“Let Them Eat Cake innit” is what Marie-Antoinette said when she heard the peasants were starving, perhaps not the innit part but poetic licence and all that. To think she lost her head over that because…View Post
Hands up who knew Iran had a football team let alone qualified for the 2014 World Cup?
I had no idea until I drew them in the office World Cup sweepstake I organised in Paris. The French I have now learnt don’t understand the concept of a sweepstake or is that just a sweeping generalisation (couldn’t resist the pun). After much discussion and several meetings (quite) everyone agreed that €2 was a reasonable amount to put in the pot until it was announced that the winner would win and keep 75% of the pot and the runner up 25%. That’s not very fair was heard through the chorus of moans they should have to buy coffee for everyone was added – not that égalité, liberté, fraternité BS I thought. No no I said they can do what they like with the money betting isn’t a socialist thing! Realising I was never going to win the sweepstake I decided to take myself off on a solo dining adventure to taste the cuisine of the 2014 World Cup winners -you read it here first – Brazil of course!View Post
Who doesn’t love a good story and a legend at that. Most of us know the story of the Mary Celeste found on the ocean with no sign of the crew but with the table…View Post
Where does an indecisive, solo dining, 30something, finicky, foodie choose to eat on her birthday? Ever since I started working over 15 years ago I made a vow to myself not to ever work on…View Post
Currently I spend hours swiping on my Ipad through other people’s gorgeous food/lifestyle websites. You’re here so you too are spending a bit of time when maybe you should be filling out that tax return…View Post