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

Cycling and drinking our way around Mendoza, Argentina (the home of Malbec)

Before coming to Argentina, I did not like red wine. It always tasted like vinegar to me, and so I stuck strictly to white wine (and champagne, of course). On my first night… Continue reading

Asado in Buenos Aires – a truly authentic experience 

Originally published on the Backpacking Bailarinas blog When thinking about Argentinian cuisine, the first thing that comes to mind is steak, steak, and more steak. On the first night of our trip, we… Continue reading

How to beat the queues at London’s no-reservation restaurants

It seems as though all the new, trendy restaurants in London have one thing in common: no reservations. They rely on reasonable prices, excellent food, and word of mouth, and the crazy thing… Continue reading

8 things I ate in October 2016 – my last month in London

This post follows on from my ’10 things I ate in September’ entry last month, as I’ve had many a farewell meal with various friends in October! I leave for South America next Monday… Continue reading