Food

Food as part of the cultural journey


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Be on the look out for a substance that causes serious addiction   #167909339 / gettyimages.com   I went forty-one years in the coffee wilderness, never experiencing that all-consuming craving (okay, addiction) that some – namely my husband (who would mainline coffee straight into his veins if he could get over his aversion to […]

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Recipe: Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi 1

After picking up some fresh Mahi Mahi from the store the other day I got the idea to try and make a restaurant favorite, macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi. I’ve never tried it before so I was a little worried it wasn’t going to turn out as good as… Related posts: […]


Baked Wild Alaska Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel and Dill

Frozen wild Alaska salmon is the ultimate convenience food – just cook with a few fresh ingredients to create a very healthy meal. Minimum fuss – maximum flavour! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 x 125-150g (5-6oz) frozen wild Alaska salmon fillets 1 large fennel… Related posts: A foodie in USA: Denver […]


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10 travel Instagram accounts you should follow

Instagram your way around the world By Marta López   Mobile phones have become one of the best travel mates for many photographers, bloggers and intrepid travellers. It´s all about being creative and playing around with the images to get the best result ever! In this sense, it seems like […]


5 Fabulous summer salad recipes

Summer is here and that means it’s time for Salads! Enjoy all the fresh fruits and veggies while they’re ripe for the picking with these recipes that will beat the humdrum of your usual, same-old salad. 1. Cinnamon Apple Salad with Walnuts:  For… Related posts: Recipe: Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi […]


salted caramel cupcakes

Okay, so I know salted caramel is super trendy right now – and with good reason. I know for me, personally, I just can’t get enough of it. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like things too sweet (I know I’m mostly alone in this) – so I like […]


Happy 50th birthday Benihana

So Benihana is 50 years old and we went along to their swish Chelsea establishment to celebrate. Things have seriously boomed since Benihana founder Hirokai “Rocky” Aoki opened his first restaurant  in NYC in 1964. Then he had four tables,… Related posts: german chocolate pie [happy pi day] Math. It’s never […]


Freefalling at ScienceWorks in Canberra

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A parents’ guide to enjoying rather than enduring family holidays   Think of a family holiday and what springs to mind?   Are you picturing theme park hotels, kiddie meals, sandcastles and sunburn, and endless screaming kids? Are you imagining one of those family friendly resorts with the kid’s club […]


Intoxicated by Taormina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. How’s that for a profound statement? I love travelling! Visting new places, meeting new people, tasting new flavours. I’m fortunate enough to do a fair bit of it (though not nearly enough, obviously)… Related posts: Places to go and […]


Recipe book review: Peter Gordon Everyday

I love Peter Gordon’s inspirational dishes. I went to The Sugar Club many years ago (sadly it no longer exists) for a birthday celebration and everyone on our table of 10 had something amazing to eat. Often called Europe’s father of fusion cuisine, Peter’s… Related posts: Recipe: Macadamia Nut Crusted […]