Good food has always been an important part of my life from exploring Italian delis and French patisseries in London’s Soho as a child with my family, to cooking in my parents’ pub restaurant in my late teens; then working as a cookery book editor in my twenties followed by years of cooking for family and friends – and growing a large and much-used cookery book collection! Preparing a meal, even just for myself, is never a chore but always a delight. Cooking is my passion and so is travel – from exciting cities bursting with life to quiet retreats and places of beauty. But wherever I go, food is always a big part of my enjoyment, seeking out the best food from smart restaurants to beach cafes; exploring street markets and putting together a picnic from the best the local delis have to offer.
I began the blog in 2011 as The Single Gourmet and Traveller to show you that if you are ever eating in or out or travelling on your own, you need never compromise the gourmet or intrepid traveller in you. However, the blog has moved on since those early days to include a wealth of great ideas for everyone who loves good food and travel: places to eat, places to stay; creative ideas for cooking at home; the best places to buy food to bring home; and food talk and travel talk of every kind. I therefore changed the name to Travel Gourmet in 2016 – but there are still often special tips for the solo traveller and diner.
Travel Gourmet lives in South West London – and travels as often as she can! She also works as a freelance book editor. For details of my book publishing work see Kay Gale Editorial Services.
The views expressed in this blog are entirely her own and the results of her own explorations into the world of food and travel; she receives no sponsorship.
Travel Gourmet (as The Single Gourmet Traveller) was shortlisted for the DFDS Travel Blogger of the Year Awards 2015.
Many of my travel articles are published on the GPSmyCity app.
Member of The Guild of Food Writers.
[Please note that all text and photographs are (c) Kay Gale. Please don’t use my posts or photos without permission and acknowledgement.]