Tag: France

Restaurant Melodie, Bordeaux
“Bonjour, je voudrais un table pour….” let me just stop you there. This is Restaurant Melodie, the chances of a walk in spot at this hole in the wall in Bordeaux are virtually nil. Therefore, reservations are an absolute must. We secured ours online and headed to...
Gordon Ramsay Lemon Pizza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pGHLv5a1jg Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix recently took a journey through Italy, France and Scotland - with hilarious consequences. The show, broadcast on ITV, was like cookerys answer to Top Gear.   During a...

Aligre Market

marche d'aligre paris
One of the most famous markets in the entire city and one of the largest, The Aligre Market sits proudly in the Bastille neighbourhood of Paris. Every day Parisians and tourists alike flock to this produce market in search of some of the best fresh food around. The Aligre is...

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath

The Bertinet Bakery, Bath
Somewhere on my vast bookshelf is a cookery book dedicated to pastry. This book is by a man called Richard Bertinet, owner of a bakery in the side streets of Bath. Bertinet’s book is simple and informative and has always stayed in my mind. I headed to his bakery...

Bar Sport

Bar Sport, San Sebastian
Look up the most popular pintxo bars in San Sebastian and chances are that Bar Sport will be amongst them. Every night we headed past this place it was heaving. Some of the most popular pintxos in the city? Quite possibly. As premium mealtimes mean that the chances of...
Street Food, Basel
Normally you would arrive in Basel hungry for Fondue or Toblerone, not Pad Thai and Argentine steak. If that is the case, however, you can get your fix of the world food scene in the Markthalle beside the main SBB station. If, like us, you arrive on a Sunday when...
Flixbus, Colmar to Basel
Due to planned SNCF strikes on the day we were due to head back to Basel from Colmar meant that we needed alternative transport. A wave of fear passed through me when sitting at home editing a few blog posts watching the news pop up and seeing that the...
Coq au Riesling
You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and goats cheese salad starter it seemed rude not to have a go at a main course. Once again my mind ticked over with thoughts of what could I make...
Chez L'Oncle Freddy, Strasbourg
Wandering around the beautiful Petite France area, you have a grand selection of restaurants and Winstubs (Wine Cellars, kind of like an Alsatian pub). One of these, situated on the tip of the Petite France, is Chez L’Oncle Freddy. A relatively new addition to the Strasbourg dining scene. We had...
La Petite France, Strasbourg
If you’re coming to Strasbourg for anything, chances are it’s this place. La Petite France is like a film set. A beautiful arrangement of Germanic buildings set alongside the flowing rivers and canals, it’s a photographers dream. Oh it gets better - you can eat here too. In amongst...
L'Atelier 116, Strasbourg
Cake for breakfast? Well, we are on holiday. Many a Brit would opt for beer abroad but not us, we fancied something a little sweeter to kick off our day in Strasbourg. We arrived in the city around mid-morning and found ourselves, after a tram ride, in the middle...
Colmar to Strasbourg train
We arrived at quite possibly the worst and luckiest time in French rail history. Planned strikes by disgruntled staff at the SNCF, France’s premier rail company, had brought the whole rail network to a standstill in the weeks before and after our trip. Here’s where the luck comes in...