Recipes, Spain, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Oranges, stars and the Golden Valley of Mallorca

Majorca also spelt Mallorca, as in Catalan and Spanish is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, is covered with delightful citrus groves full of lemon and orange trees. With a lovely climate throughout the year and beautiful views everywhere you look, the island is a popular holiday spot where tourists slake thirst with juicy […]

Read more
About Me, Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Friends offer local food to Devon’s A30 travellers

Two university friends fed up with the poor quality food and drink served in so many roadside cafes and motorway services are taking matters into their own hands, and kitchen. Just off the A30 near Okehampton, Devon and sharing a car park with a Travelodge, the two pals have completely refreshed a tired old Little […]

Read more
Food & Drink, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Feasts and flavours of the Southbank Food Festival, London

With more than 40 small, independent producers the Southbank food festival offers a wide variety of street food and produce bringing fresh food into an exciting part of London, itself dominated by the concrete of the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and other arts buildings that sit between the River Thames and Waterloo railway […]

Read more
Books & Films, Food & Drink, What's Happening

Cooking for Geeks: understanding the science on your plate

What do you think about when prepping a dinner party, a BBQ or trying out a new recipe, from Peru, for example. Perhaps your inner geek is seeking answers to questions such as; ‘how does my sense of taste and smell work?’ and ‘how does heat change our foods?’ or what’s the science behind the […]

Read more
Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

4 of the best: Viennese restaurants

Sitting imperially at the centre of Europe the Austrian capital Vienna is enjoying a renaissance in culture food, while becoming ever so slightly hip and fashionable. Viennese table favourites with a global fanbase include Weiner Schnitzel and one of the world’s great street foods – sausages with semmel (a deliciously sweet bread roll demanding to […]

Read more