I spent a few nights in Corsica when travelling on one of Maeve O’Meara’s Gourmet Safari tours in 2014. As you can imagine, it was a great foodie experience heightened by the fact that I’d always hankered to see Corsica, home of the great Napoleon Bonaparte. With its rugged coastline, towering cliffs and dense maquis bush, Corsica proved to be everything wild and wonderful as well as the source of many fine foods and local produce as you’ll see...
Tucked away in a side street in Soho is NOPI, one of Ottolenghi’s two restaurants in London (the other is in Islington). Along with his two deli outlets in Notting Hill and Belgravia, the restaurants form a thriving food business based on the delicious things he’s cooked on his TV shows.
In June I went on the holiday of a lifetime - a 10-night group tour of Sardinia and Corsica with the bubbly Maeve O’Meara of the Gourmet Safaris fame. It was a wonderful foodie experience and I wanted to share my highlights with you - not to brag but to share what I experienced (in case you’re thinking about travelling there) and to reflect on the famed Mediterranean Diet, which is currently held up as the pinnacle of healthy eating the world over.
Last week I was invited to a fabulous lunch put on by McCormick (makers of herbs and spices among other things) to hear how they've looked into their foodie crystal ball and are brave enough to predict five key global food trends for 2013. Known as the McCormick Flavour Forecast®, they've pulled together the best hunches from their chefs, sensory scientists, dietitians and culinary trend trackers to have a stab at forecasting what will be in fashion for the year head.
For all of you who were asking, these are the things I really enjoyed - the best fun and my fondest memories - from my trip to wonderful New York City. It all took place in July and August 2012 when I journeyed there for a blogger's conference. Well life is never all work. Gotta have some play! Enjoy!
Dirt Candy is a tiny, 18-seater restaurant in the East Village in New York. Blink and you’d miss it walking by. There’s no sign, just a small menu board outside, in a funky but nondescript street between First Ave and Street A. On a recent trip to New York, I was keen to sample its offerings as the owner’s manifesto fits with my nutrition goal – to make vegetables more interesting and attractive to eat.
New York is all about food, from Jewish delis to fine dining French bistros and Sunday farmers’ markets. On a recent trip to New York for a blogging conference, I couldn’t resist spending half a day wandering through the popular Chelsea Market. It’s great foodie destination and I’d love to share with you what took my fancy inside that emporium. If you’re heading to New York, I definitely recommend a visit to look at the lovely seasonal produce, sample artisan fare and eat a light meal.