Category: Food and Drink

No kids allowed - holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

No kids allowed - holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

We come to the end of yet another peak holiday season and, as school term-time starts again, it’s finally time for the adults to plan their own great escape. But, with so many options to choose from, where should you go? Follow our top tips for some utterly blissful holiday escapes – without the children.
5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

After months of Summer loving, the brisk shivers of Autumn and Winter greet us harshly. The warm sun slips away and the once lively leaves fall to the ground. But whip out your gloves and puffer jackets because the fun has yet to cease. Here are 5 fantastic festivals from around the world that make
5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Bassano del Grappa is a beautiful, but little known Italian town with wonderful Palladian architecture, a special place in the local history, and unique foods and wines. Located in the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, the city lies at the foothills of the Prealps, where Brenta river emerges from the southern end of
The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

The Slavonia Music Festival in Požega, Croatia

For four days every year in the city of Požega, the Slavonia Music Festival is held to celebrate the harvest of the region’s grapes among winegrowers and winemakers. Located in the region of Slavonia in eastern Croatia, the festival takes place in the town’s central square of Trg Svetog Trojstva (The Holy Trinity Square) and
The most expensive spirits in the world

The most expensive spirits in the world

Ever wondered how much a really good bottle of spirits might set you back? A few thousand dollars perhaps? Think again. Although these aren’t direct comparisons as we are not comparing like with like (in terms of volume, etc.), here are 10 of the most expensive spirits to be found in the world. Although rare
The most expensive wines in the world

The most expensive wines in the world

Wine-searcher.com has sifted through a database of more than 42,910 prices lists, totalling almost 6 million wine offers, to come up with a list of the most expensive wines in the world based on the average price of a standard bottle (750ml). The top 10 is heavily dominated by wines from Burgundy, France, which represented
Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

Recipe of the week: Roast grouse with blackberries and port jus

The grouse season in the UK opened on the 12th August and right now you can find some of the best grouse in the market because the birds are still young enough to offer a deliciously tender meat. The breast of grouse is the most tender part; it is rich and is scented with the
Viking culture and a new food festival in Denmark

Viking culture and a new food festival in Denmark

Next month will see the arrival of a new food festival which coincides with Scandinavia’s largest cultural festival – the Aarhus Festival. Taking place in Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus since 1965, the festival is a celebration of art, theatre and music with exhibitions, free concerts and installations popping up everywhere, adding extra colour to
Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Luxury doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. That’s certainly what The Luxe Nomad believes. Started initially as an Asian-based, flash sales website, the site has now expanded to include European and African luxury resorts – often available at heavy discounts at up to 70% off. Resorts on The Luxe Nomad are vetted, primarily boutique hotels
5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is an ancient city with a palpable feeling of glory and history. Walking among the stoned streets, the haggard merchants and young lovers it oozes history. A day roaming Rome wears down the body and the mind. To keep sharp and maintain energy levels it can’t be all pasta all the time. Here are
Recipe of the week: Grilled Scottish west coast langoustines

Recipe of the week: Grilled Scottish west coast langoustines

This dish showcases local Scottish produce at its best and is inspired by the Ayrshire coastline, where you’ll find some of the world’s finest seafood. Easy to prepare, quick to cook and delightful to eat, this recipe for freshly grilled langoustines with garlic and parsley makes a great sharing dish. If you do decide to
Top 7 New York candy stores

Top 7 New York candy stores

It’s common knowledge that New York does everything bigger and better than anywhere else in the world – especially when it comes to candy! We’ve composed a list of the Top 7 New York Candy Stores to get your journey for the perfect candy bar off to a delicious start. Just remember to brush your
10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

For me, part of the fun of travelling is trying different foods in far-flung destinations – things that you might never dream of eating, and dishes that you just don’t get back at home. Here I present a round-up of 10 weird and wonderful items that fellow travel bloggers have tried during their own travels.
Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Hotel Principe di Savoia, a member of the Dorchester Collection, is launching a four day Truffle Tasting Package whereby guests can experience a morning of truffle hunting in the neighbouring Piedmont region; home to the finest Italian truffles. Guests are also invited to dine at the Osteria dell’Arco restaurant for a three course lunch and
How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

The key to really enjoying the best Italy has to offer is to do things the local way. It can help if you’re good with the lingo, but if not, here is a quick guide to seeking out the most authentic places to eat and drink in three of the country’s most visited cities –
Recipe of the week: Chicken and shrimp curry

Recipe of the week: Chicken and shrimp curry

‘Kari’ means sauce in Tamil. In English we call it ‘curry’. In Mauritius, they call it ‘cari’. The Mauritian cari can be done with various ingredients: game, fish, lamb, chicken, seafood or vegetables. The preparation of cari involves two steps: the first step is to prepare the garam masala which is a mixture of cinnamon,