A Taste of Alentejo | The Gastronomic Soul of Portugal

‘Ask any Portuguese and they’ll agree – Alentejo is the gastronomic soul of Portugal!‘ So said our guide Ruben as we set off on our taster tour of the region. But since he’s also the Communication Manager for the region’s tourism promotion agency, I took his words with a pinch of salt, categorising them as ... Read more »

Put A Cork In It, Alentejo!

A piece of cork partially stamped into cork stoppers, in Portugal's Alentejo region

Did you know that Portugal is the world’s largest producer of cork? Half of the world’s cork is produced here, much of that within the Alentejo region, which I explored recently.    Cork is grown and harvested across the Alentejo, well suited to the hot and dry climate. Most of the processing happens in Azaruja, ... Read more »

Snapshots of Japan | American Craft Beer at Yokohama’s Antenna America

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The advantage of meeting up with friends in Japan is that they can guide us to the best places for food and drink, none more so than food and drink journalist Robb Satterwhite, also the founder of Animal Cafes, Bento.com (restaurant guide), Craft Beer Bars Japan, and Where in Tokyo. Although we’re usually keen to seek ... Read more »

Three Delicious Small Plate Restaurants in Stockholm

I have said before how fabulous the food scene in Stockholm is, and written about the fantastic tastings we enjoyed on our Stockholm food walking tour. We also had some fantastic restaurant meals during our long weekend in the city. Restaurants in Stockholm are wonderfully inventive, offering high quality cooking that references food influences from all ... Read more »

Taking To The Skies | A Gondola Visit to Maokong for Lunch & Tea

I love cable cars! So I was very excited about riding on the Taipei Maokong Gondola during our visit to Taiwan’s capital earlier this year. It wasn’t until we did it that I realised quite how incredible this particular cable car journey would be – a long and leisurely half an hour in duration each ... Read more »