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What I miss (and I don’t) of my ‘past life’ in Milan

I moved to London 8 years ago, from Milan. When I introduce myself as an Italian, one of the first things I get asked is if I miss home, the weather and the food. And of course, I miss having four distinct seasons, a summer that is not a spring….


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…


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…


Disappointing tapas in Hoxton

On Monday last week, both my friend C from Stockholm and P from Munich were in town for meetings. Last time we managed to be together in the same city was a couple of summers ago, in New York. They used to be fellow East Londoners, so we decided to…


A new Bombay Cafe’ in London: Dishoom Shoreditch

Being a huge fan of Dishoom Covent Garden, I couldn’t wait to try out their new Shoreditch restaurant, currently in soft opening (and with a 50% discount on food until 18th October). I finally managed to visit it on Saturday night. And I love it! Tucked away in Boundary street,…


Little Vietnamese gem in Hoxton

Since my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia a couple of years ago, I have become a big Vietnamese food fan and I have tried several eateries in London. I love the fresh taste of this cuisine, and the way all ingredients perfectly balance, from the citric lemongrass, to the fragrant…


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