Food and drink

It’s time to banish boring salads

June 28, 2018 Jack 0

Any self respecting tomato salad is going to have a dressing which involves more than a waiter plonking a bottle of olive oil in front of you. It’s also going to include herbs such as basil and/or oregano. […]

Food and drink

Finding craft beers in the Canary Islands

February 13, 2018 Jack 2

When we returned to the Canary Islands we stopped ordering sunny Dorada cervezas in the western islands and light and frisky Tropical in the eastern ones and started looking for something with more of a swaggering personality. […]

Port tasting at Graham's Lodge
Europe

Putting the Port in Porto

February 4, 2018 Andy 0

It’s hard to imagine I was semi-seriously considering paying €38 for a bottle of port. Last week I would have laughed out loud at such a preposterous prospect. Yet here, alongside its terroir, it tastes like liquid heaven and worthy of its price tag. […]

Food and drink

Eat local, eat pizza

January 17, 2018 Jack 0

When there’s a spin on toppings which subtly, or not, shifts it from safe comfort food you can get just about anywhere to something different, something with a distinctly local flavour. […]