Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of steaming pasta? Especially a clam spaghetti dish filled with fresh seafood, and minimal sauce. I learnt quickly in Italy that a traditional pasta dish often focuses on the fresh pasta, rather than drowning it in sauce. This Spaghetti Vongole dish from Carluccio’s is…

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When people think East coast USA cities, they think New York City. Right? But my Boston city guide will prove that NYC’s smaller (but much older) sister is the US city break you need to try. I found myself celebrating my birthday there as part of a much larger 2-week East coast…

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Mussels are by far my favourite food, EVER. If they appear on a menu, then it’s likely I’ll be picking them. And if they’re not good… then I turn in to one unhappy lady. So what defines a good bowl of mussels? For me, the mussels need to be good…

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Now I know what you’re thinking, a short stay in Barcelona usually equates to a few days, but alas, I had a whirlwind 24 hours in the beautiful Spanish city. And it wasn’t any old trip, I was with the wonderful Marks & Spencer food team to hunt down the…

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There are plenty of BYOB restaurants in London to try, and they’re a perfect way to dust off that vintage in your wine rack, and to save money of course! And when I’m strapped for cash, BYOB eateries are one of my favourite things. And I kid you not, there…

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