No city in Europe was such a surprise for me as Palermo. I had expectations that were low based on stories I have heard around and told by so called friends. Nothing more wrong! Once again I've been in the position to judge before seeing and to allow my prejudices to step forward. Well, a … Continue reading Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs
We travel a lot in Asia lately and markets, by night or floating, are one of the main things to visit if you wanna understand the locals and the culture. But what's "Asian cuisine"? For us, the term refers to the foods from a region that is home to more than half the world's population. … Continue reading A guide to understand veggies in an Asian market
It's clear to see how the cultures coming to Israel have forever shaped the cuisine in glorious ways. I love the authentic dishes of Israel, and even more so the different renditions that pop up in different areas of the world. For each food there are at least a few popular variations of the same … Continue reading 5 traditional Israeli foods that are actually not hummus based
We all heard about locusts invasion in the biblical times, but very few of us have heard about the roles being changed lately. They starved us to death 2000 years ago but now we eat them and the problem is solved; a simple solution from a very ingenious nation. In Jerusalem locusts are on the … Continue reading Biblical irony in Israel or a very resourceful nation. 59 euros flight from Bucharest to Tel-Aviv to dine at Eucalyptus, in Jerusalem
Madrid is sometimes even better for a city-break than Barcelona. But this is after seeing both and if your interest is not beach and sea, but night life, museums and complete relaxation. So if you are in Madrid I would recommend you two completely different options for lunch or dinner, both tried personally and loved. … Continue reading 2 great food options in Madrid
If Asia is the place to eat light and healthy food, then Sicily isn't. And I am talking only about the street food. You'll find yourself in a paradox - great beaches and heavy food. You want to be beautiful and sexy on the sand but how is it possible when a visit to the … Continue reading Impossible to stay slim’n’fit in Sicily! Arancini, the best 5★★★★★ street food of La Vuceria in Palermo.
I always lack in my country, at a fair price, my favorite Chinese food - dumplings, duck and noodles. But the real deal not the fake ones. I know that I said in my previous post about Shanghai that this is not a destination to come back, but I say only from my point of … Continue reading My 5★★★★★ Chinese traditional food
I like lamb but in my country I have to wait for Easter to really and fully enjoy at a fair price. So, no surprise that my first choice when I ate a restaurant in Playa del Ingles was the lamb, a quarter to be frank. My expectations where not deceived by the cook. on … Continue reading The best 5★★★★★ lamb I ever ate was in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria.
I love almost everything about Lisbon except bacalao. If you will go to Lisbon to see jacarandas trees blossom than you'll definitely notice bacalao in shop windows and a selfie will be a must for your Instagram account. Honestly the selfie is the best thing about bacalao, or the salted code fish. The taste is … Continue reading Bacalao the Portuguese 2.5★★ traditional food
I always wanted to make my own pasta, but I have been put off by all the faff. Well, if I'm ever going to learn, this is the place to do it. At the CIBO — Culinary Institute of Bologna, you’ll learn how to roll out your pasta by hand and, afterwards, enjoy it with … Continue reading I’ll definitely visit Bologna in 2018 to attend pasta cooking classes at CIBO. Direct flights with Wizzair from Bucharest start at 45 euros in March.