Food & Drink

Why Are Chain Restaurants Bad?

Why Are Chain Restaurants Bad?

Hands up: I’ve eaten at many chain restaurants in my life and in all likelihood I’ll eat at them again, but is anyone else starting to feel increasingly uncomfortable at their growing dominance across the dining-out landscape? I get it – chain restaurants are easy, they can be comforting if you have a favourite dish and, let’s face it, you… Read more →

Why are chain restaurants? And how do you stop eating at them? From a food lover who eats out a lot, here are the facts.... Read more →
Regional Food in Puglia - What and where to eat

Regional Food in Puglia: What And Where to Eat

If you’re searching for information about regional food in Puglia, you’re already steps ahead of most of the millions of foreign visitors who arrive in Italy each year. Just recently, strolling down a side-street in Florence I had a waiter holler at me across the street: “pizza, pasta, spaghetti”. It was as though he were enlightening me to a food… Read more →

Regional food in Puglia is a blend of local produce & slow food traditions with space for gourmet and play - street food and spontaneous vegetables, anyone?... Read more →
Greenwich Village Food Tour

Italian Food in NYC – A Greenwich Village Food Tour

The last time I ate Italian food in New York I was taken to a tourist joint just off Times Square, which felt a little bit like walking onto a replica set of the Godfather. Diners were sat with red-checked waxy napkins tucked into their collars, twirling and forking colossal mounds of tomato drenched spaghetti and fist-sized meatballs into their mouths. As I sat down and donned… Read more →

Every wanted to taste authentic Italian food in New York City? Then take a greenwich village food tour - where we went and what we ate, in pictures.... Read more →
How To Make sausages

How to Make Sausages from Scratch

Feeling adventurous? Want to learn how to make sausages from scratch? And not only that, want to learn how to make some fairly healthy-sausages? Then I have a little treat for you! I recently spent a few days at Lake Austin Spa Resort (more coming on that soon) and while I was there, I attended a cooking demonstration where one… Read more →

Whether you want to know how to make sausages from scratch for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a weekend treat, here's a simple, tasty and healthy recipe!... Read more →
where to eat in New Orleans

What & Where to Eat in New Orleans: An Itinerary

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From fancy lunches complete with 25¢ martinis (yep, you heard me right) to the best breakfast in New Orleans (hint: beignets) – brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails, I spent a week expanding my waistline in the Big Easy to bring you this 7-day itinerary of what and where to eat in… Read more →

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From 25 cent martinis to the best gumbo, jambalaya, po' boys and brunch, here's a 7-day eating itinerary.... Read more →
How to Drink Tequila Like a Mexican

How to Drink Tequila Like a Mexican

Do you have a (completely rational) fear of tequila? Do you flat-out hate the stuff? If so, I can almost guarantee that you’re drinking it wrong. After spending a year in Mexico, I finally learned the secret: how to drink tequila like a Mexican… and actually enjoy this potent drink. How to drink Tequila like a European /American /Canadian /Australian… Read more →

Want to know how to drink tequila like a Mexican? Understand your anjeo from your reposado and find out how to visit tequila in Mexico -on the tequila train... Read more →