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...]

Punch Tavern – Fleet Street | London Pubs

Punch Tavern - 99 Fleet Street: Along the Fleet Street stretch of our London Walk, we come across the Punch Tavern.  As it happens, it's nearly lunchtime, so this calls for a stop in this heritage London pub which Tony knows very well. The pub was quite empty when we arrived, but from 1:00 p.m, … [Read more...]

Chez Lapin | Porto Restaurant | Eating Out in Porto

French by Name but Portuguese in Cuisine: Tonight we find ourselves in Chez Lapin, a rustic restaurant on Oporto's waterfront, close to where we disembarked from our river cruise.  Although this restaurant has a French name, Chez Lapin serves traditional Portuguese and Oporto cuisine. I ask … [Read more...]

Café Majestic – The Grand Café of Oporto

More than a Café .....: Majestic by name and majestic by architecture, this café has become a prerequisite stop by visiting dignitaries, media personalities, artists and everyone who's anyone visiting Oporto, as well as the humble tourists like us. The Majestic's guest book lists all the … [Read more...]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana - The Utensil The … [Read more...]

Algarve sweets at Faro’s best coffee shop

Portuguese love their Sweets and Cakes: The Portuguese we are told are sweet-toothed and have a great love of cakes.  This we find out for ourselves to be absolutely true as everywhere we go, there are pastelarias and cafes with counters that are stocked full with all kinds of sweet … [Read more...]

Pigging out on Porcini – Eating out in Rome

In pursuit of Funghi Porcini: Porcini Arrosto at La CarbonaraOn our first night in Rome, we race off to our favourite restaurant on Campo dei Fiori.  After a few weeks on the road, a fix of good Italian food is much needed and at La Carbonara, we know that we'll have a good meal. I eagerly ask the … [Read more...]

Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara – Eating out in Rome

Dining out on Filetti di Baccalà near Campo dei Fiori: This eatery next to Campo dei Fiori seems to get more popular each time we visit, with long queues of locals and visitors trying to get a table each night. As there are a lot of people wanting to dine here tonight, the guy organizing the … [Read more...]