Served hot or cold, baked, poached or grilled, even in a soup, salmon is one of the easiest fish to prepare.
This meringue concoction may have been named after the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s, and which both claim to have invented the dessert, still […]
Like the prolific author Stuart Woods’ protagonist Stone Barrington, when in New York I was a great fan of Elaine’s, once located on the Upper East Side. Stone favoured red meat, Stuart […]
Many strange things have occurred in the land of the Cathars, even in recent times. Something very odd happened to a shipment of wine that was produced there and wound up at […]
In the world of cruising, the last 20 years has largely been focused on building bigger and more outlandish cruise ships that look like floating theme parks. However, if the COVID-19 pandemic […]
I’ve enjoyed two new discoveries, Portuguese custard desserts. Now I’m digging back into my past to find childhood custard favourites.
Yorkshire fishcakes differ from those in the rest of the world: they consist of a sandwich of fish between two slices of potato, battered and deep fried. From Portugal to Barbados to […]
With snow still falling in mid-May in Toronto and our dreams of spring in England and Portugal up in smoke during lockdown, airline disruption and quarantine, my thoughts turn to some of […]
How nice to have memories of freer and more pleasant times in this covid-19 era. Thursday March 8, 2007, was just such an occasion for our wine scribe, Jim Walker and his […]
The image of the scallop shell is steeped in history and heraldry, but since my beloved loves scallops themselves, I recently made her the traditional shellfish in a white wine sauce, known […]