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East London foods and where to find them

As a tourist in my own country, I find it’s difficult to discover homegrown dishes I haven’t tried before. If I were new to the UK I’d be all over the fry-ups, roast dinners, fish and chips and Tikka Masala like a greedy food-seeking…

31 May, 2016
Food and drink

10 things I’ve learned about Mexican food

As someone whose lifetime experience of Mexican cuisine was previously limited to Old El Paso meal kits and cactus-themed restaurants, I can safely say that actual Mexican food from actual Mexico is worth spending time discovering. Mexico is DELICIOUS. So delicious, in fact, that…

21 May, 2016
Food and drink

Food for the dead: the taste of Día de los Muertos

Experiencing Day of the Dead in Mexico has been one of my all time favourite travel moments to date. The celebrations we saw in Oaxaca (arguably the best spot for the festivities) were a crazy mishmash of deeply held reverence, centuries-old traditions, modern Halloween…

10 May, 2016
Food and drink

Sounds of Mexico: Thanksgiving edition

Our neighbours in Playa del Carmen keep turkeys. I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen an actual, real life turkey before, so I guess it’s true what they say: Travel really is full of new experiences! This is what I have…

29 November, 2015
Food and drink

Sounds of Mexico: Cinco Pesos Los Tamales

If you head across Guanajuato’s San Francisco square in the late afternoon and walk towards the Venetian-style bridge that arches across from Cafe Santo, you’ll have a good chance of hearing the ‘Cinco Pesos Los Tamales’ guy long before you see him. I didn’t really know what…

23 October, 2015
Food and drink

Carnitas Sunday: My kind of tradition

Of all the different traditions we’ve come across on our travels, Carnitas Sunday is the first one I’ve found that I can truly get behind. For the uninitiated, carnitas are slow-braised pork shoulders cooked in lard, herbs and their own juices, roasted in an oven and then pulled apart…

14 October, 2015