Tonight’s Cuban dish was Ropa Vieja which apparently translates as ‘old rope’. It’s a slow cooked beef dish with passata, onion, green pepper, garlic, cumin and coriander. I took a trip to Littler’s… Continue reading


I visited Croatia about ten years ago with a friend and have great memories of sitting in harbour-front bars eating ćevapčići and drinking red wine…. So tonight, recreating those tasty little sausages was a must.… Continue reading

Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire has a similar cuisine to many of the other West African counties, given that these countries have somewhat artificial boundaries put in place during colonisation rather than based on tribal lands,… Continue reading

Costa Rica

   I got the ingredients in to do a Costa Rican breakfast a few weeks ago but forgot that I haven’t had a weekend at home for a while so decided to cook… Continue reading


Oh my’s been EIGHT months since my last country! I always seem to stall when I get to a country I’m not particularly inspired by. African food hasn’t particularly excited me so… Continue reading


Comoros was another country that tested my world geography. I’d kind of assumed it was one of the Caribbean islands, but it’s sandwiched between mainland Africa and Madagascar. When I’d got over the… Continue reading


Colombia is a country with a wide variety of culinary influences and features cereals, tubers, legumes and a range of meats and tropical fruits. Corn, plantain, stews and beans featured heavily in my… Continue reading


Arriving at China put a huge smile on my face as it’s one of my favourite set of cuisines, alongside other South East Asian foods. I’m going there for the first time this… Continue reading


Chile’s long coastline (2647miles!)  with the Pacific and it’s history as a Spanish colony have both influenced its cuisine. Seafood is really popular as are dishes with corn. For our Chilean meal I… Continue reading


I feel like I’m on a bit of a tour of Africa at the moment… here’s another offering from the continent in the form of Chad. Chad is the 7th poorest country in… Continue reading