ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
The tiny Cyclades island of Tinos is so beautiful that the mythical Giants and Titans are said to have fought over it. Rosemary Barron and I visit this fertile land in the Ageon Sea and discover fragrant thyme honey, gourd cheese, a boulder strewn winery and an 80% proof firewater that would challenge even the gods. Gourmet Traveller Feature for Food and Travel magazine.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Your guide to historic New York Film Locations. Travel feature for Lonely Planet Magazine.
THE GRAND TOUR
With passionate foragers and refugee restaurants putting innovation at the top of the menu, Luxembourg’s centuries-old traditions are being supplanted by urban honeys, rare-breed beef and vegetal cuisine. Michael Raffael and I decide to eat like the locals. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
A TOUCH OF SPICE
Farida Zeynalova and I get to shop, cook and eat with a local family in Nabeul, Tunisia. A Breaking Bread feature for National Geographic Food magazine.
COAST & COUNTRY
Kissed by sea breezes and cradled by pine-clad mountains, Cantabria may be one of Spain's smallest regions but its food scene punches above its weight. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
HEAVEN KENT
From its prime lamb to its seafood, superb restaurants, local wine, beers and beautiful coastline, Olivia Palamountain and I discover that England’s South East coast is enjoying a culinary renaissance without losing its trademark charm. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE
Trekking through the hill tribes of Thailands verdant north, Philip Sweeney and I embark on a multifaceted cultural adventure. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
THE 4AM CROWD
Alex Mead and I visit Pick's Organic Farm and experience first hand their devotion to great farm to market produce. A farm to table feature for National Geographic Food Magazine.
TSARS v SOVIETS
Comparing and contrasting the various sites and activities to be enjoyed from both the Soviet and Tsarist eras in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. Travel feature for Lonely Planet Magazine.
A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Despite it's challenging volcanic soil the wine and produce cultivated on the Greek Island of Santorini is some of the finest in the world. Rosemary Barron and I meet the people whose back-breaking labour create it. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
WELL HEELED
On the stunning stiletto of Italy’s boot, Lecce is the engine room of Puglia produce. Nick Savage and I marvel at the baroque architecture, sensual pasta and locals who strive to keep tradition alive. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine. Awarded a Bronze in the Creativepool Annual Awards.
IN ONE FELL SWEEP
The heart of Lancashire is home to impeccable produce, charming inns and rolling countryside. Michael Raffael and I find ourselves bewitched by the enchanting Ribble Valley. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
AFRICAN EDGE
Philip Sweeney and I check out Senegal's lightning-paced capital Dakar on the tip of West Africa, where no day is complete without fresh seafood and family history is learnt through song, Oh and we get to meet Youssou N'Dour and his mum! Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
ISLE OF PLENTY
Among St Lucia’s lush vegetation and thousands of Coco plants you will find wild vanilla, soursop, papaya, all kind of mint and basil, pineapples, wild cherry, starfruit and many varieties of mango. Yes, it’s foodie heaven with heavenly views in the Caribbean… After 25 years I'm returning to St Lucia and this time I'm doing it in style! Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
CONSTANT SMILES
Fishermen cast their nets in the vast lake, goats roam the elevated pastures, and alpine flowers flavour the snapps. Rosemary Barron and I get to explore Austria's idyllic Vorarlberg region on the shore of lake Constance. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
PAR FOR LA CORSE
Balzac described Corsica as a unique French island basking in the Italian sun. Michael Raffael and I follow a herb scented breeze north to discover a unique culinary offering worth writing home about. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
LONG JOURNEY HOME
Following routes that their ancestors took millennia before them, the Sami reindeer herders make their annual migration across the frozen wilds of northern Sweden. Amanda Canning and I travel with them. Travel feature for Lonely Planet Magazine.
FRESH OFF THE BEACH
Michael Raffael and I explore Ecuador's relatively undiscovered North-Western coastal region where we find Manta the albacore capital of the world, wild equatorial beaches and along the way possibly the best undiscovered restaurant in Ecuador. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
THE MAGIC CIRCLE
A nine day road trip celebrating the 20th anniversary of the building of the road that circumnavigates Iceland. Travel feature for Lonely Planet Magazine.
