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Exploring P&Os new ship Britannia in pictures

P&O's Britannia Cruise Ship

This is a picture tour of P&O’s newest cruise ship and their biggest – Britannia. It’s maiden voyage is due to sail on 15 March from Southampton.

The Dubai Food Festival – Gastronomic Discoveries

Dubai Food Festival Camel Burger on Kite Beach

Dubai is a great gastronomy destination. Over the centuries, Dubai has been a big trade centre and the many cultures that have passed through and reside there now have shaped the food culture in this vibrant city. We ate street food on a beach, got local at a kebab shop, made like a bedouin in the dessert, drank champagne on roof top bars, indulged in a mega Friday Brunch. Do… [Read More]

Superfood Frittata with Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Turmeric

Superfood Fritatta with Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes

I am always trying to incorporate more vegetables into my daily meals and one way that I found to do this is to make a frittata with lots of vegetables. This version is with Broccoli, low GI sweet potatoes and caramelised onions. It is very easy to make and makes a great lunch with a side salad. You can use any vegetable you have in the fridge, even kale or… [Read More]

Have you tasted Bunny Chow?

bunny chow

Bunny Chow – what a cute name. It’s actually a South African street food and there are no rabbits involved. This is like South Africa’s version of a Cornish Pasty. A hollowed out bread roll is filled with a savoury filling like a curry. A new fast food concept has opened up shop on Wardour Street in London. I went along to find out more about these Bunny Chow things…. [Read More]

Chinese New Year Feasting at Hakkasan

Hakkasan Golden soft shell crab

Chinese New Year has always been a time to indulge in all things gastronomic for the Chinese community. In Asia, we take this occasion to show our hospitality to friends and business associates by hosting massive multiple course New Year feasts with specially themed auspicious dishes. It’s great to see that Hakkasan’s Executive Chef, tong Chee Hwee has adopted this tradition into the menu offerings in the London restaurants. Hakkasan… [Read More]

EBLEX Simon Difford Canape and Cocktail Pairing

Diffords Guide to Cocktails

Cocktail and food paring – the key is quality ingredients and simplicity. Cocktail Maestro Simon Difford was asked by Eblex the organisation for the English beef and sheep industry to pair canapés with drinks for a showcase event in London. Canapes and cocktails were as simple, and as delicious, as roast beef atop a muffin buttered with hummous matched with a classic Bloody Mary. Miniature beef tarts with white bean puree… [Read More]

9 Superfoods for a Super 2015

"Grüner Tee, Matcha" by Koumei Matcha - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gr%C3%BCner_Tee,_Matcha.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Gr%C3%BCner_Tee,_Matcha.jpg

They say “you are what you eat”, so stock your cupboards full of these delicious superfoods in 2015 and you’ll be feeling super too!

Tapas, Flamenco, Iphone6 with Three

Seafood Paella at Bar Gansa

Flamenco Dancing Lessons Dancing is something I love but really am pretty useless at. Flamenco Dancing is definitely something that I didn’t think I’d be able to do. It’s looks for graceful and way too fast and complicated. When Three Mobile invited me along to their Spanish themed event to announce the launch of adding Spain to their “Feel at Home” programme, I couldn’t say no learning Flamenco. Our Flamenco… [Read More]

Chinese New Year Party Inspirations

Tea Smoked Duck with Spiced Plum Sauce (15)

This year is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat as the word in Chinese is used interchangeably.) The lunar new year falls on 19 February 2015 and will be celebrated with the usual abundance of fabulous food, noisy fire crackers, family time and lots of parties. The very supersitious Chinese Community usually seek out geomancers and astrologers to chart their year before they take any major business decisions. Aspects… [Read More]

Hong Kong Chinese Cooking at the School of Wok

Hong Kong cooking School of Wok

Hong Kong is one my favourite cities in the world for a gourmets holiday. It is not only the best place for amazing Chinese restaurants, but they have some top Japanese, European and International restaurants with Michelin stars too. From my time living in Hong Kong as an expat years ago, I found that they take their food very seriously. On my trips to Hong Kong, much like my other… [Read More]

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