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Ice, ice, baby

Those of you who follow my twitter feed will know that I’ve recently visited Canada. What can I say, it’s been an amazing holiday. As someone who travels to the US on a regular basis, Canada has been a real revelation, and my only regret is that I haven’t visited sooner. There have been so […]

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New wave sushi – Argentine style

Buenos Aires is no longer just about beef and asado. Sushi is now one of the most popular foods in Argentina, with the restaurants of Buenos Aires now inventing new combinations that are influenced by neighbouring Peru, as well as the city’s Mediterranean immigrants. From the ones I tried, there is a strong feature of […]

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Western mooncakes

I’m currently in Buenos Aires, a city I haven’t visited since I took a press trip here over 5 years ago. It’s a city full of contrasts: swanky high end boutiques nestle next to shabby chic and rundown buildings. I love the fact that there’s a constant smell of smoky asado in the air, but […]

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The Summer Fancy Food Show

Since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows have been North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Between the Winter Show in San Francisco and the Summer Show in New York City, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade events bring in more than 40,000 attendees from more than 80 countries to see 260,000 innovative […]

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Hitting the Sauce

For a brief, glorious moment the sun was shining. And naturally swathes of Middle England bared far too much lily white flesh, hit the Pimms hard and toyed with three quarter length trousers paired with statement footwear. I on the other hand, turned my thoughts to barbecue. Those of you who know me in real […]

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One man and his dog.

Viktor & Spoils is a modern Mexican taqueria and tequila bar serving classic and new style tacos alongside a world-class tequila and mescal selection.  Part of the Hotel on Rivington, visitors enter through a red unmarked door plastered with Mexican pesos. This leads to a lounge/bar, with walls made of barn wood and colourful rows […]

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Getting saucy.

I realise that I do like pun headings, but I make no apologies: after all, this is my blog, and about 3 people (including my mother) probably read this anyway. And for the benefit of that happy trio, no, I’m no longer in the USA, but yes, I’m still in an American state of mind […]

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Serendipity in New York

Sometimes fate can do you a favour. And she certainly did that today when the uptown line which would have taken me back to my hotel in midtown was closed for repairs. As I was forced to walk back from Spring Street up towards Union Square, I managed to find a number of foodie destinations […]

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Romera New York – Neurogastronomy or Food Fetishism?

So it’s currently 6.24am, and I’m sat at my computer when I should be in bed. Why? Well, dinner last night at Romera New York, has definitely got into my head. Romera is chef and physician (never thought I’d put those two together) Dr. Miguel Sanchez Romera’s eponymous restaurant. Chef Romera’s first project in the […]

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Postcards from New York

I’m currently in New York. It’s one of my favourite places to be, as there’s always something to do, eat or discover. So for the next few days, I will aim to try and wax lyrical about what new and interesting things I’ve found. And the first thing? Williams Sonoma. Now there’s PLENTY to talk […]

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