Category: Food and Drink

14 vineyards worth visiting

14 vineyards worth visiting

A few years ago South African friends of ours introduced us to some rather lovely South African wines, thankfully just before we re-visited the country for our honeymoon.  It has rather started a habit of seeking out a vineyard to visit whenever we’re on holiday.  We’ve been nicely surprised with some UK ones too!  We […]

A gourmet guide to Rome

A gourmet guide to Rome

There are endless reasons to visit Rome, but often food is not one of them, unlike, say, Bologna or, increasingly, Puglia. It is one of my favourite cities, and where I grew up, but I am the first to admit that the constant influx of tourists means that it is only too easy to eat […]

Top 3 luxury bistros of San Diego’s Little Italy

Top 3 luxury bistros of San Diego’s Little Italy

A coastal city of Southern California, San Diego is known for its relaxed attitude, friendly people and—despite its modest size—a rather diverse selection of gastronomical delights.  Adjacent to the downtown city center is the beautiful neighborhood of Little Italy.  As one would expect, the area is home to the most authentic Italian food in town.  […]

3 'must try' experiences in Japan

3 ‘must try’ experiences in Japan

Japan is like no other country in the world. A land of incredible contrasts, it offers overseas travellers so many diverse and unusual experiences that you wont find anywhere else. This article is about 3 ‘must try’ experiences for any discerning traveller interested in visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. Experience a ryokan (an alternative […]

6 of the best open-air food market venues in Paris

6 of the best open-air food market venues in Paris

Shopping at open markets (marché) is a popular and fun way to find the freshest food in town. There are more than 80 open air markets located in Paris and the surrounding suburbs. Even if your French isn’t great don’t be intimidated by the outdoor markets. The merchants are generally very friendly and really don’t […]

Top 3 restaurants in Mykonos with grandmas' best kept secrets!

Top 3 restaurants in Mykonos with grandmas’ best kept secrets!

Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island and offers a wide variety of choices looking for that island chic lifestyle. Beyond the beaches, the clubs, the stories that every rock has to say, the island offers a wide variety of gastronomic experiences from Asian to American cuisine. In conquest for the authentic Greek recipes, three restaurants definitely […]

5 highlights from a tour of the Prosecco region

5 highlights from a tour of the Prosecco region

Located north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, lies the Prosecco wine region, home to Italy’s favorite sparkling wines. Just as with Champagne, true Prosecco must come from this specific region, with the most sought after producers located between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. A beautiful area in which to relax and […]

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

Dining in London this Summer is all about one building – The Shard – the tallest building in Europe. With stunning views of the capital city from all directions, The Shard is also home to various restaurants and bars and for this reason will be one of the places to visit in the Summer of […]

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

The decadence, the opulence, the romance, the fashions of the roaring 20s – Baz Luhrmann’s new production of The Great Gatsby has brought a whole new audience to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel. Now you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties with The Great Gatsby-style offers available at […]

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

7 of the best restaurants in Malaga Province, Andalusia

The recent announcement of this year’s list of the best restaurants in the world has cemented Spain’s place at the top with more Spanish chefs in the top ten than any other country. Not only did the Roca brothers climb to number one with The Cellar de Can Roca in Girona, but Basque restaurants Mugaritz […]

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Alina Pinelli, together with her family Lucia and Giovanni, are the founders of countryslowliving.com  (Il Fontanaro Farm, Villas & Co) – a resort where travellers come from all over the world to learn about the Italian heritage in organic wines, olive oils, saffron and honey, to discover the culture of the Tuscan and Umbrian lands. With […]

6 Summer festivals to be held in Iceland this June

6 Summer festivals to be held in Iceland this June

As temperatures start to rise just a little during the Spring months, so too does activity within the tourist industry. If you happen to be visiting Iceland this June, you’ll find a diverse range of festivals taking place throughout the month. Whether you’re interested in Icelandic history and traditions, the country’s music or its food […]

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Nothing says summer more than ice cream, and no one makes ice cream like the Italians! This authentic Italian recipe for vanilla ice cream may not be the healthiest, but you can rest assured that with actual vanilla bean pods, full-fat milk and full-fat cream, your homemade ice cream will be second to none. Once […]

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten Guest Chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19th May 2013 with a line up of over 200 […]

Go cocoa-mad at Belize Chocolate Festival

Go cocoa-mad at Belize Chocolate Festival

Chocolate lovers can enjoy three days of sheer indulgence at the “Chocolate Festival of Belize” from 24th to 26th May 2013 in the Toledo District, the chocolate mecca of Belize. This annual event reflects Belize’s rooted history in cacao production, dating back to the times of the Maya, and includes a full programme of fun […]

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