I Have A Dream, in the French Provence

“Once you have heard the lark, known the swish of feet through hill-top grass and smelt the earth made ready for the seed, you are never again going to be fully happy about the cities and towns that man carries like a crippling weight upon his back.” – Gwyn Thoma I Have a dream… One …

A Michelin Visit To Old Dubai

The Chefs: “We should go to Old Dubai. We hear there is an amazing spice market there.” “Is it true that the old spice routes from India and Asia passed by there in the old days?” Dima: “Why don’t we go check it out? I can take you there.” And we went…. Last November, and …

Where to stay when in Tuscany if you are a nature seeker?

#WhereToStay #Tuscany #NatureSeeker During my latest trip to Italy with the Italian Cuisine In The World Forum, I was meant to meet various local artisanal producers, get to know them, know their products and what makes them stand out. As such, I had been so happy to meet some amazing people, and get to know …

Traditional Upbringing & The Will To Do

She was born to a very traditional backdrop, in a classic city, to a conventional family, for the common lifestyle… She ate her mother’s traditional cuisine and learnt its ways. She went to school and there she learnt the doctrines of classic life. She went to the market and saw these traditions in action… she …

Discovering Morocco

  Nothing can prepare us for visiting a place for the first time! Regardless of how much we read, and how many programmes we watch; how much of it’s food we cook, and how many people we speak with… nothing is like going and experiencing a place first hand.   Morocco exceeded all the expectations …

Destination Jordan

Jordan is a beautiful country with equally beautiful people. A unique place with everything; the ancient, the new… The traditional, the modern… The mountains, the valleys, the desert, the sea… Everywhere in Jordan you find a piece of history followed by a piece of something new! I will give you the best of the best …

Experience what’s cooking in Spain! The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain

There’s no question Spain is one of the most fascinating culinary destinations in the world, with vast regions of countryside to explore, amazing history, rich culture and absolutely outstanding gastronomy. A Taste of Spain, have put together “The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain”, an 8 days’ group culinary tour through Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque …

Middle Eastern Tea Traditions

  “Whither resorting from the vernal heat Shall old acquaintance old acquaintance greet, Under the branch that leans above the wall To shed his blossom over head and feet.” – The Rubaiyat of Omar Al Khayyam   While coffee, especially Turkish and Arabic Coffee are very popular in most Arab countries, tea remains the widest …