Detail of Negroni at Glen Bar in Beijing.

Why the Negroni is MY Drink

I adore Negronis. And, when it comes to travel, they’re one of the perfect cocktails. Why? Because they’re pretty much… Continue reading »

Robot waiters in action at the Robot Restaurant, Harbin, China.

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

As an obsessional fan of theme restaurants, the concept of visiting a robot restaurant was, well, frankly irresistible. Particularly when… Continue reading »

Chinese toffee apples: candied hackberries on sale in a hutong in Beijing.

Food for a Quid: Chinese Toffee Apples

Chinese toffee apples, in all their myriad persuasions, are one of my favourite Chinese street sweeties, and add colour to… Continue reading »

World's most expensive foods: saffron crocus.

10 of The World’s Most Expensive Foods

It isn’t hard to spot the dead hand of corporate PR on the menu of a certain type of restaurant…. Continue reading »

Sea buckthorn berries.

Sea Buckthorn Juice: the Ultimate Vitamin C Drink?

One great food find from Everest Base Camp? Sea buckthorn juice. I knew about this lovely stuff, of course. Sea… Continue reading »

Turkish stuffed mussels, or midye dolma.

Food for a Quid: Turkish Stuffed Mussels (Midye Dolma)

In Orhan Pamuk’s wonderful Istanbul: a Memoir, he records that stuffed mussel vendors, plying their wares along the streets, have… Continue reading »

Fresh peaches for sale in Istanbul.

Eight Turkish Foods to Try Before You Die

One of the great joys of any trip to Turkey is, of course, Turkish food. And, as the Ottoman Empire… Continue reading »

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Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek

My apologies for the abysmal lack of updates over the last few weeks. I’ve been trekking in the Himalayas, and,… Continue reading »

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Hot Beer? It’s a Thing!

Unbowed by my experiences with yak butter tea, a flavour which, while not as bad as you’d think, definitely falls… Continue reading »

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Four Fabulous Asian Noodle Soups

Asian noodle soups are one of the great joys of travelling South-East Asia – and, for that matter, Asia as… Continue reading »