September 24, 2014.Reading time 5 minutes.
Because food plays such an important role in my holidays (even pre blog days!) I’ve found that I invariably develop favourite places wherever I stay, from cafes for morning coffee to restaurants for my main meal of the day. In Kardamyli three years ago, once I’d discovered Leila’s Taverna, I didn’t want to go anywhere […]
September 24, 2014.Reading time 6 minutes.
I had to get my act together immediately if I was to make the weekly market in Agios Nikolaos while I’m here in Crete for it takes place on a Wednesday morning. In other words, my first morning. Still, never one to miss a good market and a chance to mingle with the locals and […]
September 23, 2014.Reading time 6 minutes.
I’ve been wanting to return to Greece since my holiday in Kardamyli three years ago. I hadn’t started the blog then but it was born just weeks after my return and my first posts were about that experience. The journey to Greece this year came about via a circuitous route: I was enquiring about signing […]
August 6, 2011.Reading time 4 minutes.
The gourmet is always on the search for the best sources of food, wine and anything to do with cooking. I was therefore delighted to find Yiannis Dimitreas’s wonderful shop – which I describe as a kind of Aladdin’s cave in my Beautiful Kardamyli post – within minutes of my arrival, just below my hotel. Full of […]
July 28, 2011.Reading time 6 minutes.
A number of things led me to Greece which I’d been wanting to return to for some time: a Greek friend, proofreading Sue Kidd Monk’s lovely book Travelling with Pomegrantes for Headline, set partly in Greece, meeting Anna again at a jewellery fair (www.asimi.org.uk). I hadn’t been away on my own for a while but I just […]
July 25, 2011.Reading time 8 minutes.
Now, I know it sounds a bit sad … the single gourmet traveller … but before the violins start up let me assure you that mostly when I’m out, I’m with friends or family, and I’m often cooking for them too … but what I want to show is that being on your own – […]