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Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. I’ve long said that discovering...
Learning the Texas Two Step at an Austin Honky Tonk

Learning the Texas Two Step at an Austin Honky Tonk

We didn’t need much encouragement to get us to The Broken Spoke, Austin’s famous honky tonk country dance hall. Getting me on the dance floor for some Texas Two Step, however, was another thing, and involved a bit of trickery on the part of Rusty...
Huevos Rancheros – Contemporary Recipe

Huevos Rancheros – Contemporary Recipe

Ever since we first visited Mexico years ago, huevos rancheros or ‘ranch eggs’ has been one of my favourite hearty breakfast dishes, both to eat and to cook. This Huevos Rancheros – Contemporary Recipe looks at the dish from a fresh angle. Essentially the dish is...
Only in Austin: a Country Music Cooking Lesson

Only in Austin: a Country Music Cooking Lesson

Cooking, music, film, film and music, food and film… so far, we’ve done it all in Austin. We learned to barbecue, we met local musicians, we’ve seen lots of music, we’ve talked music with a record storeowner, and we’ve talked music with a filmmaker… So...
Amy Cook and Alejandro Escovedo at the Cactus Cafe, Austin

Amy Cook and Alejandro Escovedo at the Cactus Cafe, Austin

When we met Austin musicians Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer, and Dan’s girlfriend-cum-manager Mahshad Vakili (pictured here singing and dancing), Mahshad said she would keep us informed and let us know if there were any good gigs we should see while we’re in Austin. Well,...
Price Check: an Austin Shopping List

Price Check: an Austin Shopping List

If you’re staying in a holiday rental in Austin and you’re a foodie and like to stay in and cook sometimes, you’ll be in heaven. Austin is blessed with beautiful produce and brilliant places to buy it — whether you want to shop the farmers’ markets...