Category Archives: Musings

LadurÈe Macaroons

123 Food Experiences To Try Before You Die

Eat a dish in the restaurant that invented it Pick food from pots by pointing and hoping Catch a fish and barbecue it Make your own pasta Wander the streets…

Taboo

What’s It Like Eating Dog?

I have been meaning to get around to eating dog for some time now. I’m fascinated by foods that break cultural taboos, and, as a Briton, eating dog is about…

Marmite with Heinz soup in the background.

Ten British Expat Food Cravings

Expat food cravings are a curious thing, particularly British ones. There is, for example, an entire generation who can’t live without Bisto and Paxo stuffing for the Sunday roast, an…

Dim sum dumplings with green asparagus.

You Just Had to Pick That, Didn’t You?!

When it comes to food, I like to think I’m a fairly Catholic eater. Innards of all sorts hold no fear for me, though I have yet to visit a…

Fat-tailed sheep show the fat on their backsides.

On Fat-Tailed Sheep

It’s no secret that our appetites shape the animals around us. Compare the snout of a wild boar, long and slender for the quest for food, its tusks and its…

Ortolan singing on a branch.

In Pursuit of the Inedible

I’ve always had what you might call an adaptable palate – as a child, my family called me the “human dustbin”. So when I travel, I actively seek out not…