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Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Exploring the delights of Emilia Romagna

So I’m in the midst of planning my next trip, which is a little tour of Tuscany. And it got me thinking about a break I had in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. I’d written about it on my deleted blog, which obviously means it’s deleted…so thought I better share with you again. My […]

Thoughts, Uncategorized

The best restaurants in the world

Now here’s a subject led by personal taste, to say the least! The list of the world’s 50 best restaurants sponsored by San Pellegrino and Aqua Panna is out today (the list actually includes the top 100). It does ┬áraise the question: how do you pick the top-100 restaurants in the world? This is as […]

Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Emilia-Romagna in Italy…how I loved it!

When my sister-in-law, Perry said she was going to Italy last June and did I want to meet her there…obviously I jumped at the chance. Silly not to. She was swimming in the World Masters Championships (yes, she’s a seriously good swimmer) in Riccione in the Emilia-Romagna area in North-East Italy. The region is one […]

Meat recipes, Uncategorized

Tamarind ribs

I absolutely love ribs. There’s the way the meat falls away from the bone (if they are properly cooked), the flavour of the marinade and that immense satisfaction that comes from eating with your hands and making something of a mess! It also reminds me of my childhood when we used to drive up to […]