Food & Drink
Brain Food: Our Happy Gut, Happy You Retreat
A blog post for Life Butler International, September 2019
“The most important thing is to understand what food the brain actually needs. There’s a huge difference between what the brain and the rest of the body needs. The brain's a picky eater...”
Where to Eat and Drink in Paris
A blog post for Kingsbridge Travel, September 2019
"Paris is known for dishes flavored with pungent garlic and fragrant herbs, dripping in creamy buttery sauces, smothered in strong cheese, and served with a glass of famed French wine..."
The Wellness Kitchen
A blog post for Life Butler International, August 2019
"When we think about wellness, we think about ourselves and our bodies; the exercise we do, the sleep we get and the food we eat. Yet we rarely consider the environment in our home..."
A Taste of Morocco
Website copy for Pantiel, July 2019
"Eating in Morocco is an adventure for the palate. The country’s cuisine is a mouthwatering mélange of flavours, incorporating Arab, Berber, West African and Mediterranean influences..."
The Magic in Mushrooms: A New Food Trend
A blog post for Life Butler International, March 2019
"The humble mushroom is not only one of the world's biggest new food and wellness trends; new studies suggest that it may also have a significant role to play in the future of medicine..."
2019-2020 Travel Catalogue Copy
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2019
"We will complement our time on the Serengeti with an island adventure. Stroll the snaking streets of Stone Town, exploring its former Slave Market, Sultan’s Palace and Old Arab Fort..."
Vila Vila Collection Website Content
Website copy for Vila Vita Collection, November 2018
"Beautifully imagined and lovingly decorated, our exclusive portfolio properties enjoy enviable coastal settings where traditional Algarvean lifestyles persist and raw, unspoilt nature thrives..."
Find Your Private Island Paradise in Fiji
Website copy for Pantiel, October 2018
"With its bleach-white sands, shimmering aqua waters and swaying palms, Fiji is pinch-yourself beautiful - and the country's private island resorts provide ultimate away-from-it-all escapes..."
Achieving Sustainability on Superyachts
A blog post for Life Butler International, September 2018
"Our health, happiness, and wellness is improved as we take care of the environment around us; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the spaces we use to exercise..."
Chasing Dan Brown’s Inferno in Florence
A blog post for City Wonders, June 2018
"The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is home to countless artistic treasures and beautiful buildings, so it makes an extraordinarily atmospheric setting for a mystery novel like Inferno..."
Fodor’s Guide to Inverness and Around, Scotland
A destination guide for Fodor's Travel, May 2018
"Defined by its spectacular topography, the Great Glen brings together mountains and myths, history and wild nature, then lets you wash it all down with a dram of the world’s best whisky..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to The Maldives
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, April 2018
"Idyllic, luxurious, fabulous - holidays in the Maldives are all this and more. The pristine white-sand beaches are so ubiquitous that flip flops may well be the only footwear you'll require..."
The Best Towns on the Amalfi Coast
A blog post for City Wonders, April 2018
"A slithering stretch of cliff-edged coastline wedged between forested hillsides and sapphire blue seas, the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast is certain to make travellers weak at the knees..."
Silverkris Guide to Dusseldorf, Germany
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), April 2018
"For an alternative shopping experience that’s a world away from the polished luxury of the Königsallee, hop on a tram to Unterbilk, a hip neighbourhood to the south of the city centre..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Faro, Portugal
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, March 2018
"A protected wilderness of tidal flatlands, shingle islands and blue lagoons, the Ria Formosa nature reserve is home to more than 270 species of water birds and other aquatic creatures..."
Hotel Villa Franca Website Content
Website copy for Hotel Villa Franca, March 2018
"With the picturesque cobbled piazzas of Positano and two blissful beaches just steps away, this divine hilltop retreat allows you to soak up the glamour of the enchanting Amalfi Coast..."
Silverkris Guide to Bangkok, Thailand
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), March 2018
"Bright, brash, stylish, spiritual and utterly frenetic: Bangkok manages to be all these things and infinitely more. It's impossible to nail down the character of this fluorescent megacity..."
