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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

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

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

A cocktail should do the trick…

OK, I am well aware that I have not written a blog post for over 6 months and this could be because I’m either lazy or in need o. Read more

Mum’s abalone & chicken congee is a trip down comfort lane

Congee is to comfort food as chicken soup is to comfort food. It’s a rice porridge that the rice eating nations of the world pre. Read more

Foodie detours of the Barossa Valley #1: Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop

A visit to Australia always means a visit to one of its countless wine regions and a visit to any wine region normally calls for v. Read more

Vietnamese broken rice: if it’s broke don’t fix it, eat it.

During my 3 weeks in Adelaide I had a mild twice-a-week obsession – broken rice and avocado smoothies at a Van Restaurant. This . Read more

Gaucho’s Argentinean Restaurant and everything you need to know about steak

Adelaide was the starting point of our Australian food odyssey and Gaucho’s was the first restaurant to grace the all-important . Read more

Curry night sides: citrusy carrot salad with herbs and toasted almonds

A few weeks back I held a curry night at my place to catch up with a bunch of friends before heading home to Australia for a somew. Read more

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and the romantic side of chutney

One of the most beautiful aspects of a relationship is the sharing of food and food experiences, which ultimately influence each o. Read more