All aboard the Northern Belle

Brunch on the Northern Bellie

It was an extraordinary sight, several train passengers embracing staff as they left the train. But there they were on the platform at Waverley one Summer evening.  But then it had been no ordinary trip. We’ had just spent the day experiencing Orient Express hospitality on their Northern Belle train. For…

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Escape for the weekend: Discover meat in Istanbul

Dallas steak

Istanbul is an amazing city. It’s perfect for a weekend break and is easily reached. So after you’ve visited the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Spice market (and many, many more delights), where to eat? Let Lunchquest introduce you to the best steak anywhere. Over to you Blythe.…

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A Taste of Kerala

Markets in Kerala

I’ve become rather obsessed with India over the last few years, not least when I discovered Atul Kochhar on the Great British Menu and started cooking dishes from his two great cookery books. He gave me an insight to a subtle balance of spices and flavours with very easy to…

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