Phaidon’s The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig (Phaidon)

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig brings together the food of the Jewish diaspora, featuring more than 400 recipes from around the world. Simple meals sit side by side with celebratory feast dishes, showcasing Jewish food at its best.  First Impressions My first impressions on opening this book were mixed. It’s a substantial book, with ... Read more »

The Best City Breaks in Scandinavia

Malmö City Hall

Scandinavian cities are a perfect choice for a summer citybreak getaway. We explore the five best cities across the Scandinavian region to visit. Each of our chosen Scandi cities is beautiful, and offers a wonderful mix of city bustle and a serene natural environment within close reach. ... 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 »

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 »

An Authentic Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe | 鳳梨酥

Taiwanese pineapple cakes in serving dish, individual ones on plates, and tea and tea pot behind

Taiwanese pineapple cakes, a delicious treat popular in Taiwan throughout the year, are square-shaped crisp and crumbly pastries filled with delicious pineapple jam. I spent the day with regular contributor Diana Chan, as she shared her recipe to make these treats at home. A little time consuming, but not at all complicated, it’s hard to beat this authentic homemade version. ... Read more »

Coffee Gator’s Pour Over Coffee Brewer & Canister

Coffee Gator pour over and canister

Guest post by Pete Favelle. This post contains affiliate links. Coffee Gator produce a range of beautiful looking coffee accessories, with glass and brushed chrome blended with smart design features. The brand launched in 2015, created by coffee enthusiast Phil Williams. Even their coffee canisters are stylish bits of kit, with some considerable improvements over my ... Read more »

Making Homemade Kaya in a Sous Vide Water Bath

Since our trip to Hong Kong in January, I’ve been dreaming about French toast served with kaya, a thick sweet coconut spread. On chatting to my dear friend Diana about my experimentations with French toast made in my waffle machine, she mentioned that she’d come across a few recipes for making kaya using a sous ... Read more »

Home-Made Cheese: Artisan Cheesemaking Made Simple | A Review & Recipe

Review by Pete Favelle. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Home-Made Cheese: Artisan Cheesemaking Made Simple makes a bold promise, offering to teach cheesemaking that is simple enough to try at home. The author, Paul Thomas, is a cheesemaker, cheese inspector and even a cheese judge so he certainly knows his stuff, but can he ... Read more »