A mini guide to Indian street food

Indian is one my favourite types of cuisine but, during the couple of times I visited, I didn’t get many opportunities to try the wonderful variety of Indian street food Continue Reading →

Cooking Palestine (squash humus and couscous salad recipes)

Last month in a small village hall in West Sussex I met some inspiring people - Rachel Nassif, from the Help Palestine Community Co-operative, Rosemary Moon, a wonderful cookery writer and Fair Continue Reading →

Girl Rising – One Girl With Courage is a Revolution

Last Thursday, as I sat in a plush red velvet seat at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), I looked at the screen as the camera panned out from Continue Reading →

The powers of the shea nut and a thunderclap on International Women’s Day

For thousands of years the women of Africa have known the secret to beautiful skin! The karite tree, known as ‘women’s gold’, grows throughout the savannah regions of West Africa. Continue Reading →

Sustainable tourism in the Middle East

As discussed in my previous post the current political events in the Middle East have adversely affected the tourism industry throughout the region. I recently visited Destinations Holiday and Travel Continue Reading →

Me, the Raj of Thanjavur and a bowl of soup

In one of my posts last year I told you about the wildlife in The Gambia and how I once found myself stroking a crocodile. That led me to thinking Continue Reading →