Swedish fika pastries

The Most Popular Swedish Fika Pastries

Tired of looking for excuses to have something sweet? Come to Sweden where you can use a magic word 'fika’ that will make the world stop and sweet treats appear on the table in front of you. Fika is a deep rooted ritual a bit similar to British afternoon tea tradition, when people sit down and socialise over a cup of hot drink and some... Read more »

Spanish ham selection

An Introduction to Spanish Ham

A visit to Spain simply won’t be complete without trying some local ham. If you are in Barcelona, most likely you will stumble upon one of specialised jamón shops with cured pork legs hanging in the window or come across dedicated ham stalls in Mercat de Boqueria. It took me 3 trips to Spain until I figured out what is worth the space in... Read more »

Spit cake

Spit Cakes Across Europe

If you visited Budapest or Prague, you might have seen pastries baked on spits in the streets, tempting with irresistible smell of melted sugar and cinnamon. The tradition of baking on logs on open fire dates back as far as Dionysiac feasts in ancient Greece. These days spit cakes are made in many countries across Europe and vary in... Read more »

Raspberry chocolates

Foodie Year Roundup 2014

The end of the year is the time to sum up all the things tasted, places visited and discoveries made. Flicking through the pictures of food I took throughout the year I realised that there has been a fair bit of things that I posted about on social media networks, but they were left behind the scenes in the blog. Here is the list of some of... Read more »

Cheddar cheese

Best of British at London Foodie Festival

Fancy some black currant and rosemary fudge? How about bread dipped in lavender infused vinegar? Or maybe a pint of beer with honey? You heard it right, these creative combinations and much more can be sourced from the local UK gourmet food manufacturers. Christmas Foodie Festival in London was a great opportunity to meet them all under one... Read more »

Chocolate & Blue Cheese Martini

Creative Cocktails That Challenge Your Taste Buds

If you think that melted butter as a cocktail ingredient sounds a bit weird, what would you say when offered beef consommé vodka shot or a Wasabi Martini? I tend to get excited seeing something unusual on the menu and go for the weirdest sounding option, so here is a list of creative drinks I tried that will challenge your perception of a... Read more »

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