San Sebastian – Favourite Pintxo Bars

The fact that San Sebastian is home to two of the top 50 restaurants in the world and boasts more Michelin stars per capita than any other city, is common knowledge and an indication of the Donostiarra passion for food. That many residential complexes come fitted with state of the art community kitchens in lieu of gyms or swimming pools, is even more telling.…

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San Sebastian’s Belle Epoque Charm And Sublime Finger Food

Exploring the sophisticated charm and the sublime pintxo culture of San Sebastian.

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Chef Jodha’s Royal Repast

The ethnic chic ambience of the Bistro Desert Rose in WelcomHotel Jodhpur, was the perfect setting for our late afternoon lunch date with chef Akshraj Jodha. – The lighting at our table was deemed not ideal for food photography though.  So we worked out a solution where Iphone photographer Jack Hollingsworth’s meal was first served at a two seater setting by the window and brought…

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A Dreamy Afternoon At The Rock

Accessed by boat at full tide and on foot over a narrow coral embankment when the tide is out, the setting of this picturesque shack perched on a rocky outcrop of the Michamwi Pingwe coast of Zanzibar, justifies its inclusion in many top restaurant lists And our 90 minute taxi ride from Stone Town!   Sipping on a chilled…

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Better Brown Than Brassy!

I used to be partial to browns a few years ago when I went through an ethnic phase. My colour schemes usually ranged from pale beige to taupe to dark mahogany, with warm colour highlights. Of late, however, I find myself leaning towards the more contemporary white/grey palette. Strange how our preferences evolve. Here’s a…

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Paris – Les Meilleur Macaron

It seems to me like the whole world and its brother, considers Ladurée the Mecca of fine macarons. I personally know several people whose only request to friends visiting Paris, is to bring back a box of Ladurée goodies.  So off I went to Ladurée on our first trip a few years ago, with the greatest expectation…

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Paris Moments

My exquisitely plated starter at Pirouette restaurant, that foreshadowed a deliciously perfect evening. Now before you jump to conclusions let me assure you, we did a lot more than eat our way through Paris.

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Paris – An Edible Masterpiece

The Ispahan No, not the city in Iran or the Damask rose. This is a concoction of fragrant rose cream with chopped litchis and luscious, whole raspberries, sandwiched between two crunchy, startling pink macaron shells. And topped with a single raspberry and a velvety rose petal, complete with a glistening sugar dewdrop.Enjoyed in the Place Saint…

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Lunchtime Memories…

I almost always forget to click pictures when we sit down for a meal. I have been trying hard to remedy that, but I relapse sometimes. Like I forgot again yesterday, until most of my fish was demolished! Good conversation distracts me….and an inadequate breakfast. This gallery consists of a few lunchtime memories, that I…

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