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Almonds aren’t just almonds

Christmas is upon us; time for almonds. In Norway, almondy goodness is on the menu this time of year, in the form of marzipan and kransekake.

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Add zing to your holiday in Goa’s spice plantations

Goa’s spice plantations provide more than just an afternoon’s diversion from the beach.You can also play Tarzan between the betelnut trees!

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About Schnapps – the natural way

The Backer schnapps is all-natural, hand-made – in short, the good stuff. If further proof of quality is required, medals and awards abound.

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A taste of Italy: Umbria Agriturismo il Mandoleto

Hello there, Alex here – again. During my recent visit in gorgeous Umbria, we stopped off for lunch at Agriturismo Il Mandoleto – a farm with apartments and a restaurant near Perugia. It was hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We were greeted in a winter garden where we had appetizers: […]

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Chocolate heated to perfect temprature at Scuola del Cioccolato, Perugina

Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate

How to make chocolate: Slice, melt, pour. Then mix filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm… Limoncello…

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A Taste of Italy: pizza in Rome

Taste Italy is a new series of Italian restaurant reviews done over the course of my stay in Rome and Umbria for the TBU conference. First out: fab pizza in Rome

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Kids, cakes and Cornwall

Today, I wanted to post a few photos from a lovely bakery in Cornwall and was looking for a context, something like National Cake Day, perhaps… And sure enough, there are cake days all over the place. Cup cakes, in particular, seem to be popular. In the UK, National Cup Cake Week is 17 – […]

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