As the potato is said to typify the predilections of the Irish, roast beef symbolises Olde England, and the frog’s leg the dainty dining of France, so the paella is dismissed as the catch-all cuisine of Spain – which goes to show how wrong you can be. Read on…

For three days I searched the streets around my hotel in Jodphur old city for a basic restaurant, somewhere I could sink my teeth into something. Nothing, not-a-thing, not even vegetarian. Read on…

If you were to be offered a fruit that reinforces your immune system, helps you sleep, is full of nutrients, has hardly any calories, supposedly helps to maintain a youthful appearance, you might well think that whoever is offering it is a practiced snake oil seller with a good line in sales chat. But such a fruit does exist – the simple, wholesome cherry. Read on…

English cuisine has always been laughed at by its European neighbours as bland, greasy and overcooked. This may or not be true, but one thing is for sure – not one of our European neighbours’ cuisines can measure up to the wonderful English pudding. Read on…

Essouira fabulous fish

I’ve never been a big lover of fish but a big handful of sardines and a glistening dorada, still with their salt-sea smell, grilled over a barbeque made from an old can changed all that. Read on…