Travel Gourmet’s Top 5 City Breaks

    I’ve been writing this food and travel blog for nearly six years so it’s not surprising that I often get asked where I most like to travel to, and which are my favourite restaurants (usually referring to hometown London). Most of my travelling is city breaks: 3 or 4 nights in the heart of […]

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My Week in Food

It’s been a week of contrasts from wonderful San Sebastián in Spain a week ago to a dull and damp Bank Holiday Monday back in London yesterday. But good food isn’t dependent on either location or weather thank goodness. Although a location as great as San Sebastián and a good dose of sunshine certainly help. Here’s […]

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Mushroom and Chestnut Risotto

When I was in San Sebastián last week with Annie, we had a wonderful porcini mushroom and chestnut risotto in Bar Simirimi on our last evening, having seen it being prepared the night before from our kitchen-side seats. We both said it was something we’d have to make at home and tonight that was just […]

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48 Hours in San Sebastian

In the couple of weeks leading up to my trip to Bilbao and San Sebastián with Annie, there had been unhappy forebodings of terrible weather: cold temperatures and heavy rain dominating our long weekend break. It’s hard to feel positive. Spain at the end of April should be warm and sunny; maybe not sunbathing weather […]

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My Week in Food

It’s been a busy week in food and much else with my birthday last Wednesday and then a trip to northern Spain with friend Annie over a long weekend (more on that to come in my next posts). Here’s how it shaped out: Tuesday – Anything Goes Salad It was book club night and I […]

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