A Romance Continued: Returning to New Orleans & Tasting the Deep South – 2nd time round and this time Jazz Festival 2014 to report on filled with not only a wealthy of food but a fabulous cross-section of Southern Style eatin’.  A few pitstops in neighbouring territory made the trip most fulFILLING.

Jazz Fest Food Fest

A Sense of Independence in Palawan – After much family time, I need some time to myself and a short trip to Coron, Busuanga was an incredibly fulfilling trip.  Through the generosity of locals I immersed myself in the local life, enjoy trips to natural springs, tasting fine seafood and exploring paradise on earth.


Soaking up New Orleans: My NOLA Inauguration – Being a first-timer in the Crescent City can be a little overwhelming, but in the company of seasoned locals I managed to absorb the electric atmosphere of the Louisiana destination through eyes, ears and stomach.

Magazine Street

PRAWN ON THE LAWN, North London – New Fish on the Block in Highbury & Islington (literally) and much to be admired in their sourcing, staffing and food/drink providing.  Come here if you can’t fish for it yourself.


Epicurean Expeditions: from San Francisco to Austin – A much needed trip to another ‘home’ involves not just good company but good eating.  I explore some jewels in San Francisco and Texas with the help of like-minded lovely souls.


MAYFIELDS, East London – this delectable offering from the owners behind Borough Wines demonstrates excellent food too.

BRAWN, East London – Already a lover of Terroirs, Soif and Green Man & French Horn, I complete my quartet of this French family and leave continually enamoured.

Charcuterie Board

3 COURSE, North London & IVY’S MESS HALL, East London – A bank holiday weekend leaves more time for the belly to explore and timed perfectly with the discovery of a new brunch spot and opening night of Ivy’s Mess Hall in Dalston.

The Eternal Education of Wine – Enotria’s 13th Annual Wine Tasting proves to be quite the outing, with a wide selection that sent me whirling around regions with pleasure.

FEAST FOOD FESTIVAL – A 2nd visit to FEAST food festival brings further tastes to be enlightened.

BEARD TO TAIL, East Central London – Don’t believe everything the critics say; judge this new Shoreditch offering for yourself.

BALTIC, London Bridge, London – A visit to NOT a new restaurant for a change!  And well worth the Polish offerings.

From Bean to Cup: Where to get a GOOD coffee in London – My favourite places to refuel on a roasted cup of joyful caffeine.  Little and often it is but when it is, it must be quality!

BANH MI11, East Central London – A Vietnamese institution to enjoy.  A gem of a spot near Old Street which I implore you to support.

GREEN MAN & FRENCH HORN, Central London – a new addition to the Strand’s offerings.  Believe the hype and enjoy the finest Loire-inspired menu with extensive wines to slurp up.

WHITE RABBIT, East London – a Dalston new-comer provides post-Olympic comfort and divine dishes to come back for

TRAMONTANA, East Central London – The Spanish come to Shoreditch: my encounter with the newest restaurant resident on Curtain Road

Bring a good appetite to Budapest – My recommendations to avoid unsatisfying food experiences in Budapest.  Only a few but could prove useful!

THE 1st FEAST FOOD FESTIVAL, London – Food Festival in London Bridge, August 2012

Come and ‘Ave a Butchers – Interview with Paul Grout, owner of Meat N16 Stoke Newington.

Eastern Promise – A move to another part of London makes me feel like a tourist again.  Holiday mode!

TRANGALLAN, East London – Inspiring venue and artists, all senses catered for.

NIGHTJAR COCKTAIL BAR, Central London– An impromptu taste for cocktails leads my lips to Nightjar for a night to remember.