I did mention Sri Lanka right?! Many thanks to Nic (Sharking for Chips and Drink – 19 Travel Tips For First Time Travellers To Sri Lanka) for grabbing a beer with me before the trip with a couple of helpful suggestions. I must say though, it wasn’t the most inspiring travelling I’ve done, but there could be a reason for that….
It might seem as if we’re taking on a much more “Travel-Themed” direction to this blog, but it’s not been intentional. I can’t imagine either of us will have much time to be doing a lot of travelling in the coming years so I think we’d best get it over and done with now shall we?! This most recent journey had me away in Pakistan and Sri Lanka for 2 weeks for a wedding and a good bit of general “travelling”…
I am now writing this several weeks “anno trumpini” and this tip was made many days “before trumpini”, when New York was still one of the most ethnically diverse food cities in the world. Arguable claim, given the efforts of the current “leader of the free world”, but I feel like recent new-comers to the scene (of foreign-descent of course!) such as Cosme and Sushi Nakazawa will be well-supported by their established neighbours for the foreseeable future. For now though, how about a quick run down of a few places to hit when in the Big Apple for a couple of days….
Roll your brain back to French-lessons many moons ago - “stahhhge”, although I don’t know if that helps. After an aggressive end to 2016 (personally and professionally), I took a few weeks to wholly clear my head – no phone calls, no e-mails and a A LOT of planning time to myself away from life and it’s daily intricacies. As part of this time out I dropped an e-mail to my ex-head chef team at Deuxave to spend some time in the kitchen as an extra hand. I then realised…who else outside of the industry even knows what a stage is??...
Now that the season of festivities, gluttony and exhaustive family-time has now passed, we thought we’d let you in on a little trip we took to Berlin right in the middle of the December to see what makes the Christmas markets so special in one of the architecturally youngest cities in Europe…
This has been one of those headers that we’ve had in the back of our minds for a while now and we always seem to find a way to bump it along the chain. Finally, I’m pulling on my flak vest (I can only assume there will be massive out-cry here!) and try to explain what it is that ACTUALLY creates something from nothing by turning the mundane in nature to insane through nurture…
Earlier this week on the blog I promised a video of Iran showing you some of the sights and foods of the country. As relationships with the Western world continue to progress I can only hope that this, and your own general interest, has sparked some excitement to visit this vast country. Oh yeah, I also owe a list of noteworthy restaurants to stop in on don’t I?!...
Back in August, A was kind enough to share his experiences during his time in New York while on holiday. Now I’ve had my own little break in Iran, a first for me, allowing me a chance to meet another side of my wife’s family. From Tehran to Shiraz, I’ve felt it apt (without any pressure or arm-twisting from A) to share my food-experiences from a country working hard to bring in a new wave of curious tourism….