Ryokan Stay the Japanese Way A stay at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, should be on every itinerary of first-time visitors to Japan. It’s no gimmick and very popular with Japanese and Western tourists alike. Ryokan’s are typically found outside city centres in scenic locations and often near the…

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Vegetarian Brunch in Notting Hill Farmacy is my favourite brunch spot right now. Hands down they do the best avocado toast in town. Smooth avocado sits atop a toasted multigrain vegan muffin, garnished with pea shoots, bean sprouts and a recurring favourite of mine, smoked paprika; culminating into avocado toast…

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English comfort food with a Greek twist Greek Shepherd’s Pie is what happens when you combine the concept of a traditional English Shepherd’s pie with Greek moussaka. The result? Delicious, soulful comfort food that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to cook. Shepherd’s pie is a simple…

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Smokey, sweet and sour pasta This is one of my favourite pasta dishes. I’ve taken inspiration from the Italian Amatriciana sauce, a bacon and tomato sauce originating from the town of Amatricia two hours from Rome, and Caponata, a sweet and sour aubergine side dish from Sicily. As I don’t live…

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