Monthly Archives: May, 2013

At A Snail’s Pace

And tonight’s entree was …. l’escargot. You couldn’t get a more quintessentially French dish. Dressed in a garlic and parsley butter they were delicious. Add a glass of chilled white wine with a dash of blackcurrant liqueur and you have a specialty of one of the world’s most famous wine regions. I also had coq …

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Among The Vines

At a vineyard in Fixin, Burgundy, during a break in the rain. The visit was followed by a four course dinner with endless jugs of lovely local wine.

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Eating well in Burgundy: Dijon, France

ENTRE: Oefs poches a la dijonnaise (Poached Eggs a la Dijonnaise) This dish was to die for.

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Arabian Nights

I have never really been able to explain why I feel so completely at home in Dubai. Part of the United Arab Emirates (the bit without the oil wealth) Dubai has grown up in the middle of an expanse of desert which runs down to meet the sea. The temperatures are searing, local women, when …

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What do you mean … you love flying?

After a flight that left every part of my body exhausted and aching I have arrived in Dubai. Now I would never have thought a 14-hour flight would be one the thing that pushed me to say – never again – yet six hours in, it was starting to feel that way. Even as I write …

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You should do a travel blog

So, here it is, my first blog. For a while now people have been saying to me ‘You should do a travel blog’ and each time I reply with ‘Oh … I don’t know’. And yet here I am sitting at my laptop just before midnight, wondering how long it will take me to run …

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