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Amsterdam – Stampot and White Bikes

Marshall Colman recommends a traditional (but good) Amsterdam restaurant and recounts how the bike hire schemes of London and cities all over the world were inspired by a bunch of Dutch anarchists.  When I was at a conference in the … Continue reading

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Top sights in Lisbon: Food Paradise

Don’t go to Lisbon without visiting the Azelejo Museum – decorated tiles are one of Portugal’s glories – or taking in the panoramic views from the Castle. Or even the breathtaking views of the city at sunset itself from across … Continue reading

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The Place for Pasteis de Nata

At the historic Belem bakery they claim to make 20,000 pasties de nata every day.  The length of the queue snaking down the street attests to the power of this top drawer for tourists but who wants to stand waiting … Continue reading

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A little place by the sea in Portugal

Pant up the hill away from the beach and you find yourself in the back streets of Sesimbra, a loveable resort 40 minutes’ south of Lisbon. O Herminio is a tiny tapas bar with a few tables outside with a … Continue reading

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Pizzeria da Remo: When in Rome

August – writes Rhodri Jones –  is fast drawing to a close and at Pizzeria da Remo, families, and neighbours are embracing, laughing and catching up with friends, following the re-opening of this neighbourhood stalwart after the long summer break. Da … Continue reading

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Garden City, Budapest

When you go to Budapest – writes Marshall Colman – you will, of course, visit the grand old pastry shop Gerbeaud; but why not venture further afield to a simple out-of-town cukrászda, a traditional coffee shop, in one of the … Continue reading

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Eating in Orkney

Liz Cousins We were about to turn back thinking we had missed our turning when we  noticed the sign to the Tomb of the Eagles- ‘That’s it’ cried one of the party and we finally found ourselves at Skerries Bistro … Continue reading

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Madrid

 La Movida – the Happening – was how Madrid presented itself in the heady days after the dictator’s death. That’s thirty odd years ago but still Madrid has a certain something – joie de vivre, plain hedonism – that it … Continue reading

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Ringside seat at Bocca di Lupo, London

To Bocca di Lupo for lunch. We sit at the counter so we can observe the chefs in action. It’s really very simple: superb ingredients, usually already prepared, and just a few minutes on the range or the grill. Or … Continue reading

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Raspberry custard tart for the rainiest day of summer (so far)

A brand new kitchen after weeks of dust and mess and takeaways. A favourite sister and nephew coming over for brunch. A May bank holiday to celebrate. Something light and summery was called for in defiance of the unceasing downpour … Continue reading

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