Thai Recipe | Pad Krapow Moo (Pork Stir-fried with Holy Basil)

Pad Krapow Moo (Pork Stir-fried with Holy Basil) - a delicious Thai dish, recipe from Kay Plunkett-Hogge's cookbook, Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home

We enjoyed a wonderful three weeks in Thailand last year, and since then we’ve been more interested in Thai cuisine than ever. Recently published cookbook, Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home by Kay Plunkett-Hogge, is making us salivate for all the delicious Thai recipes. Read my review of the book here. With permission from publisher ... Read more »

Thai Recipe | Ma Hor (Galloping Horses)

Ma Hor (Galloping Horses) - a delicious Thai snack, recipe from Kay Plunkett-Hogge's cookbook, Baan: : Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home

Since our three week trip to Thailand last year, we’ve been more interested in Thai cuisine than ever before, so the publication of Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home by Kay Plunkett-Hogge, is really exciting. Read my review of the book here. With permission from publisher Pavilion Books, we are so excited to share ... Read more »

Koj Cheltenham | Japanese Food, Cocktails & Whisky

Selection of dishes at Koj Cheltenham Japanese Restaurant

Cheltenham’s food scene is thriving, with more top quality restaurants than ever before including several new multicultural options. Koj Cheltenham in the heart of the city centre, offers a Japanese food menu that’s full of temptations, not to mention an eclectic cocktail list and an excellent selection of Japanese whisky, sake and shochu. ... Read more »

Mezze Me | Turkish Food in Abergavenny

Lahmacun at Mezze Me Turkish Restaurant in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Recently moved to Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, we’re now happily exploring the town’s restaurants. Local residents are full of praise for Mezze Me, on Frogmore Street; the restaurant describes its menu as “fresh and homemade Turkish and eastern Mediterranean food”, and in the 6 months they’ve been open, they’ve already grown a loyal customer base, Pete and I included. ... Read more »

The Ox Bristol | Great Value Lunch Menu

Lemon cheesecake, honeycomb, milk crumb - The Ox, Bristol

Located in the basement of a grand old building on Corn Street, The Ox offers a classic British menu, with global influences, in the heart of Bristol city centre. Lunch time is a great time to visit and take advantage of the lunchtime steak offer or set menu. ... Read more »

Learning to Row a Gondola in Venice

Tourists taking a rowing lesson with Row Venice

The best ways to see Venice are on foot, and from the water. But the vaporetti (waterbuses) are packed and gondola rides are extremely expensive. Instead, play at being a gondolier yourself by learning how to row standing up in a traditional Venetian rowing boat. ... Read more »

12 Perfect Pancake Recipes for Pancake Day

Collage of Perfect Pancake Recipes for Pancake Day or Any Day

There’s nothing wrong with classic crêpes (with sugar and lemon juice, please) or a stack of American-style or Scotch pancakes with maple syrup or chocolate sauce. But if you’re looking for something different for Pancake Day (or any other day), check out these twelve unusual  ideas for sweet and savoury pancakes.  ... Read more »

BookPeople’s Hand-Picked Favourites | Our 10 Food & Drink Books

Stack of ten food and drink books

If you love books and bargain prices, you’ll probably already know about BookPeople; they’ve been selling a wide range of amazingly low-priced titles for over 30 years. You can either buy online, or arrange for a BookPeople team to visit your office, bank, school or hospital. I tend to shop online, as there are additional ... Read more »