MAP Café – Colonial courtyards and creative cuisine in Cusco, Peru

When a restaurant has ‘café’ in its name, I normally assume it’ll be quite casual, lowbrow, with an unsurprising menu. So when we arrived at MAP Café, I was slightly thrown for a… Continue reading

Sunday brunch at the W Hotel in Bogota, Colombia – a worthwhile indulgence

DIY doughnuts, a DJ, unlimited bloody Marys and a myriad of desserts – no, it’s not a Hollywood party, it’s bottomless brunch at the W Hotel in Bogota! And if you think this… Continue reading

OCI (Medellin, Colombia) – upmarket dining at reasonable prices 

Ah, Medellin. A city that has become a household name due to the recent popularity of a certain Netflix show, and one that has seen an enormous amount of development over the past… Continue reading

Astrid y Gaston – my best meal ever (Lima, Peru)

After four months in South America, it’s safe to say that it’s been a trip of superlatives. And whilst it’s very easy to say ‘This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!’… Continue reading

Peruvian Classics with Sky Kitchen – a cooking class in Lima, Peru

I absolutely love cooking classes, and even before my South American adventure began, I knew I wanted to attend some out here, particularly in Peru, which is commonly known as having the best… Continue reading

Malabar – tantalising textures in Lima, Peru

Once we found the door to Malabar (which was no mean feat due to the shuttered windows and locked door we encountered first), we were immediately struck by a rather intrusive painting of… Continue reading

Chaqchao – a chocolate experience in Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa, the so-called ‘white city’ of Peru, where many houses are made of a beautiful whitish volcanic rock, caught our fancy almost immediately. We had no expectations, and this is often the best… Continue reading

Gustu – culinary inspiration in La Paz, Bolivia 

La Paz is a city that left me breathless – quite literally. At 3800 meters above sea level, the oxygen levels are lower than I’ve ever had to deal with, and the city’s… Continue reading

Eating and cooking whilst backpacking – a rough guide

When you’re backpacking for a long time, there are certain luxuries you have to give up on. One of the hardest things for me has been leaving behind my kitchen, with its rice… Continue reading

Impressions from the Mercado Central in Sucre, Bolivia

I have always found that visiting a local market is a surefire way of getting to know a place better. I adored the Machneyehuda market in Jerusalem, La Boqueria in Barcelona, and London’s… Continue reading