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Bar-hopping, Basque style

Article first appeared in Cibus March 2014 edition Off bar-hopping in San Sebastián, but not for drinks Whilst researching on my planned trip to San Sebastián I came across an article from a food and travel magazine which quoted that:  ‘Kids in the rest of Spain want to be footballers; here, they want to be […]

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Swedish surprises

Article featured in Cibus – February 2014 edition Stockholm is not just the city of striking blondes and Vikings but a cosmopolitan capital with a remarkable food culture My first time in Stockholm was part of a tour of the Scandinavian capitals which we planned for our second honeymoon. I arrived anxious that my newlywed […]

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Extract and recipe from my write-up which featured in Cibus magazine, the Christmas 2013 edition. Tea-time was again an overflow of food – turkey sandwiches, pastizzi, meringues, hazelnut balls, date-tarts, dates stuffed with marzipan, Christmas fruit cake and Irish coffee. The flavors, smells and textures of every item summons the warm spirit of Christmas and […]

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This is a Christmas recipe taken from my Mother’s diary where she recorded recipes from our childhood days. The flavor, smell and texture of these hazelnut balls bring so many nostalgic memories and instil in me the warm spirit of Christmas. Hope they work this way for you too! Ingredients: 400g flour, sifted 300g butter, […]

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The blessed bounty of San Miguel

The moment I peeped over my sunglasses to look at the bijou iron and glass structure of the Mercado de San Miguel I knew that this was going to be a memorable food experience. I am standing at one of the entrances of the Mercado de San Miguel, in front of an automatic sliding glass […]

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I roam through the Piedmont capital in search of nourishment Having a husband whose dream is to watch his childhood love contending a sphere on green turf in black and white stripes is a blessing, especially when, Turin is the home of his innamorata. Hence, our first time in Turin was the fruit of my […]

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The Norwegian catch of the day

Exploring a food market is one of the best ways to discover the daily life of the country you are visiting. As soon as we arrive in Bergen, I visit its popular fish market. We arrived in Bergen after a seven hour spectacular train ride amidst fjords, gorges and glaciers. Also known as the World’s […]

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Lady Marmalade

This article first appeared in the February edition of Cibus magazine. What you will read has nothing to do with the popular cover version in the Moulin Rouge soundtrack and its ‘voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?’ chorus. This is about a lady, my first love, who every year, during this time, preserves oranges in […]

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This article featured in Cibus magazine, December edition I have recently acknowledged the truth that my love for Italian food has left me no eye for other cuisines. So, I have endeavored to widen my horizons and liberate my taste buds for the gastronomy of other countries. And there I was, few days after my […]

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Say Cheese

This article featured in Cibus edition of November 2012. Bizarrely dressed in white polypropylene overalls and sky-blue plastic shoe covers I shuffled behind Giovanni Roncalato, eager to discover the artisan cheese making process at La Casara. Accompanied by the warm September sun, as it was breaking through the wispy morning clouds, we made our way […]

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