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...]

Some of Cornwall's finest Pubs

Where to eat and drink on your Cornish Holiday: Cornwall's spectacular coastline is a favourite holiday destination for those seeking sun, surf and sailing. And where there's sun and sea, there are also good Watering Holes, some of the finest of which are listed below. Cornwall is also a … [Read more...]

Food and Drink in Devon and Cornwall

Food & Drink In Devon and Cornwall – Great Pubs, Good Food And Drink! It’s true that the Cornish enjoy their food – so much so that Devon and Cornwall are known almost as much for their culinary offerings as their stunning scenery and coasts. Fine Dining In recent times, the celebrity chefs … [Read more...]

Food in Northern France

Food in Northern France: a brief gastronomical tour! Le Nord; Picardy; Champagne; Alsace and Lorraine Dunkerque; Calais; Boulogne; Le Touquet; Lille; Arras; Amiens; Beauvais; Chantilly; Compiegne; Epernay; Reims; Chalons-en-Champagne; Troyes; Nancy; Strasbourg; Verdun; Colmar; Riquewihr. Food … [Read more...]

Food in Southwest France

Food in Southwest France: a brief gastronomical tour! Poitou and Aquitaine; Perigord, Quercy and Gascony; the Pyrenees. Bordeaux; Toulouse; Poitiers; La Rochelle; Rochefort; Cognac; St Emilion; Pauillac; Perigueux; Sarlat; Lascaux II; Bergerac; Rocamadour; Cahors; Condom; Moissac; … [Read more...]