Egg Tart History: Pastéis de Nata & The Story of Custard Tarts

Tommo Food, Food History, The Dish Podcast

Egg Tart History: In this article & podcast we explore the history of the Egg Custard tart, and it’s famous Portuguese counterpart, the Pastéis de Nata (Cream Pastry). Who invented the egg tart? Was Portugal first, or did someone else beat them to it?  We also look at egg tarts around Asia – are they based on European egg tarts? Or did they evolve independently? Egg Tart History Podcast (S2E22) …

History Of Cider – Apple Cider Alcohol & History Of Apples

Tommo Booze, The Dish Podcast

The History Of Cider begins some 50 million years ago when it’s believed the first apple trees began fruiting. But it would be a very long time before the first apple cider alcohol would be made. In this article, I’ll explain the earliest history of modern apples (malus pumila), how they spread across the world, how they were first turned into cider, and how cider became an international phenomenon across …

When Was Lasagna Invented & Where Did Lasagna Originate?

Tommo Food, Food History, The Dish Podcast

History of Lasagne: When was Lasagna Invented & Where Did Lasagna Originate? Is it Italian or is there a more ancient story to the origin of Lasagne? Plus, what is the difference between lasagna and lasagne? In this article & podcast, a look at all the claims for the origin of Lasagne – From Ancient Greece, to England and of course, Italy. What makes a true traditional Lasagne? What ingredients …

60+ Fun Things To Do In Bristol England + Bristol Tourist Map

Staff Food, Fun, maps

Welcome to our Bristol guide: Fun things to do in Bristol England, including top Bristol attractions as well as some great options of additional things to do near Bristol. We also include the Bristol Tourist Map – an interactive Google map with 50 things to do around Bristol In 2017 Bristol was voted the best city to live in England. I actually grew up just south of Bristol, in Somerset, …

Melding the Flavors of South Africa with Modern Dining in London: What a Week in Someone Else’s Kitchen Can Do

Megsy Food

(This is a guest post by Laura Lynch, of the travel blog Savored Journeys. Laura was invited to a dinner hosted by High Timber and Sabi Sabi Reserve in order to learn more about their chefs’ collaboration.) On a particularly nice evening in April, I found myself dining in the wine cellar at High Timber in London. As I cut into a tender stock of asparagus with smoked butter sauce …

16 countries and 2 continents. Our best and worst Food Fun Travel experiences for 2015. Find out what we loved and what we loathed.

Best and worst in travel 2015

Tommo Food, Fun, Travel Freedom Podcast

16 countries across 2 continents. We’ve lost track of the amount of miles, but it’s been plenty! During that time we have seen, stayed, experienced and thoroughly chowed down on a lot of amazing things, and some not so good things… As always, full time travel can be stressful as well as inspiring. But with a full 365 days traversing the globe in 2015, what should you be going to …

London Podcast

015: 3 European Transport Travel Hacks & We visit London (podcast)

Megsy Travel Freedom Podcast

London Podcast Episode 015: 3 European Transport Travel Hacks & We Visit London ,UK Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @5dollartravel [tweetthis]My comment is…[/tweetthis] What do you want in the show? Are …

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Think UK food sucks spotted dick? This article might change your mind.

Megsy Food, Food & Drink Tours

There is plenty of fun poked at UK food. But is it really that bad? And what the hell is “UK food” anyway? Growing up in Australia I had heard plenty about the motherland – England. My grandparents migrated in the late 50’s, and much of Aussie and British culture is honestly very similar. But, there are aspects that are very different. I had heard many stories of the cold winters, the …

Our best and worst value travel from 2014

Tommo Fun

What experiences were really worth the price tag in 2014? This is about value for money. Best quality for the lowest price. Value is that balance point in the middle. You can get a 4 hour train ride across India for $2… but you’ll be crushed in a sweaty box like cattle. That’s not value for money. That’s just cheap. Flying from London to Athens for $35 in a comfortable, …

6 Reasons We Spent Less Money in Europe than Asia

Megsy Travel Tips

Asia is the ultimate budget traveller destination, right? Cheap food. ‘Genuine fake’ clothes that can be bartered for a fraction of the price of an original. Long distance transport is ridiculously cheap compared to western countries. Hostel room for just a few dollars. When we left Australia we set ourselves a budget of $42 total per day (Total, for both of us). Easy right? Nope! We were spending hours searching …

London Food

6 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Borough Markets in London

Tommo Food, Photo Inspiration

A feast for the eyes, and the tastebuds. Borough markets will get your mouth watering. Sadly, you’ll be paying London prices… That said, you can pick up some good street food at an almost affordable budget, by UK standards. Prices around £5 ($9) to £10 ($18). The market is free to walk around though, so bring your own sandwiches and just enjoy the atmosphere. The Full market runs Wednedays to …