Paper quality in food and travel books is too often overlooked. Running my fingers over a double page photo spread on clean, physical white paper showing two images of a Greek beach and a white and blue stone church is my (current) tactile way of travelling. The images lie side by side on pages 10 […]Read more
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
Picked, crushed and bottled across the Mediterranean
When two tousled-haired teenage friends drove home with a couple of buckets of olives bought from a Provencal farmers’ market in southern France one day in the early 1990s little did they see how their culinary future would unfold. Always on the look out for new ingredients George Bennell (whose culinary CV includes working […]Read more
French vineyards, mountains on two wheels
Imagine pedalling gently along a shady canal tow path, buying a picnic from a local market, and stopping to visit historic villages along the way. The Canal des Deux Mers Greenway runs for 145km beside the Canal du Midi and the Canal de Garonne, crossing three regions with Midi-Pyrenees at its heart. Click here for […]Read more
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