Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Holy Moly, it’s been crazy. I meant to get this out two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy partying. But, I suppose if you have any respect for your own social life, you’re probably too busy to read it anyway. Here’s the latest hedonistic tales and opinions on eating […]

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Big month, things are getting busy, so let’s get straight down to it. Local focus this week, plenty of Jumeirah Beach Road action, and a couple of events that have been and gone for the moment, but you must keep your eye open for in the future Cafes and Casual […]

 

Wine

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

As an aftermath of International Champagne Day (Oct 24 2014), I’ve decided to share a little of my experience with one of my favourite wines. There are plenty of sites out there that will tell you the difference between a brut and an extra brut, a blanc de blanc and […]

Wine

Wine Cathedrals – Catedrals del vi

Wine Cathedrals – Catedrals del vi

(Apologies to those who believe that God prefers we abstain from wine. That’s not the way I was raised. You might want to skip this post because it’s full of references to booze and what you might consider to be blasphemy.) For me, the act of tasting wine has always […]

 

Destination Guides

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

 

Culinary Travel

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

I never realised the kids would love it quite so much. This little side jaunt from our skiing trip was for me, not them, and yet, I discovered that putting children into a michelin starred kitchen to learn how to make traditional Bolognese peasant food is actually a very clever […]

 

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Culinary Travel

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

I never realised the kids would love it quite so much. This little side jaunt from our skiing trip was for me, not them, and yet, I discovered that putting children into a michelin starred kitchen to learn how to make traditional Bolognese peasant food is actually a very clever […]

January 6, 2015 ×

New Year resolutions

2015 – Food and Travel Resolutions

2015 – Food and Travel Resolutions

1. Curb my addiction to pasta. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t eat so many carbs. They make you sluggish, choke your digestive system, wreak havoc with your blood sugar and basically just make you fat unless you are a marathon runner. But my favourite meal is still plain old spaghetti […]

January 4, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Holy Moly, it’s been crazy. I meant to get this out two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy partying. But, I suppose if you have any respect for your own social life, you’re probably too busy to read it anyway. Here’s the latest hedonistic tales and opinions on eating […]

December 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

December 1, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

What do you think of when someone says “Greek Food”? For me, it’s a drippy souvlaki from Stalactites in Melbourne at 2 in the morning. It’s the perfect time of day for a wad of greasy meat and stinky garlic sauce wrapped in the starchiest pita bread known to man. […]

November 20, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Big month, things are getting busy, so let’s get straight down to it. Local focus this week, plenty of Jumeirah Beach Road action, and a couple of events that have been and gone for the moment, but you must keep your eye open for in the future Cafes and Casual […]

November 13, 2014 ×

Photo stories

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet is Silvena Rowe’s first Dubai venture. You’ll find it here, at the Jumeirah 1 Fishing Harbour. Bookings not necessary, outdoor terrace, unlicensed.

November 13, 2014 ×

Photo stories

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

Just a quick flip through the dishes Nobu Matsuhisa had his international chefs cook up for us at the recent “World of Nobu” event at Atlantis Dubai. Was it worth it? Hell yes.

November 12, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Ingredients

Truffle love…

Truffle love…

It’s that time of year again. The Fiera del Tartufo is in full swing, and wouldn’t I like to be there? Or even better, fossicking around the Alban or Umbrian hills with a beagle in the crisp autumn air, trying to find that white gold myself… Ahh, I love truffles, […]

November 8, 2014 ×