JSB Journeys Website Content
Website copy for JSB Journeys, February 2018
"We do all our research first hand, so our recommendations are personal. We've slept in the hotels, eaten at the restaurants and handpicked the guides that will join you on your journey..."
2018-2019 Travel Catalogue
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2018
"Discover lush rainforests, deserted beaches and bubbling hot springs - while also caring for injured animals at a wildlife rescue centre - on this family-friendly expedition to Costa Rica..."
Lez Go Travel Website Content
Website copy for Lez Go Travel, January 2018
"A honeymoon hideaway in the South Pacific. An under-the-radar rum bar in Bermuda. Or a cooking masterclass in Rome. Whatever it is you desire, we know exactly how to find it..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Vienna, Austria
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, January 2018
"Waltz off for a weekend to Vienna and prepare to be dazzled. This capital is elegant, cultured and deliciously decadent, with coffee houses and chocolate cake as good as invented here..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Cornwall, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2018
"When it comes to natural good looks, Cornwall is king. Cliffs tumble down to crashing waves, countryside opens out under blue skies and unspoiled beaches curve around the coastline..."
Silverkris Guide to Frankfurt, Germany
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), December 2017
Germany’s suited and booted financial hub is – at first glance – all business. But step out from the bank-filled, skyscraper-jammed centre of Frankfurt to discover ample old-world charm..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Corfu, Greece
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, November 2017
"One of the largest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is far more than its trademark blue-hued seas and sandy coastline. Explore its historic old quarter of ancient churches and scattered ruins..."
Silverkris Guide to Malé, The Maldives
A destination guide for Silverkris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), November 2017
"With over 130,000 people squeezed into two square miles, Malé is a bustling and fast-paced capital - the antithesis of the laid-back island resorts that draw most tourists to The Maldives..."
The Foodie’s Guide to Florence
A blog post for City Wonders, October 2017
"Florence may be mostly renowned as an exquisite repository of priceless art, but as hungry travellers already know, this Tuscan city is just as pleasing to the stomach as it is to the eyes..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Budapest, Hungary
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, October 2017
"With a treasure trove of architectural styles, ornate spas powered by natural hot springs and a dining scene that majors in delicious wines and hearty food, Budapest is high on romance..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Italian Lakes
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2017
"In the Italian Lakes, saffron-infused risottos, fresh-from-the-net lake fish and cheese-topped polenta are the big hitters everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants to humble trattorias..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to The Bahamas
A destination guide for TravelSupermarket, September 2017
"Ah, the Bahamas. The name alone conjures up blissfully clear waters, warm white sands, and coral reefs teeming with underwater life. Yet its 700 islands and coral reefs vary dramatically..."
The Best Bars with a View in London
A blog post for City Wonders, September 2017
"Sky-high bars rarely have rock-bottom prices, and considering Duck and Waffle's placement bang in the middle of the city, there are plenty of high-earners willing to flash the cash here..."
TravelSupermarket Guide to Belfast, N. Ireland
A destination guide and itinerary for TravelSupermarket, August 2017
"Belfast is prime city break territory. Not only is the Northern Irish capital compact enough to cover on a short break, it’s also full of top-drawer attractions and a burgeoning foodie scene..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sicily, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, August 2017
"Sicily is a veritable open-air museum of extraordinary archaeological sites nestled among staggering and oh-so-dramatic nature (we’re talking volcanoes exploding into the night sky)..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Umbria, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, May 2017
"Rolling hills carpeted in green, interrupted only by rows of pristine vineyards and serene olive groves, picture-perfect towns and fine cobbled-street villages: Umbria is Italy at its very best..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Puglia, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, March 2017
"There are good reasons why Puglia is the Italian region of the moment. Here are just three of them: the extraordinary cuisine, the exuberant architecture and the picture-perfect coastline..."
The Function Room: Venue Pages
Website copy for Greene King, February 2017
"The Grosvenor serves up pub food classics as well as draught beers and locally brewed cask ales, including their own proprietary pour from Nottingham’s own Navigation Brewery..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Midlands, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2017
"While in the Midlands, action addicts can paintball or quad bike, sightseers can tour macabre museums and TV filming locations, and animal lovers can try their hand at medieval falconry..."
