Food inspired by the Barbary coast

The Barbary Neal's Yard Covent Garden

Every now and then a restaurant opens in London and I just know I want to go there. It has nothing to do with fancy food or being expensive, it is about flavor. When The Barbary opened I knew I wanted to go there and try the food. The Barbary coast covers Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia … Continue reading

Lunch at the Gilbert Scott bar

pea and asparagus salad at the Gilbert Scott bar

When you have time lunch is a wonderful thing. I decided to catch up with a friend and we took our time. My friend is a mega foodie so I was happy not to make any decisions and just go with the flow and the main thing was to catch up. Even before we sat … Continue reading

Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

Fragrant Indian food at Massala Hut

I can’t remember having had Indian food before I moved to London. Thinking back there might have been one Indian restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden when I grew up. Chinese and Thai food was plentiful along with pizzerias. That was as exotic as it got. About ten or so years ago Mexican food was introduced in … Continue reading

Bacon naan and a foodie feast for the eye at Borough Market

I stayed in London after the McQueen exhibition, there was still lots to catch up on with Sarah. We woke up to a sunny but cold London morning. Somehow sunshine always makes the day a little better and we took it easy before heading to Dishoom for breakfast. Dishoom serves Indian street food tapas style … Continue reading

A Global Parmigiano Reggiano Award

I entered my first foodie competition, the Global Parmigiano Reggiano Award. The brief said to use only three ingredients, parmesan being one of them. It is really difficult to limit yourself to so few ingredients. I did a lot of thinking and when I walked past the fishmonger and spotted some lobster I got an idea. It … Continue reading

Culture and fine dining at Le Gavroche

Sometimes I believe in the power of pre planning. Luckily I have friends who are the same and we had planned a gorgeous lunch and an overnight stay in London. I decided to head in a day early to make a mini break, who doesn’t love that?! I managed to catch up with quite a … Continue reading

London’s Borough market and a tapas lunch

If you are a foodie in London there is one place not to be missed, London’s Borough Market. It is a foodie institution, a place to explore and to find produce not always easily found elsewhere. It is a lovely place and the only downside is that there is so much to choose from it … Continue reading

2013 – Delicious dishes and amazing restaurants

I really believe that the older you get the faster the years go by and 2013 was no exception. There were some ups and downs but that is life! I finally went to New York and went to see my friends in Clarksville Tennesse. We explored more of Barcelona, discovered the charms of Lanzarote, a … Continue reading