food

Café Culture

Vienna, Austria

July 2015

Mum and I sat opposite each other on the train, speeding across Austria towards Vienna, the final stop on our European adventure. We were passing the time by compiling a list of the things we were determined to do before we headed home. By the time we arrived at our destination our list consisted of fourteen items. Of these, seven were things to buy and seven were things to eat – clearly some coffee, cake and retail therapy were in order!  (more…)

A Zest for Travel

Wellington, New Zealand

January 2015

I don’t make any secret of the fact that I love food, and so it will come as no surprise to you to find that one of my favourite things to do when travelling is to eat. Understanding how a place views food is so revealing about how its people view life, and one of the greatest joys of travelling, for me at least, is experiencing the food culture of a new place.  (more…)

Tasting Plate – My Top 5 Most Memorable Meals Overseas

I am one of those travellers who, at least in part, travels to please their stomach. When I write about my day’s adventures in my journal, the entry almost always starts with something along the lines of “This morning I had …… for breakfast”, ends with a detailed description of my dinner, and along the way is punctuated by notes on what I had for lunch and various snacks throughout the day. In honour of this obsession, and because of my conviction that you can tell a lot about a place by its food, I present to you the top five most memorable meals from my travels so far.  (more…)