Travel Quote Tuesday | Catching Inspiration

Photo of Lebanon with quote by Maria Mitchell

“We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.” ~ Maria Mitchell This photograph taken in Lebanon feels like a good choice for this quote about ... Read more »

Recipe: Thai Red Curry Paste (Krueng Gaeng Phed)

Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken (Khao Soi Gai) - A review of cookery book Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you’re looking for an introductory cookbook to Thai cuisine, check out Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris published by Watkins and Nourish. Split into three sections, the book provides an introduction to key ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, 70 recipes with colour photographs, and twelve suggested menus for how to put the ... Read more »

Truman Beers’ Newman Arms

A review of Truman's Brewery Newman Arms pub menu

Last time I visited the Newman Arms on Rathbone St in London’s Fitzrovia neighbourhood, its restaurant was being run by the Cornwall Project, and offered a tempting menu of modern British cuisine. I loved it, so was saddened that it closed shop not long afterwards. This year, the Newman Arms was reopened afresh by beer ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Where Are You Going?

Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria with quote "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." George Harrison

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” ~ George Harrison Often mis-attributed to Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland books, this quote is actually from a George Harrison song, “Any Road”, albeit inspired by a scene in which Alice asks the Cheshire Cat for directions: “Would you tell me, please, which ... Read more »

Lao Cafe | Enjoying the Food of Laos in London

Lao Cafe, a casual restaurant in London, offers delicious authentic food from Laos

Lao Café has been serving the delicious food of Laos to Londoners since it opened last year, in a two storey site between Covent Garden and Charing Cross. In Lao Café, the focus is on Laotian cooking, including some of Saiphin’s Lao family recipes from her childhood. The dining style is sharing everthing family-style, dishes ... Read more »

Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

Cookery book jacket image for Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. After a fantastic three week trip to Thailand earlier this year, during which we ate incredibly well, enjoying street food and dining in cafes and restaurants, Pete and I have been really keen to cook more Thai food at home. When I heard about Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris, released in July, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Go Anywhere On Earth

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can go anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." Harun Yahya

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can go anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” ~ Harun Yahya I love this thought, the pondering of why, when we are so readily able to move, to travel, we stay in the same place. Of course, it’s an ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | The Charm of Locality

“If every plant and flower were found in all places, the charm of locality would not exist. Everything varies, and that gives the interest.” Richard Jefferies

“If every plant and flower were found in all places, the charm of locality would not exist. Everything varies, and that gives the interest.” ~ Richard Jefferies In other words, what makes travelling so wonderful is that every place is different. The landscape and place, the very smell of the air, the people, culture and cuisine, ... Read more »

The Harro Foods Japan Food Show at Hyper Japan 2018

Hyper Japan Harro Foods Japan Food Show 2018 Picks from Kavey Eats

A new addition to this year’s Hyper Japan Event was the Harro Foods Japan Food Show, which showcased new and existing product lines from a range of producers and brands. Harro Foods is a Japanese food importer, wholesaler and distributor, and their exhibition at Hyper Japan allowed them to present some great food and drink items ... Read more »