Category Archives: Food

One of the many joys of travel is the food. I love food!  I also love markets, and the insight they give into the everyday lives of the local people. Combine those two components: food and markets, and I am in my element! So, I was very excited to read that the special package deal […]

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It can be relaxing to travel like a “tourist”: to find a haven in crisp sheets and smiling staff who speak your language, after a hectic day in a bustling foreign environment. I usually avoid up-market resorts – mostly because I’d rather travel twice as often than pay twice as much. But, every so often, an offer comes to my attention, one that fits […]

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<<Knock, knock, knock!>> “The cooking class is starting upstairs,” said one of the boat’s crew through a closed cabin door downstairs. “I guess the optional cooking class is not so ‘optional’!” I whispered to my husband, laughing. We were already standing in the dining room of our purpose-built traditional Chinese junk, waiting. I was keen to watch […]

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Tomatoes. Salad, salsa, pasta sauce, creamy curry, pizza, ratatouille, juice, gazpacho… the list goes on. Tomatoes have become central to cooking world over. In season, I keep them planted in my garden, and I always have plenty – large ones for cooking and sandwiches and small ones for salads – tucked in my fridge. Originally native to western-South […]

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