Archive For October 2013

Snackistan

Snackistan

Street fare, comfort food, meze I am convinced that Sally Butcher could write a book about paint drying and it would be a worthwhile read. Her books, and this is the third, are Sally in paper form. Her energy, culinary knowledge and laugh-out-loud humour will make this another best-seller. Sally is known as an accomplished…

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Rotterdam – Culinary Comfort and Creativity

Rotterdam – Culinary Comfort and Creativity

Holland might not be the first country springing to mind when one contemplates a gastronomic break, a food adventure. No, we muse on France, as their dishes are classic and the quality is legendary (some legends owe more to fantasy than fact); then there is New York with its perennial edgy vibe. Tempting, but one…

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Stena Line to the Hook of Holland

Stena Line to the Hook of Holland

Well, here it was. My travel nemesis had arrived …or more accurately I was travelling to meet it. I have never been a good sailor and many ferry crossings between the UK and France had seriously put me off. I had lost count of the hours I had spent in overcrowded squalor bobbing about like…

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Vila Vita Parc – Wining and Dining in The Algarve

Vila Vita Parc – Wining and Dining in The Algarve

We, cold souls, languish in northern Europe, longing for holidays offering bright sun and vibrant food. Look at any Mediterranean travel brochure and along with gold-fringed beaches there will be images of food. But there is an alternative to the now-crowded Med: the Atlantic. Yes, dear geographically challenged reader, that might conjure visions of grey…

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Vila Vita Parc and Herdade dos Grous

Vila Vita Parc and Herdade dos Grous

Vila Vita Parc enchants the guest with its exotic gardens; it invigorates the visitor with its pools and spa; it tempts with its food and wine. Those last two delicious elements will likely be at the very heart of your stay and they are key to the success of the company here in Portugal. This…

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Dr Wong Lai Sum, CEO, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation

Dr Wong Lai Sum, CEO, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation

Food and partnership – a recipe for success Malaysia Night: Trafalgar Square, Friday 4th October, noon – 10pm Malaysia Night has become an eagerly anticipated event for Londoners who crave the distinctive flavours of that peninsular. It attracts locals, tourists and even Malaysians who support this delicious initiative. We met Dr Wong Lai Sum, CEO,…

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French Market Cookbook

French Market Cookbook

Vegetarian recipes from my Parisian kitchen This is a unique and surprising book in so many ways. It’s a Parisian cookbook but it’s a vegetarian recipe book. It’s undoubtedly French but reflects the fresher dishes from the traditional repertoire. It’s a Paris-market cookbook, but those markets offer produce from across the country. The author of…

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