With two weeks to go until Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent, this is the time of the year to indulge in sweet treats. Here in UK it’s all about pancakes, but in Italy we have a tradition of eating doughnuts to celebrate the period before Lent, which also coincides with the Carnival festivities. In Trieste we call these doughnuts fritole and today I am sharing a family recipe to make them.

Frittole Triestine - Italian Carnival Doughnuts

Regional variations of these little yummy balls of fried dough can be found all over Italy around January and February.… Continue reading

The Taj Mahal is without a doubt one of the most beautiful monuments ever built. We have all seen it a thousand times in photos: the white marble dome and minarets reflected in the pool or shining brightly against the night sky. And yet…only when you see it with your own eyes you will truly appreciate this wonder of the world. Here are a few tips for visiting the Taj Mahal and making your experience even more memorable.

Top Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal, India

The Taj was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal,… Continue reading

Hello and sorry, for things have been a little quiet around here lately. 2017 didn’t get off to an easy start for my family, I have also been away a lot and off sick for several weeks. Thankfully I am slowly getting back to work and catching up with all the pending blog posts I want to share with you. Bear with me, please! :) Today I am sharing my review of London’s The Athenaeum Hotel, where I stayed last November, and its newly refurbished restaurant by Chris and Jeff Galvin.

The Athenaeum - Five Star Luxury Hotel in Mayfair, London

The… Continue reading

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