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 Wahaca  Experimental on London’s Southbank            

Between work and jetting back and forth to Italy I hardly get the chance for a proper bit of tourism. For the first time in a long while I had a perfect night out eating mexican fare in a trendy set of containers belonging to the chain Wahaca. Drinks plus dinner came to a decent … Continue reading

Bits of Borough Market, London Bridge

Borough Market is an institution, the problem is deciding what you’re goin to eat. Salted beef sanwiches with pickle, a croissant and the besy filtered coffee of your life at Monmouth, Iberian ham at the Jamoneria, fresh cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy, suckling piglet from roast, burrata from an Italian vendor or paella from a … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea in Mayfair

Finally got around to having a proper spot of tea in London. I have to say the location was unbelievably old-school elegant British and we were seated in a wintergarden. The stale finger sandwiches and outsourced pastries kind of spoiled the all around experience, but the ambience helped. Gotta start somewhere! Here’s to the next … Continue reading

Recipe: spaghetti with cime di rapa and sausage

Cime di Rapa, known in Canada as Rapini makes a great addition to many dishes, pizza and pasta being among my favourites. One of the best things to cook this vegetable with is sausage. Here’s an easypeasy recipe that will take you no time at all to whip up. INGREDIENTS: Cime di Rapa Pasta such … Continue reading

Masseria Melcarne: a great dining destination during our Puglia Vacation

Masserias are the hot thing in Puglia nowadays. Some are B&B’s, some are restaurants and some are both. I knew that I couldn’t leave Salento without having an authentic Masseria experience, but I was terrified that we would get scammed into some place that had a pretty face, but no substance behind it (i.e. a … Continue reading

My Sicilian Summer

A long overdue vacation after seven intense months of work and business travel. We’re onto Day 3 of our week in Sicily and I couldn’t ask for mote, fantastic, unusually breezy weather at the beach, succulent seafood dinners and UNESCO sights. So far we’ve sunbathed at Marina di Modica and Sampieri, had the meal of … Continue reading

Harrods Food Hall

Cherries that cost £95 a kilo, an entire room dedicated to gourmet chocolate, coffee and tea, shortbread tins and the most luxe deli you’ll ever see. At least you can walk away from Harrods with a roll of bread 😉 .

Sachertorte – insanely overpriced at Vienna airport

€30+ highway robbery!

This is Enoteca Vinarium, Turin

Discovered a neat alcove in Turin on Via Madama Cristina, in the San Salvario district. Three walls full of wines, great and highly original choices by the glass and a cute garden in the back for apertivi (happy hour). Definitely going back.

Pecorino Paradise

Last day in Tuscany. This morning, the lady who runs the B&B we’re staying at took us to an authentic cheesemaking haven tucked a top a little hill surrounded by trees with a discreet wooden sign that reads ‘Sale of Cheese’. Pulling up to the small bungalow-style villa we could smell meat cooking in the … Continue reading