Category Archives: Food

Buenos Aires – Falling in Love with a Honeysuckle.

My third day in Buenos Aires I was signed up for a cooking class and I chose to travel on the metro. I purchased my SUBE card in the underground station, literally outside my hotel. It is like London’s Oyster … Continue reading

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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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