Shanghai Street Food (Part One)

Shanghai Street Food

The Bund. People’s Park. M50. All that Shanghai tourist stuff? You can do it in two days if you really try. The food scene however, with its street vendors, wet markets, Michelin stared restaurants and farm-to-table hangouts…that would take years to explore. Continue reading

Best Food Memories of 2014


It’s been a whirlwind over here, folks. Chris and I just returned from a ten-day visit to Seattle/Anacortes for Christmas and (on top of suffering the brutal effects of jet lag) we are moving to a new flat tomorrow then flying to Shanghai on Thursday. Things aren’t about to slow down any time soon, but I wanted to take a moment to look back at the fun that’s been had over the past year. And instead of sharing my collection of napping Chris photos and tipsy selfies, I’m going to keep things focused with a look back at my favorite food memories of 2014. Shall we? Continue reading

Christmas at Columbia Road Flower Market

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The London weather has gone to crap. It’s grey. It’s drizzly. It’s cold. But, you know what? It’s not that bad. (I’m a hot weather girl at heart, so that’s a lot coming from me.)The thing is, that for all the spitting rain and chilling wind, London has one huge, major, game-changing quality that somehow makes this winter business OK, and that is: Holiday Cheer. Cheesey as it may be, it’s totally true. Before the calendar even flipped to December, every high street was strung with lights, Christmas markets appeared in the parks, window displays were decked to the nines, and every man woman and child began downing mince pies like there was some kind of shortage.

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