Travel Stories

Journal entries and sound clips from our culinary road trips to Turkey and Ghana.

Jan 15: End of the road (for now)
Dec 20: And the nominations are ...
Dec 10: My mate marmite

People & Places

Producers, cooks, teachers and others we've learnt from, places to go & things to eat.

Aug 17: The milk of human kindness
May 10: Pasta
Nov 15: Jennifer Altman, pastry chef


Nerdy facts and notes on some of the foods & drinks in the recipes and stories.

Dec 20: Indian spices
May 10: Pasta
Feb 10: Argan oil


Breakfasts we've enjoyed (or not) on our culinary travels.

Mar 07: Breakfast: Poland again
Mar 05: Breakfast: Poland
Feb 23: Breakfast: Czech Republic

Culinary Linguist

Food-related observations on language, and linguistic observations on food.

Oct 27: Oil, vinegar and phonological assimilation
May 22: To Romania in a spoon
May 18: Ottoman or not?

Where's Barnaby?

The adventures of our bear, as he discovers foodstuffs and meets producers.

Jan 13: Eggs that can't be beaten
Dec 18: Better lait than never
Dec 15: Life is a cabaret

adventures: Latest Entry

The milk of human kindness

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We are in the Rodopi Mountains in southern Bulgaria, pondering why it is people here are said to live longer than anywhere else.  The fresh air and clean spring water?  The famous yoghurt (or "sour milk", as it is classified here)?  Or perhaps what must be Bulgaria's national dish - fresh salad piled high with excellent tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers - consumed in vast quantities.  

Having driven to Sofia for Matt to attend a conference, we decided to hang around afterwards to explore the mountains south and east of the capital.  Our previous experience of this country was limited, to say the least, and this needed rectifying.  Surely not everyone subsisted on green salad, rakia and cigarettes?

adventures: Recent Entries

May 10, 2011: Pasta
Nov 15, 2010: Jennifer Altman, pastry chef
Jan 15, 2009: End of the road (for now)
Dec 20, 2008: And the nominations are ...
Dec 10, 2008: My mate marmite
Dec 06, 2008: Aminata pounding millet
Dec 03, 2008: Balafon and djembe
Nov 26, 2008: To the land where things ferment
Nov 23, 2008: Insects and waterfalls
Nov 23, 2008: Fonio in the morning


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