Food
Five Reasons Why You Should Try a Food Tour

The definition of  ‘authentic travel’ is becoming increasingly subjective, partly due to the tendency of globalisation to replace ‘authenticity’ with ‘sameness’. However, some travel activities (like food tours) are able to capture the uniqueness of a destination to a degree. In

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Visit Madeira for The Food | Funchal

In this first instalment in our two-part series on Madeira, Portugal, we explore the gastronomy of this beautiful sub-tropical island. With an impressive selection of recipes and wines unique to the island, it is easy to simply visit Madeira for

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Exploring food, identity and community at Peckham Bazaar, London | #LondonFoodMonth

The London Evening Standard recently declared June, 2017 as ‘London Food Month’, a celebration of London’s status as the world’s new culinary capital. That announcement coincides with the start of our spring/summer food series. We love telling the stories behind food and

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10 Global Stops for the Foodie Traveller!

Food is synonymous with travel, and what better experience than to explore a destination based around the cuisine on offer? Check out our shortlist of ten global stops for the foodie traveller! Foodie Travellers constantly seek unique and memorable experiences

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Plantain Crêpes with Raspberry-Pomegranate Compote (Gluten Free)

Plantains! You know we love them and can never get enough of them. We were inspired to create this Plantain Crêpes recipe after witnessing a local plantain market day in Mushin, Nigeria.  We love them most for their versatility. We’ve used

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Hot Rum Chocolate with Cacao & Cinnamon | via @dipyourtoesin

A classic hot drink gets a twist when rum, cinnamon, and cacao are added to it. Put on your cozy socks, and enjoy this (grownup) hot rum-chocolate by the fire! During my childhood, hot chocolate was a standard warming drink on

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Santa Maria del Sur: The Argentinian Heartbeat of Battersea | via @dipyourtoesin

Argentinian cuisine has found a new home in Battersea. HDYTI contributor Debbie Williams, gives us insight into why Santa Maria del Sur has a heartbeat worth paying attention to! A few years ago when visiting Argentina, a South American friend

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Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!

What happens when Valencian paella meets a Friday afternoon on the coast of Dénia? Dip in to this delicious “Friday Rice” with the perfect taste of Spain! Guest contributors Eric & Amalia from Move to Traveling share their creative take on

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Loire Valley Wine and Seafood Tasting at Billingsgate | via @dipyourtoesin

HDYTI guest contributors Lorraine & Dennis Simpson share their experience at a Loire Valley Wine and Seafood Tasting Evening held at Billingsgate Seafood School.   Date night: Billingsgate Seafood School Long before the silver towers of Canary Wharf appeared, and

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Overcoming Doubts: A Shellfish Experience at Billingsgate

The treasured British high street fishmonger is a dying breed. This sad development is partly down to the dearth of public knowledge about the handling and preparation of seafoods. However, an experience at the Billingsgate Seafood Training School, London offered us an

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Vorarlberg Cheese by Michael Gunz Gastronomy courtesy Vorarlberg Tourism

Ski season regulars have kept its secrets to themselves for far too long. However with summer being the new winter in the Alps, the secret is out! This is our guide to gastronomy in the Austrian Alps with Lech Zürs am Arlberg

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Mango sorbet with Kiwi & Rum inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Although our #EatDiverse campaign with IBM Chef Watson has ended, we felt compelled to share our Mango Sorbet with Kiwi & Rum recipe, a recipe that just so happens to be quick, easy, and healthy! We often find that our kitchen escapades are

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Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin

With this final recipe in our #EatDiverse campaign, we leveraged Chef Watson to create our newest Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa recipe. It was Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho, author of one of our favourite books (The Alchemist)

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Seafood Coconut Soup With Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto, via Chef Watson | by @dipyourtoesin

Our exploration of cognitive cooking continues with these two coconut & plantain themed appetiser dishes– inspired by Chef Watson. The tried and tested South Asian and African staple ingredients transported us to times long past; demonstrating that the age of

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Taco Rio with Cacao Black Bean Dip inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Before we tempt your taste buds with our Rio Taco goodness, we must share that we came across IBM’s new Chef Watson food knowledge database recently and have spent the last week exploring its potential to help us innovate with

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Cognitive Cooking by IBM Chef Watson #ChefWatson

  -COMPETITION NOW CLOSED- We invite you to tap into your creativity and enter our #EatDiverse Recipe Creation Competition for a chance to win a book on Cognitive Cooking By Chef Watson worth approximately £20. Let’s INNOVATE!   The competition rules are very

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Plantain Poached Egg Inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Food is one of the few things on the planet which everyone has an opinion about (for example, we still can’t agree how to make perfect poached eggs!). Think about it. We all eat and drink and have been doing

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Mango-Curried Rice is the new black…that is when you add in a delicious portion of black rice! We’re taking you to the spice island of Zanzibar with this recipe. After chatting with our friend Aiysha (a tour guide, who also teaches

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Mango-Passion Fruit Mojito Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

We hope you love this mojito twist on a drink that had us up dancing into the early hours in Zanzibar!  Succulent, sweet, mouth watering…are just a few words we can use to describe the fruit we consumed (in mass

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Plantain Bites Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

Plantains are a year round delight. They look like bananas, but don’t let their appearance fool you. They are a bit more dense, and are a fantastic vegetable to grill, bake, or fry! Our addiction to plantains is an understatement,

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#FFEU16 Food, Football and EU | London | EURO2016

What was #FFEU16? Hey! Dip Your Toes In (HDYTI), winners of the Best Food & Drink Blog (individual category) and Highly Commended Travel blog (individual category) at the 2016 UK Blog Awards, launched a digital media campaign (between 13 June

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Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream | HDYTI

Ice cream has made a return to our summer menu since we developed a gluten & (partly) dairy free Black Sesame Ice Cream recipe. Originally a South East Asian recipe, we have adapted it to suit our allergy requirements. With summer months

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Smoked Salmon & Hummus Bites | @dipyourtoesin

Yes, the title says “with a TWIST!” So what can that twist be? If you’ve been following our recipes over the last several months, you would have noticed our recent fascination with Arepas. We’ve paired several different flavours together over

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