Eating up Dubai

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

When I had never been to Dubai, there were three things that came to mind when someone spoke it’s name. Sand, gold, and The Burj. At that stage, it was still simply ‘The Burj’, in the times before there were so many burjs in the city that it was eventually […]

Eating up Dubai

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

Granted, I’m a little bit late this year, but I’d like to say I’ve used the time to assess the lie of the industry a little. Most of the predictions I made last year, are in full swing, with a lack of Peruvian influx as guessed (only Coya opened and […]

 

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

Bewitching Salzburg

Bewitching Salzburg

  This article first appeared in Global Citizen Magazine. Issue embedded at the end of the post. Everyone knows Austria is beautiful. There is Vienna, the squeaky-clean, palace-filled city of roses and dancing horses. Then there are the Alps, populated with crisp snowy peaks, Christmas trees and candy-coloured communes. There […]

 

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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Eating up Dubai

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

When I had never been to Dubai, there were three things that came to mind when someone spoke it’s name. Sand, gold, and The Burj. At that stage, it was still simply ‘The Burj’, in the times before there were so many burjs in the city that it was eventually […]

May 8, 2015 ×

Destination Guides

Bewitching Salzburg

Bewitching Salzburg

  This article first appeared in Global Citizen Magazine. Issue embedded at the end of the post. Everyone knows Austria is beautiful. There is Vienna, the squeaky-clean, palace-filled city of roses and dancing horses. Then there are the Alps, populated with crisp snowy peaks, Christmas trees and candy-coloured communes. There […]

February 11, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

Granted, I’m a little bit late this year, but I’d like to say I’ve used the time to assess the lie of the industry a little. Most of the predictions I made last year, are in full swing, with a lack of Peruvian influx as guessed (only Coya opened and […]

February 6, 2015 ×

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 ×