Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

After the lovely al fresco lunch last week, I thought that the usual clear blue skies and sunny winter days of the Costa del Sol would be back but instead, we’ve had another week of relentless rain.  Yesterday afternoon was one of the coldest days of the year.  I was stuck at home the rest …

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After a quick dinner of Szechuan chicken and stir-fried vegetables, we were all craving for some chocolate cake so the challenge was to find a chocolate cake recipe that I could whip up in an hour with the ingredients I had. I reached for the encyclopedic How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman and found …

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Saturday afternoon was spent at the Musée Nissim-Camondo, a mansion overlooking the Parc Monceau filled with Moise Camondo’s collection of late 18th century art, furniture and decoration. The museum showcases the home as it would have looked when Moise and his children lived in it. The rooms have been lovingly preserved and the furniture and …

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Having masitas (petits-fours), facturas (croissants and pastries) and sandwiches de miga (crust less white-bread sandwiches) for tea or for any other occasion is a must in Buenos Aires and each one has their own favorite Confiteria or Panaderia. La Exposicion on Juncal corner Libertad is located at the busy intersection called cinco esquinas used to …

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We’re back home with the baby after almost a week at Malaga’s Clinica Galvez. Although our lovely room overlooked the cathedral and the cobble stoned pedestrian street beside it and even if we could hear the bells toll every hour, it was still a relief to return home after a hectic hospital stay. The first …

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This week has been chocolate-flavoured. It must be the pregnancy hormones (or am I just making excuses?) but another recipe was calling out to be tried, this time from Donna Hay’s basic baking bible Modern Classics Book 2. I was scouring through several cookbooks looking for an easy recipe that involved chocolate and stumbled on …

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