2017-2018 Travel Catalogue
Catalogue content and itineraries for Discover Corps, January 2017
"We know that the most memorable travel moments rarely happen on a giant tour bus. They come through experiencing a brand new place through the eyes of those who call it home..."
Isle of Skye Region Vacation Guide
A destination guide for Expedia, December 2016
"From mist-shrouded mountain peaks to plunging sea cliffs, moss-carpeted valleys to ancient fishing villages, this magical yet windswept Scottish island is a place of wild, rugged beauty..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Costa Blanca, Spain
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, December 2016
"Behind the 'Brits abroad' throngs on touristy beaches lie a wealth of attractions waiting to be unearthed, including stunning mountains, hidden coves, lush vineyards and ancient villages..."
Western Nicaragua Region Vacation Guide
A destination guide for Expedia, November 2016
"The variety of dining and nightlife options make San Juan del Sur a pleasant stop. The main draw, however, is the series of spectacular surf spots and sandy beaches within easy reach..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Crete, Greece
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, November 2016
"With crystal-clear waters, postcard-worthy seafront towns, history in spades and jaw-dropping landscapes, the idyllic island of Crete is a place to make all your holiday dreams come true..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sicily, Italy
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2016
"It might be a part of Italy, but Sicily has carved its own individual identity over the centuries. Today, it is an open-air museum of incredible archaeological sites amid staggering scenery..."
The World’s Best Restaurants for Seafood Lovers
A blog post for From the Grapevine, October 2016
"From meaty monkfish to creamy chowder, silky raw tuna to crispy battered cod, the Earth’s waters yield untold gastronomic delights. Here are seven great spots for a seafood supper..."
Vila Vila Parc Website Content
Website copy for Vila Vita Parc, September 2016
"Our accommodation comes in various shapes and sizes, from chic, sea-inspired rooms and suites with ocean-view terraces to gloriously spacious whitewashed villas with private pools..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Ireland
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, September 2016
"A land of literary greatness, folktales, incomparably romantic landscapes and legendary good times, Ireland is an unsung hero when it comes to great European destinations to discover..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Devon, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, August 2016
"The Napoleonic fortifications are just one of the reasons to visit Berry Head National Nature Reserve; you'll also find an array of wildlife, fine coastal walking trails and adventure sports..."
Tokyo Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for HomeAway, August 2016
"Dive into Tokyo by pounding the pavements of skyscraper-smothered Shinjuku and fashion-obsessed Harajuku, or by taking in all the sounds and smells of manic Tsukiji Fish Market..."
Kuoda Travels Website Content
Website copy for Kuoda Travels, July 2016
"We actively seek out the undiscovered: the hidden-away wonders, the lesser-known locales and the out-of-the-way attractions. In short, things that have yet to make it into a guidebook..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Norfolk, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, July 2016
"Norfolk’s charms are just as broad as the famed network of rivers that run through it. With an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, it's a county of quintessential English countryside..."
AlmaLusa: Designer Boutique Hotel Opens in Lisbon
A press release for Bacall Associates, June 2016
"As the debut property of AlmaLusa Hotels, this boutique 28-room hotel in the heart of Lisbon offers a smart alternative for urban travellers looking for a contemporary approach to luxury..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Wales
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, June 2016
"Wales has its own unique culture, its own distinct language and its own stunning landscapes. The fiercely proud people are also fiercely welcoming, greeting you with a smile and a pint..."
Dubai Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for HomeAway, May 2016
"While the city's sizeable network of deluxe hotels, golf courses and resorts are a playground for the rich and famous, Dubai's equally popular with families and shoestring holidaymakers..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Sussex, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, May 2016
"England’s far south is characterised by gentility, which means that the quaint, historic villages possess an appealing old-world atmosphere that’s now all but extinct elsewhere in England..."
Finolhu, Maldives: A Revival Of Classic Beach Chic
A press release for Bacall Associates, May 2016
"Taking its cue from the halcyon days of the glamorous getaway, Finolhu recalls the evocative allure of classic beach breaks with its vintage design, retro touches and laid-back ambiance..."
