Category: Food

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An excursion to Varazdin – Part 1 – Podravka

A few months ago, as part of our Croatian course, we went on an excursion to Varaždin, a pretty city in northern Croatia. The tour also included a visit to the Podravka factory which is nearby in Koprivnica. Anyone with even the remotest connection to Croatia will have at least...

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Leftovers

Some friends of ours concocted an elaborate scheme to get us to their place to get drunk. “Leftovers,” they said. “We have so many leftovers from our party. Come and take some home.” With trepidation, we went back to their house to pick up the food. “You may as well...

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Dynamo Bike & Bake Budapest

In a small courtyard in Budapest, not far from the City Market, down a little cobblestone alley in a quiet part of town where the nicer B&Bs are located, you can find the tiny Dynamo Bike and Bake. We stopped in for a coffee, a cake and a bike rental....

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A trip to the Dolac

Autumn is hanging on as tightly as it can. After weeks and weeks of dreary rain, the sun has been persistently shining on Zagreb. It’s the perfect weather to head to the Dolac market for groceries. I wish I had the remotest bit of talent to show you how beautiful,...

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Sushi, Sake & Snow in Zagreb

We went out to the advent markets for sushi tonight. We drank Asahi and it snowed! There was a girl at the sushi bar who was very unimpressed that it was snowing. We told her that in Australia it snows for five minutes on one day every year and then...

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London-bound!

We’re off to London tomorrow. Oh the excitement! You’re probably thinking — Soho, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Tate, British Museum, St Paul’s… Sure. All those things are great. They really are. But do you know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking Pho… And lime pickle. And curry. And goddamn sushi. Cos nothing...

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Coming out in Croatia

We’re lucky enough to have family who we can go visit out in the countryside. It’s our opportunity to have homemade wine, homemade salami, home cooked traditional Croatian meals and just relax after a busy week in the bustling city. My family are very simple, rustic people with big hearts....

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These used to be my fat pants

A funny thing happens when you emigrate to a new country – and by ‘funny’ I mean really bullshit. You end up putting on piles of weight. And by ‘you’ I mean women, because for some reason this doesn’t happen to dudes.

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If you love something…

I’m not some crazy gangbusters fastidious dieter, but I’m a pretty healthy person. I like to cook my meals from scratch as much as possible. But like everyone I love a bit of junk and some convenience foods. They’re just so damn convenient! Chocolate, ice cream, croissants, donuts, variations on...

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A Milanese shopping trip

Most visitors to Milan might find themselves 500 Euro out of pocket for a Louis Vuitton purse, Prada shoes or Gucci dress. But on a recent shopping trip to the fashion capital we splashed out on true luxury items – soy sauce, sesame oil, curry paste and capers. The difference...