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Berlin Club Find: Festsaal Kreuzberg

A nondescript tent below a busy underpass marks the entry of this club and music venue. Walk through and find a courtyard then a m. Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: BURGERMEISTER | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Restaurant Find: Burgermeister

This infamous burger kiosk below the U-Bahn tracks is where Kreuzbergers go when in need of a late night chilli-cheese fries and b. Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: DAS NEUE SCHWARTZ | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Fashion Find: Das Neue Schwartz

Directly on one of Berlin’s most important fashion streets but tucked away so that only those in the know shop here. Ring a . Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: BONANZA COFFEE HEROES | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Cafe Find: Bonanza Coffee Heroes

Bare walls, sacks of coffee beans, a couple of bearded baristas making really good coffee is all you’ll get at this place. I. Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: CAFÉ KRONE | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Cafe Find: Café KRONE

The perfect place to spend Sunday afternoon brunch with The Kings of Convenience playing in the background. It’s bustling bu. Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: THE BARN | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Cafe Find: The Barn

You can tell the owner of The Barn is passionate about coffee and offering quality food. He serves single origin beans from some n. Read more

BERLIN HOTSPOT FIND: TRUST BAR | meltingbutter.com

Berlin Bar Find: Trust Bar

Enter via an anonymous door on Torstrasse into a stripped down, gritty yet glamorous bar. The cool hedonistic crowd enjoys full bo. Read more

Rio City Guide | meltingbutter.com

Rio city guide: Finally a way to share my obsession

Have I mentioned that I’m an obsessive-compulsive holiday planner? I think it could be a sickness. Lately I’ve rocked my own w. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: BAR E RESTAURANTE URCA | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Bar e Restaurante URCA

Locals spill out of the bar and sit on the wall outside to enjoy the harbour views with ice-cold beers and fried cod balls. Best b. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: RIO SCENARIUM | meltingbutter.com

Rio Bar Find: Rio Scenarium

This famous antique store turns into a great live samba club at night. Enjoy caipirinhas and dancing with a nice mix of locals and. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: ESCADARIA SELARON | meltingbutter.com

Rio Sightseeing Find: Escadaria Selaron

It is amazing to see how the artist (known as Selaron) has transformed these steps in Lapa from a dark and dingy drug hideout to a. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: APRAZIVEL | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Aprazivel

The ambience of this restaurant alone is reason enough to go – it’s on top of the Santa Teresa hills and you dine outside amon. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: BAR DO MINEIRO | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Bar do Mineiro

This was the source of my inspiration to cook Brazilian food. An old school bar where a local friend would take you if you were lu. Read more

Rio Hotspot Find: Galitos Grill | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Galitos Grill

Ate here 3 times in 2 weeks and ordered the same thing every time – you would too if you tried it. Best bit: Grilled spring chic. Read more

Rio Hotspot Find: Sushi Leblon | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Sushi Leblon

Believe the hype that Sushi Leblon has the best sushi in Rio but be prepared to line up for it. Best bit: The grilled asparagus so. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: VIA SETE | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Via Sete

A bustling lunchtime pit-stop for healthy, gourmet, organic salads, wraps and burgers (without the bun). Best bit: Get a seat outs. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: PORCAO BRAZILIAN BBQ | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Porcao Brazilian BBQ

Starve yourself for at least a day before you eat here but you can expect to be rewarded with as much high quality meat as you can. Read more

RIO HOTSPOT FIND: MARKET IPANEMA RESTAURANT | meltingbutter.com

Rio Restaurant Find: Market Ipanema Restaurant

The words “best lunch ever” were uttered as a result of the creative menu, fresh ingredients, young beautiful crowd and urban . Read more

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The roasted vegetable tart that started it all

This roasted Mediterranean vegetable tart was the beginning of my latest cookbook obsession. The Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty book was . Read more

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Crispy pork belly with apple sauce: A worthy mission

I learned something very interesting about the Dutch this weekend: that they don’t tend to appreciate roast pork with a good pie. Read more