Recipe: Japanese-Style Mabo Dofu (Tofu with Spicy Miso Pork Sauce)

Japanese-style Mabo Dofu Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

You may already have read my recent review of The Japanese Larder by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. The publishers have kindly given permission to share three great recipes from the book with you. The first, for crispy and deeply savoury Marmite Chicken, is already up. Here’s Luiz’ Japanese-style mabo dofu. And the third, ... Read more »

100+ Books for Globetrotters, Dreamers & Armchair Travellers

Front Cover Jacket of Wild Ruins: The Explorer's Guide to Britain Lost Castles, Follies, Relics and Remains Paperback – by Dave Hamilton

Books make great gifts! Our guide recommends over 100 books full of travel inspiration, ideas and advice. Enjoy classic guide books; travel memoirs full of wonderful stories; educational books about a place’s history, culture and people; photography books showcasing the world’s wonders; and even fiction through which one connects with a story’s setting… There are books to suit full-on adventurers as well as armchair travellers! ... Read more »

72 Amazing Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

A Maleden leather travel journal - Epic Amazon Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

The older I get, the more I prefer to do more of my gift shopping online! If you’re looking for gifts for travel lovers like me, this guide is full of my personal travel essentials plus a few extra items I’m currently coveting. ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Taiwanese Oolong Tea - The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Pete and I loved our all-too-brief visit to Taiwan a couple of years back. We bought home Taiwanese oolong tea and pineapple cakes, but wish we’d known to look out for the rest of these great souvenir suggestions from fellow travel bloggers. ... Read more »

The Little Ships Restaurant & Cafe, Ramsgate

The Little Ships opened its doors earlier this summer, and is already a popular addition to Ramsgate’s restaurant arena. It’s owned and run by the Royal Harbour Hotel, where we stayed during our visit and is their second restaurant after The Empire Room. Offering all day dining, customers can order from a dedicated brunch menu until noon, ... Read more »

Dinner at The Hardwick in Abergavenny

mousse, honeycomb and Pembrokeshire sea salt caramel sauce at The Hardwick

The Hardwick in Abergavenny is one of Monmouthshire’s most lauded restaurants. Run by owner and chef Stephen Terry, the gastropub offers modern British dishes (with a Mediterranean influence) using high quality local produce. We visit for a celebratory dinner and are not disappointed. ... Read more »

Our Favourite Traditional Restaurant in Venice

Mixed cold cured meats - Nevodi, a fantastic traditional restaurant in Venice's laidback Castello district.

Although we had several fantastic meals during our week-long visit to Venice, there was one restaurant that we enjoyed so much we booked a return visit for dinner on our last night. In my previous posts, I’ve talked about how to find great food in Venice, shared our favourite places to eat cicchetti, and favourite ... Read more »