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Churros in Jerez

Churros in Jerez

Churros – also known as calentitos de patatas, papitas, porras, and ‘Spanish donuts’ by foreigners – are sold by vendors in the plaza outside the old Mercado Central de Abastos, the central market in Jerez. Locals line up to buy them – even in the...
Our Home Away From Home In Jerez

Our Home Away From Home In Jerez

Famous for its flamenco, horses and sherry, Jerez de la Frontera in Spain’s southern province of Cadiz and region of Andalucia, is our current ‘home’ on our contemporary grand tour. And what a proud and hospitable ‘home’ it is. What has struck us most this week...
One Night in Madrid: a Tapas Odyssey

One Night in Madrid: a Tapas Odyssey

Madrid wasn’t on the Grantourismo itinerary. We were meant to travel over land and sea from Essaouira via Tangier to Jerez, and had planned to drive from Essaouira back to Marrakech, take the overnight train from Marrakech to Tangier, a ferry to Algeciras, and a...
Best of British Food in London

Best of British Food in London

We have to let you in on a little secret: this year we’re using our quest to identify a quintessential dish in each destination that I can learn to cook as a fantastic excuse to try a range of restaurants that specialise in the local...
Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast omelette making skills can come in handy when you’re in a hurry, when you have friends over for a weekend breakfast, whether you’re feeding a big family on holidays, or when you have a hungry wife. Here’s my fast omelette with bacon recipe. While we...
Everyday Exploring: London

Everyday Exploring: London

Exploring laidback neighbourhoods, getting an insight into the everyday life of the locals, and really getting a feel for the rhythm of a place can be as satisfying as seeing a city’s major sights. Hanging out in ordinary ‘hoods might not suit every traveller, especially...
Producing the Goods — a London Foodie Walk

Producing the Goods — a London Foodie Walk

A London foodie walk was just what I needed. After watching the documentary Food, Inc. on the flight to London from Dubai I was a little depressed about the state of the food industry. Watching the undercooked movie Julie & Julia didn’t help my mood either…...
Our home away from home in London

Our home away from home in London

It would be an understatement to say that arriving in London from Dubai this week was a shock to the system. For the last 18 months our travels have kept us in warm climates: Australia for the sultry Christmas and cricket season, Bangkok during the...