The Black Bear Inn

Chicken liver parfait with pickled cauliflower and crackers

Our discovery of The Black Bear Inn in Bettws Newydd, less than 10 miles away from our home, is a dangerous one! The excellent cooking from chef Joshua Byrne and the friendly welcome from front-of-house, wife Hannah, who runs front of house, means we’ll be back again and again for the inventive, seasonal and delicious food. ... Read more »

Eight Tips to a Quintessentially Quebec Bike Tour

Cycling in Quebec

Quebec is definitely a destination bike location. Alongside beautiful rolling scenery, old world charm in a new world destination, and fantastic food, it also offers the longest system of trails in North America, linking Quebec to Ontario, New Brunswick, and the U.S. Armed with our eight tips, you’re ready for the bicycle ride of your life in Quebec. ... Read more »

6 Delicious Restaurants in Lille

at Chez la Vieille

Lille is a great choice for a food-focused city break in France. Its eminently walkable old town is full of pretty historical architecture, with plenty of delicious restaurants and places to enjoy a sweet treat. Check out our recommendations for fondue, traditional and modern Flemish cooking, burgers, crepes, pizzas and more. ... Read more »

Markets of Canada | Vancouver Farmers Markets

Vancouver's Granville Market

As a forward-thinking and youthful city, Vancouver is proud of its many progressive actions in response to climate change and global warming. In addition to extensive recycling programs, popular car-sharing initiatives, bike-friendliness and growing electric car ownership, Vancouver is home to a large variety of farmers’ markets. City farmers’ markets became much more mainstream following ... Read more »

Thai Recipe | Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale)

Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale) - a delicious Thai dish, recipe from Kay Plunkett-Hogge's cookbook, Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home

Since our three week holiday in Thailand last year, we’ve really had a hankering for Thai food. That’s why we’re so excited about Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home by Kay Plunkett-Hogge. Read my review of the book here. With permission from publisher Pavilion Books, we are pleased to share three fabulous recipes from the book, ... Read more »

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 »