Cooking Tuscany! From perfect pasta to the tastiest tiramisu

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 an idyllic setting on a farmhouse in the country. I found all this and more...
How to make fresh pasta

How to make fresh pasta

I love pasta! Spaghetti, lasagna, tagliatelle… I love it all and although the dried pasta you can buy in any supermarket across Britain is very nice, there is nothing quite like fresh pasta. I recently spent a fun afternoon at the culinary school of Casa Artusi...
Tzatziki recipe from the island of Crete

Tzatziki recipe from the island of Crete

I love tzatziki so when Becci from Girls’ Travel Club offered to share this recipe I was delighted! And for anyone who hasn’t entered their giveaway yet, there are still a couple of days left to enter the draw. The deadline is 30th June at 12 noon BST....
Competition: Win a hamper of mouthwatering treats

Competition: Win a hamper of mouthwatering treats

How exciting! This is Travel With Kat’s first competition thanks to Zest for Taste in Chichester.  I’ve featured this wonderful shop in a couple of posts recently so if you are wondering what Zest for Taste is all about do check out my post A...
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...

Cooking with Ida – Fish Benechin from West Africa

Following on from my earlier post about World Food Night, featuring a colourful bowl of fish benechin, I wanted to share with you the wonderful morning I spent with Ida Cham-Njai learning how to cook Gambian style! I joined a small group of tourists on Ida’s cookery...

World Food Night!

In recognition of World Food Night, which is being held next Friday, this week’s travel snap is of a delicious bowl of fish benechin that I helped prepare in The Gambia. You can find a recipe for this spicy traditional dish on World Food Night’s website...
Interview: International chef Jonathan Groves in The Gambia

Interview: International chef Jonathan Groves in The Gambia

Have you ever cooked for 900 people for a wedding and have 1,500 turn up! No, unsurprisingly, me neither. Jonathan Groves, the superb chef at Ngala Lodge has. Last month, while staying at this beautiful boutique hotel in The Gambia, West Africa, I was lucky enough to...
My diary… from the smiling coast of Africa – Part 3

My diary… from the smiling coast of Africa – Part 3

Cooking fish benachin and visiting the newly built school at Dairuharu Monday I’m up fairly early today as I’m going on an excursion run by The Gambia Experience ‘Cooking with Ida’. Nine of us from various hotels arrive at Ida’s and are...