The Best Traditional Food from Northern Ireland

Colcannon

You can be sure of a warm welcome when you visit Northern Ireland, and a big part of that comes from the wonderful food. The cuisine of Northern Ireland is full of hearty dishes and delicious comfort foods. Many of the dishes are ones that you’ll find throughout both Eire and Northern Ireland, but there ... Read more »

Hot Chilli Turnip Pickle

Hot Chilli Turnips

Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky is full of delicious chicken recipes (including plenty of chicken wings and some great chicken burgers). In addition, the book shares lots of great ideas for side dishes, sauces and condiments such as this easy-to-make hot chilli turnip pickle. Read our full review of Wings and ... Read more »

Lotus Dream | Speculoos Ice Cream Shake

Lotus Dream (Speculoos Ice Cream Shake)

I love Speculoos biscuits (cookies) and speculoos spread (also known as Lotus spread after the best-known brand). In this delicious ice cream shake recipe from cookbook Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky, speculoos biscuits and spread are combined with milk and vanilla ice cream to make a deliciously indulgent milkshake with some ... Read more »

Hoisin Buff Ting | Hoisin-Glazed Fried Chicken Wings

Hoisin Buff Ting Chicken Wings

What could be better than crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky and delicious hoisin glaze, and served with a refreshing side of lightly-pickled cucumber? Not much, I can tell you, this simple chicken wings recipe is a winner and one we’ll be making again and again! The recipe is from Wings and Things by ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from Wales

Welsh Rarebit

Wales is a country of dramatic coastlines, towering mountains and historic castles. Oh, and dragons too, of course! It’s also known for the quality of its produce, and there are plenty of traditional Welsh foods to try during your visit to Wales. In this post I’ve picked out just a few of my favourite traditional ... Read more »

Strategies for Coping with Migraine When Travelling

Migraines are tricky to deal with even at home, and I’m very lucky that employers and clients have been understanding about days off sick because of them. But when it comes to travelling on holiday, I have a set of strategies to help me cope. I started suffering from migraines in my late thirties, and ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from Scotland

Abroath Smokies

When you travel around the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, you’ll find that there’s a distinct variation between the traditional foods of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. Scotland has a wealth of excellent local produce and traditional Scottish foods for you to sample during your visit. This post gives you just ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from England

Blue Stilton Cheese

Sampling delicious local food is one of my favourite things about travelling and I know many of you agree. If you are planning a trip to visit England, here are some traditional English foods to try while you are here. Each region of England has its own traditional regional specialities, and I couldn’t possibly cover them ... Read more »

The Joy of Eating Street Food in Thailand

Vendor at Tha Kha Floating Market near Bangkok Satay

A couple of years ago, we spent three weeks in Thailand, escaping a dark, cold and wet London winter for the colour, sunshine and excitement of a holiday in Thailand. Although few of us are travelling right now, I know I’m not alone in dreaming about future holidays, and reminiscing about fantastic trips in the ... Read more »