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Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Beautiful Barcelona broke our hearts and tantalized our taste buds on our first trip back in four years. These are some of the most delectable experiences from our ten days in Catalunya. Consider it our bite sized Barcelona and Catalunya culinary guide. Our recent Barcelona sojourn was so enjoyable,...
A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

At the end of our street in Prenzlauer Berg lies sprawling Mauerpark or ‘Wall Park’, which the Berlin Wall once ran through and where a buzzy flea market is held every Sunday. Several beautiful books in our apartment comparing ‘before’ (the Wall) and ‘after’ (the...
Cosmopolis: a Stroll with Context in and around İstiklâl Caddesi

Cosmopolis: a Stroll with Context in and around İstiklâl Caddesi

As our apartment in Istanbul is just one block from İstiklâl Caddesi, the main street of Beyoğlu, we found ourselves hiking up and down the pedestrian street every day, sometimes several times a day, dipping into its narrow Oriental alleyways that couldn’t be anywhere else but the...
The Dish: Soft-centred Chocolate Cake

The Dish: Soft-centred Chocolate Cake

Our visit to the Villa Vanilla spice farm was very inspirational. Seeing fresh vanilla and cocoa beans was a treat. Seeing the flowers that lead to the formation of a cacao pod and seeing the cocoa beans out drying in the sun was amazing. It...
A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, at all quality and price levels, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American,...
Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

The wines found in Venice are as misunderstood by most travellers as the city’s cuisine – which is probably why we see more Sicilian chardonnays than Veneto soaves on restaurant tables. Of course wine isn’t produced in Venice itself – although there are grapes grown...