September 1, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
We’re experiencing an unusually long heatwave in London. It normally only lasts a day or two but this one has been going on for at least a couple of weeks. I’m not complaining. I love it. And it’s interesting how it affects one’s appetite – not only how hungry (or not so hungry) you feel, […]
May 30, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
When I was in Crete almost two years ago, I was always given a little ‘sweet’ – dessert – at the end of my meal with my coffee, even if I hadn’t ordered one. Usually it was some fresh fruit – grapes or melon, maybe – or perhaps a slice of halva. In the evening […]
March 29, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
Many countries have a form of bread salad. The Italians have panzanella; in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries you will find fattoush; while many salads, like Caesar Salad, contain croutons – fried bread cubes. I was introduced to Dakos by Liquid Gold Cave when I did an olive oil tasting course last year; it was […]