food journeys

Food! Glorious Food!

From cooking and baking at home to traveling and trying bites around the world, life is always better with food. Here are some of my journeys as I find enjoyment in my own kitchen as well as the flavors of the cultures around me. Let’s tuck in!

Borough Market. London. UK.

Borough Market in London is an absolute feast for the eyes and the palate. The vendors there have everything you could possibly want, ranging from fresh scallops to chocolate pasta. It’s an incredible delight to wander through and enjoy it all. Being excited about all things chocolate, I, of course, have to say that the Rabot Estate chocolate shop was rustic, cozy, and perfect for a drizzly British day. Neal’s Yard Dairy definitely got my attention as well with their stacks upon stacks of scrumptious cheese.

Suffolk. UK.

Enjoying a glorious garden party in a quite village in Suffolk, the American style barbecue with watermelon was a nice quirky treat to find.

Ottolenghi. London. UK.

I’m in love with the Jerusalem cookbook. After spending a year being a vegan/vegetarian, I found Middle Eastern food to die for. When I found out the author owned a couple restaurants/delis in London town, I jumped at the chance to venture into the city and have a look. To my surprise, their shop in Notting Hill was adorably proportioned to be overflowing with mouth-watering bites.

Recipease. London. UK.

This restaurant and cookshop of Jamie Oliver’s is located in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood. It’s within walking distance of the area’s fantastic market and is perfect for a weekend lunch and shopping trip. The shop on the lower level was so packed with cooking tools, kitchen goods, and gourmet foods that I was excited by every corner. Heading upstairs, there’s also a cooking school in the middle of the restaurant. Stop in to have a look or a bite. It’s very British, a bit vintage, and divine.

Hummingbird Bakery. London. UK.

Hummingbird Bakery. Notting Hill. UK.

Hummingbird Bakery. Notting Hill. UK.

With their famous cookbook out internationally, I had to pop my head in to try some cupcakes at Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill. The line was out to the street on market day, but for a sweet treat, I couldn’t resist.

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