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...]

Angelina Has The Best Hot Chocolate in Paris…

Angelina Has A reputation for the Best Hot Chocolate in Paris: Here’s a little secret for lovers of hot chocolate. If you’re wondering around the Jardin de Tuileries or visiting the Louvre, plan on a visit to Angelina whose legendary hot chocolate has made this place so famous with locals and … [Read more...]

La Maison Stohrer – A Patisserie Rich with History

La Maison Stohrer - A Patisserie Whose History is as rich as its Desserts: The French are famous as pastry chefs and if you have a sweet tooth and a love of history, you’ll want to make tracks for La Maison Stohrer on your Paris holiday. Situated at 51, rue Montorgueil in Paris' 2nd … [Read more...]

A Passion for Porcini

Food in Rome:  Hooked on Porcini: Reading a recipe in the papers this morning reminds me that the Porcini season is here. Once you've had a taste of fresh porcini mushrooms, it stays with you forever and just the mention of it is enough to send a thousand thrills to your taste buds. Porcini … [Read more...]

Great British Beer Festival | London Events

Britain's biggest beer festival The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF in short) is an annual beer festival organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).  Breweries from around the country showcase their best and newest beers at this festival.  At the Bières Sans Frontières (BSF) bars, the best … [Read more...]

Cream Teas – 10 Best Tea Rooms

Cream tea is to Devon what Cornish Pastie is to Cornwall: Devonshire cream teas are a specialty of Devon, however this dish is world-famous, especially in the Commonwealth countries.  With their delicious scones thickly spread with fresh butter, fruity strawberry jam and topped with thick … [Read more...]

Pubs in Devon | Devon holiday

Where to Eat and Drink on your Devon holiday: When it comes to favourite drinking holes, everyone has their own preferences. Serious drinkers would say that only the ale counts, others might set their criteria based on the ambience in the pub, the location and setting or, in my case, it's got to … [Read more...]

French Cheeses – Where They’re Produced

Gourmet French Cheeses you could easily get addicted to: Today, I was tried three French cheeses that were new to me.  I must say that they were absolutely delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world. The three that I tasted … [Read more...]

Fromage de Chèvre – Goat Cheeses from the Loire Valley

Fromage de Chèvre - a must try on your Loire Valley Holiday: The Loire Valley, with its fertile soil, has an abundance of orchards growing apples and pears.  Strawberries and asparagus also grow well here - asparagus, it seems, particularly love the sandy soil of the banks of the … [Read more...]