Cheese-seller, Novara

Authentic Gorgonzola

It seems there is money to be made in counterfeiting any product – even cheese is fair game – I wonder if you’ve ever tried Gorgonzola that’s actually not the real deal and how would you know?  No. Me either.

Cheese-seller, Novara

Authentic Gorgonzola

It seems there is money to be made in counterfeiting any product – even cheese is fair game – I wonder if you’ve ever tried Gorgonzola that’s actually not the real deal and how would you know?  No. Me either.

Reception, Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián

It didn’t really surprise us when we discovered that the 5* Hotel Maria Cristina Hotel in San Sebastián had been designed by the French architect Charles Mewès in 1912.  His portfolio includes the Ritz in Paris, London and Madrid and one of

Reception, Hotel Maria Cristina

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián

It didn’t really surprise us when we discovered that the 5* Hotel Maria Cristina Hotel in San Sebastián had been designed by the French architect Charles Mewès in 1912.  His portfolio includes the Ritz in Paris, London and Madrid and one of

Bar Gandarias, San Sebastian

San Sebastián: Sleep, Eat and Drink

A long weekend really isn’t long enough in this northern Spanish coastal city, just an hour’s drive from Bilbao.  San Sebastián or to give it its Basque name, Donostia, is a stunner.   An early arrival at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 meant I

Bar Gandarias, San Sebastian

San Sebastián: Sleep, Eat and Drink

A long weekend really isn’t long enough in this northern Spanish coastal city, just an hour’s drive from Bilbao.  San Sebastián or to give it its Basque name, Donostia, is a stunner.   An early arrival at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 meant I

Malay Taste Nasi Goreng Kit

Nasi Goreng Made Easy

A lovely surprise package of authentic Malaysian ingredients landed on my doorstep recently, sent by Malaysia Kitchen the people promoting Malaysian food here in the UK.  Their job may have been made slightly easier by Ping Coombes, the latest winner of Masterchef

Malay Taste Nasi Goreng Kit

Nasi Goreng Made Easy

A lovely surprise package of authentic Malaysian ingredients landed on my doorstep recently, sent by Malaysia Kitchen the people promoting Malaysian food here in the UK.  Their job may have been made slightly easier by Ping Coombes, the latest winner of Masterchef

Boerewors The Meat Co

Boerewors with Miele Pap, Chakalaka Sauce & Rocket Salad Recipe

Boerewors with Miele Pap is a dish served at The Meat Co and although I didn’t try it, what’s not to love about this traditional South African spicy all-meat sausage? Boerewors is a South African specialty – a curly beast

Boerewors The Meat Co

Boerewors with Miele Pap, Chakalaka Sauce & Rocket Salad Recipe

Boerewors with Miele Pap is a dish served at The Meat Co and although I didn’t try it, what’s not to love about this traditional South African spicy all-meat sausage? Boerewors is a South African specialty – a curly beast

Fillet Steak and Lobster Tail, The Meat Co

The Meat Co, Westfield W12

Westfield added a touch of magic to a once grotty corner of Shepherd’s Bush and the transformation has brought with it a host of designer shops, food outlets and cash-laden shoppers.  A dangerously close bus ride away from my home Mr and Me

Fillet Steak and Lobster Tail, The Meat Co

The Meat Co, Westfield W12

Westfield added a touch of magic to a once grotty corner of Shepherd’s Bush and the transformation has brought with it a host of designer shops, food outlets and cash-laden shoppers.  A dangerously close bus ride away from my home Mr and Me

Bicester Village Shopping Express coach

A Day Trip To Chic: Bicester Village Shopping Express

It’s just an hour and a half away by car from Shepherd’s Bush, an hour’s train journey with Chiltern Railways from London’s Marylebone Station, and only 20 minutes from Oxford. Bicester Village is the place to go for high-end and high street bargains,

Bicester Village Shopping Express coach

A Day Trip To Chic: Bicester Village Shopping Express

It’s just an hour and a half away by car from Shepherd’s Bush, an hour’s train journey with Chiltern Railways from London’s Marylebone Station, and only 20 minutes from Oxford. Bicester Village is the place to go for high-end and high street bargains,