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London Noodle Shops that you need to know

Discover more of London’s top noodle shops. From Vietnamese Bun to Burmese Khao Swe to Malaysian Laksa. Check out this list.

15 things to see and do in San Francisco and the Bay Area – Instagrammed

Take a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and marvel at the Sea Lions on Pier 39. Stop by at the new Sea Lion Centre there for some educational info on marine mammals. Hello sea lions! #pier39 #fishermanswharf #visitcalifornia #travel #bestpicsofsf A photo posted by May London (@eatcookexplore) on Dec 24, 2015 at 11:41am PST Grab brunch and work it off with a hike up to Twin Peaks. Detour via this… [Read More]

Eat the world in London

We are so lucky in London. Being the City that all the world wants to visit and buy a home in, we attract so many nationalities. With this comes a whole host of restaurants with food from all over the world. We don’t have to jump on a plane to be able to sample the best ceviche, shakshuka or ramen. It’s all here within the M25. Here is a selection… [Read More]

Understanding Iberico ham classification

Meet the new Rock Stars, Jamon Carving Champions Somewhere in Spain, a flashy sports car arrives at a hotel, this chap folds himself out of his low slung car, sauntered into the hotel with attitude, sporting the requisite incognito sunglasses, in rock star fashion. His has a holster full of special carving knives. It’s not some film star. He’s the new breed of rock stars in Spain. He is a Jamon Carving… [Read More]

Sake Poached Pears

Here is a twist on the normal poached pears recipe. Instead of using red wine which makes those stunning red pear  jewels, here I use sake to infuse a different flavour and keeps the pears a natural colour. In this recipe I used a bit of orange zest, and cinnamon for the added flavour notes. You can add alternative spices like ginge, star anise or cardamon if you fancy. I… [Read More]

Kua Aina’s Fab Lava Grill Burgers

Not sure how I have not heard of the luscious burgers here. Kua Aina is an American grill serving burgers, hot dogs and all that goes with it at their Hawaiian themed restaurants. Kua Aina was started by a mainlander in Hawaii. Frank visited the Islands when he was in college, fell in love and never left. His one restaurant is now a chain over there and 2 London entrepreneurs… [Read More]

Spice I Am – Talking Thai Food with Sujet

Spice I Am – a cook book review I met Sujet recently when he was in London to promote his new book, Spice I Am, named after his restaurants in Sydney. Sujet is a very talented chef, enhancing the skills he learnt from his mum. His story is an inspiring one, where he left his remote village in Thailand to embark on his higher education, the first in his family… [Read More]

Triple Orange Gin Mare Cocktail #ATasteofTravel

Being a mixologist has never been on the top of my list of potential slashie personas. I do quite like to tinker with recipes.  Celebrity Cruises sent me some of the ingredients to make this cocktail for their #ATasteofTravel campaign. Here is what it looks like: Gin Mare is a unique Spanish gin made in a small fishing village on the Costa Dorada. It’s a “Mediterranean” gin made with infused with… [Read More]

Hotel room with the best view in London County Hall Marriott

The newly refurbished suites on the top floor of the County Hall Marriott has to be the rooms with the best view in London. This Marriott is housed in the old GLC office building along the Southbank, diagonally across the river from the Houses of Parliament and just behind the London eye. Every suite has a little balcony and the view is right over the River Thames, unhindered view of… [Read More]

Sourced Market – Crowdfunding their way to a retail empire

They say that the UK is turning into an entrepreneurial nation. London is now one of the best cities to do a startup. Now Sourced Market is not really a start up. They are an independent business that has been going for over 5 years. I  met with the founder and  CEO, Ben O Brien, to have a chat about his business and expansion plans. A curated market of artisanal… [Read More]

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