How to spend 36 hours in San Francisco

This June, I visited California for the first time as an adult, and as part of that, I spent just under two days in San Francisco (not counting airport time!). A gorgeous city… Continue reading

Solo dining at Sophia’s Restaurant, Munich

I recently switched jobs, and just like last year, when I used the time to eat my way around London, I made sure to have some time off in between. I spent most… Continue reading

Dining at Arzak – 3 star Michelin dining in San Sebastian, Spain

It was a beautiful sunny day in San Sebastián, and I couldn’t help but feel a little nervous. After all, today was the day I would be dining at Arzak, a restaurant that not… Continue reading

In conversation with Elena Arzak – 3* Michelin chef from the Basque Country

In April of this year, I had the incredibly good fortune to dine at Arzak, a 3* Michelin restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. I have written a full review of the meal here,… Continue reading

Spinach-halloumi pasta with caramelised onions

In the last 10 months, I have succumbed to takeaway far more often than I’d care to admit… the reason for this is not my inherent laziness, but rather the Munich supermarket timings!… Continue reading

Shane’s Restaurant – a slightly disappointing experience in Munich, Germany

Tasting menus are a wonderful invention. Sure, you can argue that pre-desserts are superfluous and amuse-bouches are just a way for the chef to show off, but who doesn’t get a little tickle… Continue reading

Deconstructed Bavarian Zwetschendatschi – or a plum and vanilla crumble

I love trying out new recipes and inventing dishes, but more often than not, they aren’t quite as adventurous as they could be. So when my friend and I decided to do a… Continue reading

Desencaja – out of the box dining in Madrid, Spain

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve visited Spain, and yet, I never seem to tire of it. I mostly return to Madrid and Barcelona, but have also ventured south to Andalucia,… Continue reading

Almond and oat cookies with cranberries and white chocolate

January is almost over, but nonetheless: Happy 2019! Like everybody else, I tried to put together some new year’s resolutions, and one of them has been to blog a little bit more. Since… Continue reading

Tom Kha Gai (a Swindian version)

So… there are probably as many versions of Tom Kha Gai as there are coconut trees in the world, and I am aware that mine isn’t fully authentic. I lacked lemongrass, holy Thai… Continue reading

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