Cooking Palestine (squash humus and couscous salad recipes)

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 Trade advocate, Manal Abdallah from Canaan Fair Trade and Abu Rafat...
Roman style pizza recipe

Roman style pizza recipe

On the final full day of my first visit to Rome, I spent a delightful morning exploring the Campo de Fiori market plus a local baker’s, a butcher’s and two restaurants. We tasted a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pizza bianca, cheeses and salami...
Piadina recipe: Cooking piadina and crescione in Rimini

Piadina recipe: Cooking piadina and crescione in Rimini

Last month I had the chance to spend a day exploring the countryside (and cuisine) of the Rimini hinterland, thanks to the Emilia-Romagna tourist board. I had never been to this part of Italy before and it was fantastic to discover such beautiful scenery. It is a...
The Gambian Cookbook

The Gambian Cookbook

When I received a copy of a new cookbook through the post I eagerly ripped open the parcel, as I’d been looking forward to reading The Gambian Cookbook – Recipes from the Smiling Coast, ever since I’d been asked by the authors to review it. My first...
Coconut Créme Brulee from Ngala Lodge

Coconut Créme Brulee from Ngala Lodge

In last week’s post I had a fascinating chat with Jonathan Groves, the executive chef at the beautiful Ngala Lodge Restaurant in The Gambia, West Africa. He’s kindly shared with us his recipe for this delicious Coconut Créme Brulee which Ngala has...
Monticatini Alto, an Italian hill-top treasure and a tasty treat!

Monticatini Alto, an Italian hill-top treasure and a tasty treat!

While rummaging around in some boxes in the attic, I recently discovered some old postcards, photographs, notes and recipes that I had collected while working in Italy photographing holiday homes. As I sat there reminiscing, memories came flooding back of breathtaking...
Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and heaps of spaghetti with pesto

Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and heaps of spaghetti with pesto

Portovenere, a delightful medieval town lies on the Golf dei Poeti, to the east of the Liguria region and was once a favourite haunt of the poets Byron and Shelley. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area although it can get very busy, especially at weekends....

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