Category Archives: Europe

We drove through the vast and varying landscapes of Alentejo, the south-central region of Portugal, to reach Convento do Espinheiro, our hotel for the evening.  Originally a convent built by monks in the 15th century & frequently visited by Portuguese monarchs in its heyday, the Convento do Espinheiro was later renovated into a luxury hotel that caters to…

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A two week food tour through Portugal has left me with quite the longing for its cuisine now that I’m back in London and not marathon eating on a daily basis.  My addiction to pasteis de nata has been easy enough to feed since the delightfully eggy tart can be found in most London cafes but…

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Touring Portugal with Aptece in the name of food meant that I visited cities & towns that I probably wouldn’t go to on my own, spoke with food & wine producers I wouldn’t otherwise meet and discovered my vast appetite for the various specialties of the country.  In this and the next few posts, I’ll…

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A 16 day food tour through Portugal, that’s what I won with this post I submitted for the Aptece competition a few months ago.  I hardly had time to process my good fortune when I found myself in a van with four other bloggers, from different parts of the world, ready to embark on a whirlwind…

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Bom dia from the Algarve! It has only been a week since I’ve been formally introduced to Portugal and it’s already shaping up to be an unforgettable trip.   I plan on reporting tales from the #PortugalFoodStories trip with plenty of travel & food photos from the Canon upon my return to London next week.  In…

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Samuel Johnson has said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”  This is more or less how I feel about Italy. My 30th birthday was spent on a hike through Cinque Terre, with splendid views of the Italian Riviera, to work up the nerve to tell my friends and family I’ll be moving…

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Taking a day trip to Copenhagen purely to lunch at NOMA isn’t completely as frivolous as it sounds.  In April, I met up with 3 friends from Boston for a unique experience of a 20 course lunch at what has consistently been deemed as the World’s Best Restaurant (most recently in 2014).  Coincidentally, all 4 of us…

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