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

An exclusive interview with Michelin-starred chef Theo Randall, and a giant board of antipasti

When I first started blogging, my knowledge of food, chefs, and ingredients was practically non-existent. Over the years, I’ve explored London in as foodie a way as I can, and as a result, have learned… Continue reading

An evening of tea tasting with Dragonfly Tea

I love tea. I’m the sort of person who will always pick a cup of oolong over a glass of red wine, and a cup of Darjeeling over… well, anything, really. So when I heard… Continue reading

Tasting menu at Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is quite a long name for a restaurant, but in a way, it was befitting of the lengthy tasting menu they offer… With the 2017 Michelin guide just having been announced for Great… Continue reading

10 things I ate during my pescatarian September in 2016

I spend my days eating my way around London, and there are so many restaurants, cafes, and meals that never make it on to The Swindian, as I simply don’t have enough time to… Continue reading

Weekend of Food 2016 en Périgord: Charcuterie dinner

Starting off our Weekend of Food 2016 was a seemingly simple dinner of charcuterie, fromage, et pain. But it was so much more than that… Everything had been bought from the local market, which… Continue reading

Guest post: A culinary history of Andalusia (by Eatapas)

I first met Eatapas at the Taste of London festival this year, and was very impressed by the quality and flavour of their products, as well as their awesomely friendly customer service. Of all… Continue reading