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. […]

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Citrus Notes, 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 […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places

BLOOD ORANGES Squeezing out the magic

  Slicing open an orange to reveal its bloody flesh is a pleasure reserved for the cold, dark wet months of January and early February, in the UK anyway. The arrival of the blood oranges from the groves dotted around the Mediterranean and increasingly Florida and California sparks a flurry of cooks washing out their […]

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Food & Drink, italy, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

South London gets a taste of Italian flavours

Buffalo mozzarella balls stuffed with black olives vie for attention with piles of freshly baked focaccia and pizza steaming hot fetched out of a huge clay oven in a huge, sprawling Italian food market and community hub in one of London’s more edgier neighbourhoods south of the river Thames. The brainchild of economist, committed dreamer […]

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About Me, Food & Drink, Switzerland, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Zurich meets London goes Dada

Dada, one of the world’s most exciting and controversial art movements of the 2oth Century, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and it’s being done in typical style. The art and cultural movement was born out of the avant-garde world that was thriving in the Swiss city of Zürich in the 1910s before spreading […]

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Food & Drink, Norway, Norway, Recipes

Seasoning ending for Norwegian Skrei, cook with Michel Roux Jr

With only a few weeks left of the Skrie (a firm, fleshy white fish from the cod family) season, here’s a recipe created by chef Michel Roux jr (pictured below). Caught straight from the cold, clear waters of northern Norway, the Skreiseason runs between January and April. The cod spends most of its life in the […]

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Food & Drink, India, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

A spice journey continues: India’s aromatic rice, chai and puddings

This is the second chapter from our guest blogger Janet Robbins, flavoured with her words and photographs from a recent trip to India During my recent, unforgettable visit to India we spent a week in Mumbai and a week travelling around the state of Rajasthan. Along the way, we ate excellent food at hotels and […]

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Food & Drink, India, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

A spice journey: Indian cuisine, street food and desert forts

Words and photographs from our guest blogger, Janet Robbins Lucky me! I recently had the good fortune to spend a fortnight in India. The first week was spent in the bustling city of Mumbai (Bombay), and the second travelling through many of the fabled cities of Rajasthan, a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. With mountains, […]

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About Me, Devon, England, Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, 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 […]

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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 […]

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