October 28th, 2012
Recently, together with a bunch of other bloggers and food media people, I was invited to the launch of nibblr at he Mayfair restaurant Avista, situated at the Millenium Hotel. On their website, nibblr describes itself as “the social dining network. Getting offline and back into the ‘real world,’ it’s all about bringing together good food and good company.” Read more... (768 words, 9 images, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
October 20th, 2012
Stromboli there in the background – Salina
Once in a while you find a little piece of heaven on earth (forgive me for being schmaltzy here, it’s entirely appropriate in this context!). I found my paradise in Salina and because I am nice I shall share it with you.
Salina is one of the Unesco-protected Aolian Islands off the North-Eastern coast of Sicily. With its population of barely 2000 people and a diameter of around 4 km, it’s small and intimate and lovely. There are more famous Aeolian islands, such as Stromboli well-known for its volcano and black beaches, more exclusive and glamorous ones, like Panarea and livelier ones, such as Lipari. Read more... (673 words, 9 images, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
October 17th, 2012
Quinoa – another ‘superfood’?
I have been intrigued for the longest time. Some people in my instagram feed ( such as @cattylicious and @torihaschka) seem to be living on Quinoa and the pictures always look so appetising. So I finally decided that it is about time to find out what all the fuss about Quinoa (pronounced kinwa) is about. ’The mother grain’, as it was named by the Incas who cultivated quinoa already hundreds of years ago, originates in Southern America. Read more... (690 words, 5 images, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)
October 15th, 2012
So many champagne truffles!
Once in a while you get a PR invite you just can’t say no to. I mean would you say no to a chocolate and champagne reception at Harrods with the purpose to introduce William Curley‘s new Laurent Perrier champagne truffle creation, to mark Laurent Perrier’s 200th birthday? I thought so. Jealous?
Laurent Perrier anyone? Read more... (365 words, 8 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
October 14th, 2012
I am in celebratory mood. You may have realised that my blog was not working for the past 5 or so days. The reason was that I accidentally deleted it. Yes, these things happen… Read more... (339 words, 2 images, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
October 7th, 2012
My first stop at my recent trip to Sicily was the East Sicilian coastal town ofÂ Taormina. Taormina is a charming and chic medieval hillside village and is one of the islands busiest tourist destinations. Still, it has managed to keep its charm and sophistication and is definitely worth a visit. Read more... (1101 words, 13 images, estimated 4:24 mins reading time)