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travel / 14.03.2017

London And so we arrive back in London. Departing from my train, I take my first step back on British soil, with rain hurling down on me, jellied eels in hand and a cockney swagger back in my walk, I smile wide, ah Britannia, how I’ve missed you. My first taste of food writing was via my blog ‘Alex’sfood’, much of the material of which I gathered from eating my way around London. Here I would post restaurant reviews, write recipes and at times rant on food related topics. One...

travel / 28.02.2017

So with the reviews bit done, now for something completely different. Well not completely, it'll will of course still be within the food related realm, but I saw a chance at a Python reference and I took it! My top tips to avoiding the touristy, rip off places that ravage the culinary landscape of many cities (too dramatic?) 1) Don’t talk to strange men wearing bow ties As well as being a brilliant life lesson, this tip will also help you steer clear of rubbish restaurants: avoid strange men wearing bow ties....

travel / 21.02.2017

And so we arrive at Osteria Francescana, the flamboyant peak to this month of foodie indulgence. Osteria Francescana Via Stella, 22, 41121 Modena MO, Italy Approaching my final week of travel, Osteria Francescana was set to be the crescendo of the trip. Having re-arranged my whole visit to Italy, not to mention keeping a tight check on my student loan during my first year of university (not as to avoid going into overdraft so much, but to pay for this one meal), I was expectant. Nervously excited; nervous because I feared...

travel / 07.02.2017

Sorry about last week, Travel Tuesdays completely escaped my mind. You see, I was off to see Black Sabbath and my mind clearly couldn't comprehend two such polarising concepts that are food tourism and the occult! But back in Italy for this week. I review one of my most memorable meals from my trip, in part due to the restaurants rather eccentric characters. It was like being in an Italian sitcom, set in a restaurant. Hey, what a great idea, and anyone from the BBC reading, I own copyright to what I call The Italian...

travel / 17.01.2017

Travel Tuesdays hits Prague! Some good food to be found in this wonderfully interesting city. My pre-conceptions of Czech food had room only for Goulash and perhaps some decent bread, surprised was I then to find quite a vibrant vegan community. But as I say, these travel tales come from my pre plant based days, so I didn't explore that scene as much as I would if I were to visit now. Anyway, much of this segment focuses on my anxieties, which seemed to be thriving in Prague...

travel, Uncategorized / 10.01.2017

For this week's edition of Travel Tuesdays, we/I head to Vienna.. enjoy. (Just to say again for any newcomers, Travel Tuesday exhibits weekly segments from my 2014 e-book 'Travel Like a Foodie", which were times BPB - before plant based). Vienna As I try and remember what I did in Vienna, all that comes to mind is not being able to find a schnitzel befitting Viennese reputation, eating many a torte and, because I’m so cultured (clearly) attending a concert of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Oh and of course, Vienna the home...

travel / 03.01.2017

Cracking place Germany. I mean, ok, I only went to Berlin and Munich (I know, how predictable), oh and a very short stopover in Frankfurt, but I don't see anything wrong in making such a blanket statement about the whole of Germany based on but two cities! With Berlin currently being hailed as a sort of vegan Mecca, I'd love to head back now I'm all plant based and that. Anyway, now read of me avoiding German cuisine and going to all the major holocaust attractions Germany has to offer...

travel / 27.12.2016

After a slack Christmas period in terms of my blogging output, I at long last return, renewed of life with festive zeal and Christmas vigour, on hand with new recipes from my rather untraditional Christmas meal, which won round my initially sceptical sister. But for now, as it is Tuesday, I shall kick off this post Christmas blogging buzz with everyone's favourite (no, ok, fine) Travel Tuesday's. In which, for any newcomers, I recount my 2014 European, pre plant based eating adventures from my very own e-book 'Travel Like a Foodie'. Today we...

travel / 06.12.2016

So we arrive in Paris, the first leg of my journey, a journey that will take me right through to Rome. As a reminder, back in 2014, I hadn't embarked on my plant based life, so don't be confused by my definitely not plant based food choices. From memory, I can't remember there being too many plant based choices in the restaurants in Paris. Though I'm sure there are specialised places, the standard places one passes in Paris all seemed to stick on some cheese, or a bit of meat...