Category Archives: Food

Morocco 5; The Atlas Mountains, and more serendipity.

These days with online map resources, which can be updated in seconds, the wonderful tome known as the Atlas is becoming a vintage item. My first Atlas was a gift from my mother and I used to love going through … Continue reading

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Morocco 4: Street Food but not Street wise.

Refreshed after a mid afternoon rest, and confident I was able to return to the same starting point for my evening street food tour as the morning, I set out to explore the Marrakesh Medina once more. Things didn’t go … Continue reading

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Morocco 3; Shopping, Cooking, Eating.

I discovered Moroccan food via one of my fav cookbooks – Claudia Roden’s “Mediterranean Cookery”, while in Spain. My cooks fingers and senses demanded to use the abundance of fresh quality produce in other dishes. The spices in the Moroccan … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake and Cook Porridge.

I originally wrote this article for the Bugle Magazine, published by Bethany Christian Trust in 2011 , a local charity that works with homeless people.   I have decided to post again in 2014 ( new comments in italics) because of … Continue reading

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Fish; From the North Sea to the Mediterranean

In the beginning I love fish; having been brought up on choice Scottish haddock that is no surprise. It remains my favourite fish, loving how it flakes, each bite a wave of flavour declaring its origin. Like all quality produce, … Continue reading

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Spain; From Tapas to Pinchos.

My first summer job in Spain was in Logroño, capital of the Rioja wine region. I had left a blistering Madrid for the cooler north where I was met by my next boss, Alicia, at the train station. I was … Continue reading

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Spain; First Piece of Paper and First Paella

With the timetables glitches resolved and settling into routine, the school gave us time off to start what was to become the first of very, very many paper trails: another Spanish Life Art form. You have to go in person, … Continue reading

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