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 »

3 days in Amsterdam | A Recommended Itinerary

Jordaan (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most magical travel destinations, offering a city-break escape that has something for every type of traveller. Spending three days in Amsterdam is just enough time to see many of the city’s top sights and attractions, and explore further afield. Whether you are looking for history, culture, partying, or anything else, ... Read more »

Richard Bertinet’s Kouign Amman Recipe

Kouign Amman (from Crumb by Richard Bertinet)

I’ve long wanted to be able to make a kouign amman, a traditional sweet, cake-shaped bread developed in Brittany in 1860. The story is that when a boulangerie ran out of cake, they asked a baker to make something cake-like to meet demand; not familiar with making cake he combined layers of bread dough with ... Read more »

Crumb by Richard Bertinet

Crumb by Richard Bertinet

Subtitled ‘Show The Dough Who’s Boss’, Crumb by Richard Bertinet is the distillation of over 30 years spent as a baker, pastry chef and expert consultant for restaurants and food businesses. Hailing from Breton in France, Bertinet now lives in Bath where he runs his cookery school, The Bertinet Kitchen. There he teaches hundreds of ... Read more »

Thoughts on Christmas | The Trussell Trust

(Wikimedia Commons by Digidreamgrafix)

My family have never celebrated Christmas as a religious event. My parents moved to England a few years before i was born, one a Hindu and the other not religious. But we all enjoy the ritualised traditions of a British Christmas, quickly picked up and participated in. Most of the aspects we like the best ... Read more »

Want to Learn About Sake? A Comprehensive Sake Guide For Beginners

Sake bottles

It’s no secret that I adore Japan, Japanese food and Japanese culture, and that I’m always dreaming of my next trip to Japan! Sake is one element of Japan’s food and drink that is both fascinating and delicious. It’s a drink I’ve been learning about for several years and I’ve come to really appreciate it. ... Read more »

Spatchcock Chicken with Five Spice, Honey and Soy

Spatchcock Chicken with Five Spice Honey and Soy

Carl Clarke reckons this Spatchcock Chicken with Five Spice, Honey and Soy is one of the most delicious recipes in his book A Whole Chicken and having made it, we think he may be right! Following his easy instructions on how to spatchcock, the rest of the recipe was also very straightforward: mix a simple ... Read more »

Bulgogi Grilled Chicken

Bulgogi Grilled Chicken

Bulgogi is a Korean dish, most commonly made with beef, pork or chicken cut into slices, marinated and cooked on a grill. The literal translation means “fire meat”, and I’ve often enjoyed bulgogi at restaurants offering a table barbeque on which I can cook the meat myself. The typical bulgogi marinade is both savoury and ... Read more »