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Chinese muslim lunch in Beijing

I land in the Chinese capital on a very humid, hot and grey Saturday morning. My first stop is The Opposite House, a cozy modern Japanese boutique hotel in Sanlitum I discovered last year, which will be home for the next few days. As soon as I open the door…

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One of the reasons why I am in love with New York

Did I mention I love NYC? This past year I have spent quite some time in Manhattan, over a few trips, which made me fell in love with NYC over again. I still love London, and I prefer it to New York to a certain extent. I had some amazing…

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Island hopping in the Cyclades – part 1

  Last August I spent a couple of weeks island hopping in Greece with a group of Italian friends. Our first stop was the uber-famous party island of Mykonos.   The days flew by, lounging on Agios Sostis and Agios Stefanos beaches, watching sunsets and sipping mojitos at Alemagou,  a…

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Take a walk on the East side… and stop for dinner!

Recently there have been so many new openings, and in the East particularly, that is incredibly difficult to keep track of the London restaurant scene. September is shaping up to be even a busier month,  and I am at risk of an expanding waistline ;). Here are my three favorite…

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Lazybones… deliciously slow cooked pork in Farringdon

Last week I met my friend C for dinner at Lazybones, a little bar and restaurant newly opened in the heart of Farringdon. They offer a pretty interesting American inspired, slow and fast cooked, street food menu, excellent craft beer and delicious (and pretty stiff) cocktails. The interior décor is quite unusual, with faux graffiti on the walls, pop…

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Feast London @ Tobacco Dock

It has been the talk of Twitter town in the past 5 days. Feast London, four days of foodie heaven.  A selection of London’s most exciting new food ventures and street food heroes in the beautiful setting of Tobacco Dock in Wapping. Here a few images of my Sunday afternoon…

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Santa Maria, the real deal

Being Italian, I am asked all the time to recommend Italian restaurants in London. I always struggle. It’s really hard to find good quality Italian food in the Big Smoke; to the point that when I eat out, I don’t go to Italian restaurants (apart from Trullo, but head-chef Tim…

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The Orange Buffalo, the best wings in town

Last week, after a crazy morning running around, K from NuffnangX and I met for a really spicy lunch in Brick Lane. And before you wonder, it wasn’t to sample Indian specialties, but The Orange Buffalo‘s hot wings. Huge, crispy, freshly fried chicken wings, tossed in deliciously spicy hand-made orange…

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Ode to Bone Daddies

Last Thursday, after a morning of pretty useless meetings, I was feeling a little blue, and I needed  a good cheer up. When I am in a bad mood, my three antidotes are either a long chat with my best friend, a Bikram yoga class, or a little foodie adventure….

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Legal beef high in Central London

Last October, after their successful summer pop-up, the Burger Breakout team decided to go permanent, and take over the kitchen of The Old Crown pub in Holborn.  Since then, it has been on my list, and last Saturday I finally had the chance to check it out. It was A’s birthday, and she…

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