Tag: food

Sydney Fish market

Alas, the warm and sunny weather only lasted one day. Then, the rain came back. Me and Sydney have a weird relationship – it is always pouring down when I visit. I have seen much more rainy days there than sunny ones, on each of my trips.   So instead of the hiking in the Blue Mountains we had envisaged…

Cooking class with Leonor

My sister’s mother-in-law is incredible. At 87, Leonor – or, as we call her respectfully, Mama Aranda – has more energy than me and my sister combined. When we visit her house a bit south of Cullera, close to the sea, within minutes she will either vanish in the kitchen, or start working in her vast garden that surrounds the…

Valencia’s markets

I love markets. In any city I visit, I’ll make sure I’ll walk through one of the local markets. Even if I probably won’t buy anything, I just love walking through the local produce, the things people buy, the food. Being a vegetarian, my choice is mostly limited. and as a tourist, buying a kilo of local vegetables won’t get…

Noses from Ghent

Visitors of Belgium usually tend to do a fast-track program of the country that involves inevitably Bruges, the beautiful, original medieval town in Flanders, and stay a day in Brussels to see Manneken Pis, eat chocolate and waffles, or some beer and fries. Then they’re off to Paris or Amsterdam, Berlin or Vienna, where they will spend more time. And…