Top Four Spices to Use in Christmas Cookery

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 Posted by

The heady aroma of mulled wine. The rich, sweet flavour of a freshly baked mince pie. The comforting taste of a creamy bread sauce. What each of these traditional festive dishes has in common is a blend of ingredients which includes exotic spices, which bring a special dimension to each one. In fact, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves have become so strongly associated with the Christmas for many of us, that just a sniff of their distinctive fragrances will bring the joys of the season to mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Quebec City’s Best Museums

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 Posted by

Located in the province of the same name, Quebec City is one of Canada’s leading tourist destinations. Covering approximately 90 square kilometres, Quebec was founded in 1608 and has a rich history with an influence that can still be seen today in the beautiful architecture and the fascinating bilingual French/English culture. In this blog, we take a look at three of the best museums in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Tips for A Fantastic Holiday in Chennai

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 Posted by

Known as Madras until 1996, the coastal city of Chennai was founded by British representatives of the East India Tea Company in 1639. Now the capital of the Tamil Nadu state, Chennai has become a top choice for visitors looking for a relaxed yet exotic break or as a starting point for tourists who plan to explore South India. In this blog, we take a look at some of Chennai’s most interesting attractions, as well as offering some tips on what to eat during your stay in this unique destination. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Eat in November – The Best of The Season

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 Posted by

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As many celebrity chefs now emphasise, cooking with food that is in season has many advantages. The abundance of ingredients that are in season means that they tend to be priced more economically, and are of a higher quality than at other times of year. In November, as the days get shorter and the weather gets chillier, bring fresh flavours into your kitchen by introducing some exciting in season produce. We’ve selected three of the best British foods which are in season right now to help you plan your shopping list. Read the rest of this entry »