10 Travel Instagram Accounts to Fuel Your Appetite
A blog post for From the Grapevine, April 2016
"Whether you’re after the latest dining hotspots in your hometown or are planning a foodie trip to some far-flung city, these culinary-minded Instagrammers provide great inspiration..."
Hong Kong Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for HomeAway, April 2016
"Hong Kong is a land of wonderful paradoxes: a place in which cutting-edge modernity meets centuries of tradition; where high skyscrapers give way to rolling mountains and green isles..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to The Cotswolds, England
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, April 2016
"Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, spectacular architecture and monuments and some particularly charming villages made for day trippers..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Scotland
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, March 2016
"The Scots are fiercely proud of their nation - and rightly so. This compact country has two of the UK’s most exciting cities and one of Europe's last remaining patches of true wilderness..."
Singapore Rental Guide: Landing Page
Website copy for HomeAway, March 2016
"From polluted colonial port to pristine consumerist hub, Singapore has changed at a dizzying rate over the past century. Scratch the surface to reveal a modern and multidimensional city..."
Monaco and the Jet-Set Lifestyle
An article for Luxe Magazine, March 2016
"Just the name of this tiny tax-free principality conjures up images of the glamorous Grimaldis, fast-living Formula 1 drivers, champagne-popping property tycoons and high-flying film stars..."
London’s Best New Restaurants
A blog post for Samsung Live, March 2016
"London is the best city in the world for foodies, but the sheer choice of dining options can be overwhelming. To make things simpler we've picked some of our favourite recent openings..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to the Algarve, Portugal
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, February 2016
"Away from those high-rise resorts is a natural, unspoiled coastline; wide sandy stretches and rocky coves, edged by clear-as-glass sea one side and distinctive red-hued cliffs the other..."
Adler Mountain Lodge: All-In Dolomites Luxury
An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2016
"The incredible beauty, drama and otherworldliness of the Dolomites make it one of the most spectacular and rewarding natural landscapes in the world. And it isn’t overrun with tourists..."
London’s Top Coffee Shops
A city guide for Buggl, January 2016
"Monmouth has got quite the glowing reputation among London’s coffee connoisseurs - and deservedly so. Since it opened more than 35 years ago it has built up a die-hard following..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Languedoc, France
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2016
"With its cultural idiosyncrasies and independent identity, Languedoc has long marched to the beat of its own drum. Yet, from Romans to Moors to Cathars, it wears its long history proudly..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Aquitane, France
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, January 2016
"With Atlantic beaches, buzzy cities, medieval villages and chateaux-dotted countryside in its armoury, the vast and astonishingly diverse region of Aquitane is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to the Dordogne, France
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, December 2015
"This sunny, serene and languorous corner of the country is dotted with pretty chateaux and imposing bastides - entering the Dordogne is like yielding to a pleasant, drifting daydream..."
Three Restaurants With Only One Item On the Menu
A blog post for From the Grapevine, November 2015
"From grilled cheese to peanut butter, restaurants with variations on a single dish are now big hits worldwide. Novel byproducts of an overcrowded restaurant scene, or something more?..."
Oliver’s Travels Guide to Ibiza, Spain
A destination guide for Oliver's Travels, October 2015
"It may be renowned as the clubbing capital of the world, but after-dark adventures are just a part of Ibiza’s charm. In fact, the majority of the White Isle is far more low-key and laid-back..."
A Taste of Jerusalem in London at The Palomar
A blog post for From the Grapevine, September 2015
"As a spin-off of Jerusalem’s ultra-popular Machneyuda restaurant, The Palomar was always destined to triumph. It's from those famous kitchens that the head chef Tomer Amedi hails..."
Only in Scotland: Six Uniquely Scottish Experiences
A blog post for VisitScotland, September 2015
"From scuba diving among German warships to hiking between curious Highland Cows, from gigantic viaducts to deep vaults, here are six of my favourite uniquely Scottish experiences..."
