Recently I was invited by Visit Finland to fly out to the fabulous city of Helsinki for 2 days of foraging, wilderness cooking in the forests that surround the city and and food hopping around the city’s eateries and coffee shops. It so happened that the trip coincided with the Helsinki Baltic herring market, a fishy festival for all, and was only a couple of weeks before London’s own Great Nordic Feast on the Southbank (October 20-22nd). All in all, it would have been rude not to!
Now -y'all know I love me a food festival! There's nothing nicer than pottering around at a good one, browsing the stalls, watching demos and spending far too much money on pans. If you're the same, then I've got a belter for you – and even better, I'm cooking live at it!!!! I'll be on the demo stage on sunday 3.30pm so come see me cook! When you say? Why, this weekend! Saturday and sunday! What is this fabulous festival?
Two weeks on from my trip to Catalonia as I sit and write, reminiscing on my five days in the region, my memories remain vivid with colour, rugged scenery and tantalizing scents of world class wine and food. Catalan is that kind of bewitching place – even after expelling its spell struck tourists it keeps its claws in you, slowing drawing you back for future trips. Having experienced its wild beauty, I come away utterly perplexed as to why I haven’t strayed outside of Barcelona city before!
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