Tag: food & Drink

A toasted English muffin with butter
General

Debunking the Origin Myths Behind Seven Favourite Foods

Our recent trip to Sicily had me rethinking the origins of some of my favourite foods.  It all started when I went traipsing through Sicily in search of Sicilian pizza (as I know it) only to come up empty.  I realised that travelling abroad has shattered more than a few food myths that I knew

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Sicilian Street Food in Palermo with Children
Italy

Exploring Sicilian Street Food in Palermo With Children

When I heard that Palermo was ranked as one of the best places in the world for street food, I knew our family would have to check out the scene as one of the things to do in Palermo.  We love our street food and it’s a fast, easy and casual option for eating out

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River cottage HQ Farm to Table
England

Discovering River Cottage and its Farm-To-Table Fare in England

In the United Kingdom, when you hear River Cottage you immediately think of a posh man with curly brown locks who traded London (aka The Big Smoke) for the rural idyll of the English countryside.  Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is one of the early proponents of farm-to-table fare in England when he set off on his agricultural adventure in

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the gastromarket mercado merced in Malaga
Spain

A Must-Visit Gastromarket For Foodies – Mercado Merced in Malaga

Recently opened in the fall of 2015, the Mercado Merced in Malaga is another star in the constellation that is the city’s recently burgeoning foodie scene.  The best known of the Malaga food markets is the Mercado de Atarazanas located in the old Moorish arsenal building close to the harbour.  The Mercado Merced is a

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Casa Mathilde best Portuguese Bakery in Sao Paolo
Brasil

Casa Mathilde, The Best Portuguese Bakery in Sao Paolo

Given that Brasil was a colony of Portugal, you know that there are going to be Portuguese influences everywhere in the country especially in the food.  For example, the Mercado Central has rows of vendors selling bacalao (salted codfish).  I’m not such a big fan of bacalao but Portuguese pastries are a completely different story.

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Hawker House Street Feast London
London

Good Eats at Hawker House Street Feast London

It was Saturday night and the line for entry snaked around the building like we were waiting to get into a popular club.  I looked at my husband and he raised his eyebrows.  Although we have been to many food festivals previously, we have never stood in line to get into one.  The sign clearly

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Avoiding conspicuous consumption at christmas
The Weekly RTW

The RTW Roundup Ed. 10: Conspicuous Consumption

Come be an armchair traveller and see what’s happening around the blog world.  With Christmas merely a couple of weeks away, everyone seems to be in a gift buying, wrapping and giving mood.  This week’s theme, therefore, is conspicuous consumption (and ways to ameliorate holiday excess). Conspicuous Consumption Just in time for the holidays, everyone

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London

Feasting on Dim Sum at Royal China in London

On a cold and rainy day in London, I was really glad I was meeting my friend for dim sum.  With its hot food which is not too filling for lunch and sharing plates  that encourage conversation, dim sum is comfort food for many people (and not just the Chinese!).  We both knew that the

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Beijing Stir Fry Noodles
China

A Kid-Friendly Beijing Noodles Recipe

I’ve got a guest post from Sheryl, the creator of Hot Chiu Condiments, on one of her favourite quick and easy recipes.  You may remember that she told us all about her Westernised take on that Filipino comfort dish, Chicken Adobo. Sheryl was inspired by two Chinese dishes. The first dish, Zha Jiang Mian, (fried

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Mondrian style Thanksgiving plate by artist Hannah Rothstein
The Weekly RTW

Weekly Roundup #9: Food Glorious Food!

This week with all the preparing for Thanksgiving, food has been heavily on my mind.  You won’t be surprised then by the theme which is one of my all time favourite songs from Oliver! Magical food, Wonderful food marvelous food, Beautiful food, Food, Glorious food glorious fooooooood Oliver – Food Glorious Food Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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