HALF A WORLD AWAY
From the old world charm of Albany in the South to the sensual wines of Margaret River, Australia's south western tip is rugged, beautiful and remote. Anthea Gerrie and I discover Kangaroo's, Yabbies and Bushfires. Gourmet traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
ON SWISS TIME
Think Zurich, think Switzerland, think neutrality, money and chocolate but the capital of finance is shedding its staid image and embracing a new ethos that celebrates culinary diversity in all its forms. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
GOURMET GOLD RUSH
With the wineries of the beautiful Willamette Valley a coastline crammed with the choicest crab, oysters and an enviable quality of life, Fiona Sims and I explore the beauty and the bounty of rural Oregon. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
A MOORISH MIRAGE
Step into the Moroccan capital of Rabat and you enter a city that stands apart from its tourist-laden siblings. Nick Savage and I explore its enchanting, untouched streets, charming architecture and historic ruins (a city with no less than three UNESCO world heritage sites). Gourmet travel feature for Food and Travel magazine.
GRECIAN 2014
Rosemary Barron and I get to explore the rich cultural and culinary history of Crete a true crossroads of civilisation. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
PORTLAND HEADLINE
With a self image of independent outsiders that do things their own way Portland has an eccentric and energetic food scene. Fiona Sims and I go to find out what all the fuss is about. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
WILD AT HEART
Fiona Sims and I get to fulfil a lifetimes ambition to visit Alaska. Who could resist a visit to Homer Sound the Halibut Capital of the world. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
NUTTY BY NATURE
A visit to Ticino, the very Italianate Canton of Switzerland, during the October Chestnut Festival. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
CHAAT SHOW
One of India’s fastest growing cities, Indore goes to work on its stomach. Michael Raffael and I chew the "Chaat" and look at the street food that feeds India's fastest growing City. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
A NEW DAWN
Long closed to responsible travellers, recent elections (2012) provide the chance for a more democratic Burma and it's really exciting. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
HAUTE CUISINE
A man in Santa Cruz, Bolivia told me that the administrative capital La Paz, was like a dog he used to own! How's that I asked? "Well it was so ugly" he said, "that it was beautiful". City rivalries apart, you can see what he means, La Paz is certainly a city of contrasts, as it clings precariously to the sides of the Andes Mountains. At 3500 meters La Paz is the highest capital city in the world - pass the oxygen! Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
KITT & CABOODLE
Writer Judy Bastyra and I are back in the Caribbean. This time its the beautiful island of St Kitts, with edible golf courses, abandoned sugar plantations and old colonial charm. What's not to like? Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Michael Raffael and I explore the vast empty roads of Namibia, with occasional gourmet food stops, wild life and terrible puns; 'alas poor Oryx, I new him well!' Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
SOUK AND YOU SHALL FIND
Michael Raffael and I get to explore this ancient holiday destination mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as the 'Island of the Lotus Eaters'. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
RAW TALENT
Fiona Simms and I get to; eat at the fabulous Faviken Magasinet, Swedens hottest restaurant, meet the mad professor making sparkling wine from Birch Sap and feel like we're in an episode of the British re-make of Wallander... Yes, it's summer in Jamtland! Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Biblical landscapes, desert castles and Bedouin tents. Jordans unique position in the Middle East has created a unique blend of cultures and cuisines. Rosemary Barron and I explore the lesser known corners of the kingdom. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
FIRE AND ICE
Exploring the Landscape, People and Food of Iceland's dramatic Northern region of Fire and Ice. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
THE WESTERN CAPE
Beautiful wine regions, wild beaches and historic villages, exploring South Africa's stunningly beautiful Western Cape. Travel feature for Lonely Planet Magazine.
TRIBAL FARE
Michael Rafael and I explore a lost tribal world, meet Chief Terima one serious granddad and find out the true value of a pig. Travel feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
TRIBAL GATHERING
Travel feature for Wanderlust Magazine. The Bedouin of Egypt’s South Sinai desert battle to preserve their culture in the face of the encroaching modern world.
HOLY MOLY
Anthea Gierrie and I explore Oaxaca, the birth place of the chilli, chocolate and corn and its diverse historical and cultural place as the food capital of Mexico. A Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
CITY IN THE CLOUDS
Ecuador's high altitude capital, Quito perches between active volcanoes and cloud topped peakes. We explore it's rich colonial heritage, exotic indiginous cuisine and it's burgeoning gourmet scene. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel magazine.
QUAY'S OF KERRY
Exploring the cultural and culinary heritage and wild beauty of Ireland's Kerry and Dingle peninsula's. Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine.
THE BOROUGHS' OF NEW YORK
Travel feature for Sunday Times Traveller Magazine. Forget Manhattan here we explore the exciting boroughs' of New York.
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