Luxury spa and a mouth-watering cream tea at The Grand, Brighton

Brighton is a colourful, historic town on the Sussex coast, just under an hour by train from London and the perfect location for a weekend getaway or a day out Continue Reading →

An homage to the cakes of Lille

Having had a wonderful time in Lille last summer I was delighted to be invited back again, this time to celebrate Eurostar’s 2oth birthday. And so, last weekend, I boarded my Continue Reading →

The dramatic beauty of a volcanic landscape

Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the Continue Reading →

La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

Over 12 million years ago a series of oceanic rifts allowed molten rock to vent onto the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. As they piled higher and higher a series Continue Reading →

In pictures, a walking tour of Florence

As well as lots of delicious cooking, and of course eating, during my recent trip to Tuscany, my host Flavours Holidays included not only a wine tasting trip but also a day Continue Reading →

Italy – Authentic Tiramisu

Throughout the long weekend I recently spent with Flavours Holidays in Italy, we made one after another of some of the most wonderful dishes I’ve ever tasted. One of my favourites, that Continue Reading →

Cooking Tuscany! From perfect pasta to the tastiest tiramisu

What would you look for when thinking of a cooking holiday in Italy? An informal, friendly atmosphere, a little sight-seeing, wine tasting and of course, informative and fun lessons, all in Continue Reading →