What's On Your Dish List?
It's summertime... which means one thing, planning summer holidays!
As I've done for the past few years, I'm hoping I will squeeze in a mini break to the Balkans at some point in the next few months. If I'm lucky, I'll squeeze in two!
This complex and culturally multilayered part of the world brings so much to the table - fragrantly flavorsome dishes carried down the years from the Ottoman empire, Italian-inspired risottos and seafood, freshly baked meat and yogurt laced pastries, lovely wines and fruit brandies made in ancient monasteries ... every little pocket of the Balkans holds something special.
I'm also hoping to discover more delicious pockets of one of my favourite cities to eat in - from Columbian canteens to hipster ramen haunts, London's ability to constantly reinvent the culinary wheel never disappoints.
In between the eating, I'm hoping to fit in some long walks and lots of evenings of chilled rose and catch ups with friends - hey, the best part of having a dish list is having great people to share it with!
Cheers to the summer and hope you tick off everything on your summer platetrotting agenda!