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Traveller’s Cookbook: South America

‘Traveller’s Cookbook: South America’, written by Ben Box, has my vote on three counts: a) it is a travel book, b) it is about food and ingredients, and includes recipes, and c) it is about South America – a continent that won my heart several years ago. But where do I start reading? If I […]

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A Swiss Army Knife

Astronaut Cmdr Chris Hadfield’s advice is to never ’leave the planet without one’. Not that Anna Hyman is planning on a trip into space, but nevertheless she always makes sure that whenever possible there is a Swiss Army Knife in her suitcase – just in case of emergencies. A Swiss Army Knife might be an […]

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World Cheese Winners at the Guild of Fine Food

What a pleasure it was to spend an evening recently with the Guild of Fine Food at their London office and event space near to Borough Market tasting a score of truly amazing cheeses, and having the opportunity to discuss them with their enthusiastic makers.  The World Cheese Awards This event was a follow-up to […]

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Taste-Wise

Raising a glass to Romanian whisky: Carpathian Single Malt

With so many fascinating places to explore and things to discover Romania has much to offer. Whilst there make sure you stay long enough to enjoy its excellent wines – and also its silky smooth, rich and delicious whisky – Carpathian Single Malt. Romania lies in the south east of Europe with Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine, […]

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That Noodle Life

As I picked up ‘That Noodle Life’, written by Mike Le and Stephanie Le, I was mentally debating “what is a noodle”? I decided it was, in one form or another, pasta. Then I realised there were rice noodles too. Hmmm, I had a problem. Obviously, the authors have had the same quandary, but I […]

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Nordic Family Kitchen

Nordic Family Kitchen’ by Mikkel Karstad is one of those delightful books, obviously written by somebody with a passion not just for cooking, but also for the ingredients