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Activities, reviews

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

July 15, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Eating on the South Coast of Sri Lanka

Eating on the South Coast of Sri Lanka

There’s a building on the corner next to the market. It’s the same colour as the sea just past a reef in the Maldives. A fresh, colour, both cool and deliciously warm at the same time. But it’s cracked in places, slabs of render have fallen off revealing the ruddy […]

February 11, 2013 ×

Culinary Travel, travelling with children

Escaping in my home town – Collingwood Childrens’ Farm

Escaping in my home town – Collingwood Childrens’ Farm

When I had my first child (Lion), I lived in Abbotsford. My little factory workers’ cottage in Paterson St was 4.5km from the smacking centre of Melbourne’s CBD. This working class nook was built on blood, sweat and crime. It’s tendency to flood before the sewer system was installed in […]

September 5, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides

The liveliest village in France -Eygalieres, population – 1877

The liveliest village in France -Eygalieres, population – 1877

The Bar du Progress is heaving. There’s not a chair to be found outside. The language is French, only French out here. The locals know what the tourists don’t – coffee first, then shop. The busier it gets, the merrier it gets, and the longer they stay. It’s never too […]

August 29, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

Saint Remy – the market, the yellow house and green zebras

Saint Remy – the market, the yellow house and green zebras

Saint Remy de Provence is famous for being the place where Vincent Van Gogh tried to regain sanity. Unfortunately, it seems it did not work (He shot himself a year later, it’s thought). It’s a cacophony of a village, confused and overrun. Tiny, colourful and quaint, and full of loud […]

July 16, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

Tarascon – the Maman of markets

Tarascon – the Maman of markets

Each market in France seems to have its own personality. It’s odd, because often, I see the same vendors in different market squares on different days, and yet they slide into each market puzzle seamlessly. The markets are faces of a partially solved Rubik’s cube, the vendors its coloured squares. […]

July 13, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Eating up Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

I miss sugar. I’ve left it like an alcoholic leaves a drink. Precariously, I walk this sugar-free tightrope between poisoned pleasure and healthy pain, and every so often I fall. Arabia is obsessed with sugar. I see it every day in a multitude of disguises – each one more entrancing […]

February 14, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Featured Culinary Travel

French Country Markets

French Country Markets

It’s 6:30am on a Saturday. You might think this was the beginning of the day, but the small rabble sitting on the next table are having wine with their lunch. There is a small amount of time for them to breathe. The cafes are open, but the market as yet […]

January 22, 2012 ×

Destination Guides

Dubai Kitsch

Dubai Kitsch

“No Photos!” she says. Why? The place is dark and dusty, unkempt as a mythical toymaker’s workshop. The advertising for this place is forlorn, and with a name like Fakih Collections (which does not phonetically sit very well in English), I wonder how anybody has taken the effort to find […]

October 6, 2011 ×