Magpie Café – The Best Fish & Chips in England?

Does the Magpie Café have the best fish and chips in the country? You don't have to look too hard for places to eat in Whitby. There are many cafés and restaurants in town and just along Pier Road there are three (Magpie Café, Terry's Restaurant and Quayside) and on Baxtergate there are another … [Read more...]

Bonjour, would you like to bake like a French Pâtissier?

Learn Pastry and Dessert making from a French master chef: Paris' patisseries are world famous and some like Ladurée, La Maison Stohrer and Angelina's are Parisian institutions. Life's Sweet in Paris - walk around the city and you'll see patisseries overflowing with the most tempting sweet … [Read more...]

Café Americain – Amsterdam’s Art Deco Grand Café

Dinner at Amsterdam's Art Deco Grand Café: Amsterdam has a number of grand cafés where you can enjoy dining in elegance and on our one free night in Amsterdam, we chose to dine at Café Americain, the oldest of the grand cafés in this city. Café Americain is one of the restaurants of the … [Read more...]

Norwegian Food on our Hurtigruten Cruise

What to Expect of your Hurtigruten Cruise Foods On our winter Hurtigruten Norwegian cruise, there were only about 45 passengers doing the whole round trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. Along the way a few passengers joined, but generally there's plenty of room to spread out and … [Read more...]

Café de Paris – Sintra

Café with a Palatial View: Set in the historic centre of Sintra Vila is the iconic Café de Paris which enjoys fine views of the Palácio  Nacional de Sintra (National Palace). At the Café de Paris, you have a choice of dining on the balcony, the terrace or the fine-dining restaurant with its … [Read more...]

A Seafood Feast at O Farol, Cacilhas

The Lighthouse is Gone, But the Seafood Brings People Here: Our first night in Portugal and we're having a seafood treat at "O Farol", a restaurant in Cacilhas. To get to this restaurant we catch a local commuter ferry from Cais do Sodré, Lisbon's transport hub, from where buses, the metro, … [Read more...]

Santini Gelati – Best Ice Cream in Portugal

Purveyor of Ice Cream to Europe's Royal Families: We were told that when we get to Cascais, we must have some Santini ice cream, the best in Portugal!   The Santinis have been supplying ice cream to generations of the royal family but be forewarned that when we get to the ice cream parlour, the … [Read more...]

Varenyky or Pierogi – Delicious Ukrainian Dumplings

Making Varenyky - Ukraine River Cruise: A taste of varenyky or pierogi is a must on any trip to the Ukraine. These dumplings come with a range of fillings, including potato, potato and cheddar cheese, potato and mushroom, cottage cheese, blueberries or cherries. Varenyky is a staple dish of the … [Read more...]

London Restaurants | St. Christopher's Place

Eating and Drinking in the Heart of London: It was purely by chance that we came across St. Christopher's Place this morning when we were pounding down Oxford Street on our way to Bond Street Tube Station. The little lane way caught Tony's attention and when he ducked in to have a look, he was … [Read more...]

Interesting Facts about British Food

10 Interesting Facts about British Food: Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite foods came to be discovered or invented? Here are ten interesting facts (or myths) about British food, some going back to Roman times: It was the Romans who made oysters popular in Britain and were … [Read more...]