Tel Aviv’s Top Vegan Restaurants
A blog post for From the Grapevine, August 2015
"Recently revealed as the most vegan-friendly destination in the world by New York website The Daily Meal, Tel Aviv's meat and dairy-free restaurants continue to sprout up like crops..."
Hidden Puglia: A Cultural Journey
A tour itinerary for Unique Backroad Journeys, July 2015
"Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is a visual and culinary feast, a place to sooth your soul while discovering a new and delightful area of Italy. At every turn there’s another sight to behold..."
Baskets at the Ready: Devon’s Top Picnic Spots
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, July 2015
"In life, there are what we call ‘simple pleasures’ – things that cost next to nothing, but make your day. And few simple pleasures can ever compare to eating outdoors on a sunny day..."
Great Wine Escapes in Chile and Argentina
An article for Luxe Magazine, June 2015
"After years of producing consistently well-regarded and accolade-earning wines, Chile and Argentina have built reputations as must-visit - and must-stay - destinations for oenophiles..."
Búzios in Brazil is Where Beaches Beckon
An article for Luxe Magazine, May 2015
"When urban-weary cariocas need a breather from Rio’s inexhaustible energy, Buzios is their go-to destination. The peninsula’s seductive shoreline has Rio de Janeiro refugees smitten..."
Hotels Among the Vines: Five Top Vineyard Resorts
A blog post for From the Grapevine, May 2015
Where vineyards flourish, wine tourism follows. New and stylish vineyard resorts are moving beyond Napa and Bordeaux to lesser-known wine-producing regions all across the world..."
The Best Curry Houses in East London
A city guide for Buggl, April 2015
"Brick Lane may be synonymous with curry, but with so many similar restaurants on a single stretch, it can be hard to tell the good from the bad. Our advice? Head around the corner..."
Discover Devon, Come Rain or Shine
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, April 2015
"Prepare for any eventuality with our list of Devon highlights: five for sunny days when good weather draws you outdoors; five more inside options for shelter when the heavens open..."
Five Global Cookbooks to Look For in 2015
A blog post for From the Grapevine, March 2015
"Informative and creative cookbooks are opening up the world of possibilities, shedding light upon the aromas, flavours and cultural significance of far-flung foods. Here are our top five..."
On the Brewery Trail in Devon and Cornwall
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, March 2015
"Devon and Cornwall - traditional heartlands of cider production - are experiencing a brewery boom, so beer-loving holidaymakers here should expect to sample pint after flavourful pint..."
Why You Should Visit Torbay This Valentine’s
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, January 2015
"You’ve nearly survived the darkest, dankest, bleakest month on the calendar and, with any luck, so has your other half, so why not reward yourselves with a romantic Valentine’s trip..."
2015: Five Luxury Events in the Year Ahead
An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2015
"Even for polo lovers, the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final is a special event - a rare chance to see the most elite polo players on form against the backdrop of the impressive Windsor Castle..."
Sirio Maccioni: A Culinary Legend
An article for Private Air New York (Winter Issue), December 2014
"It is Maccioni’s flagship in New York, designed by his long time collaborator Adam Tihany, that captures Maccioni’s glittering career trajectory since he broke out on his own in 1974..."
London Photo Ops: The City’s Best Views
A city guide for Buggl, December 2014
"The extremely bland shopping centre One New Change has a fantastic hidden secret. High up on its roof is a public terrace with unbeatable views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and beyond..."
Who Needs Belgium? Discover Israeli Fruit Beer
A blog post for From the Grapevine, December 2014
"The mission of Tel Aviv's Dancing Camel brewery was to create beers identifiable as Israeli, incorporating many of the fine fruits, herbs and spices indigenous to this area of the world..."
Top Xmas Activities in Shaldon & Teignmouth
A blog post for Discovery Holiday Homes, November 2014
"See stalls piled high with local crafts and Christmas goodies, heat up frosty hands with cups of warming mulled wine and enjoy the singalong soundtrack of carols and seasonal ditties..."
Israeli Food Heats Up the Streets of London
A blog post for From the Grapevine, November 2014
"A new crop of Israeli-style restaurants in London, including The Palomar, Gail’s Kitchen and Honey and Co, is sending tongues wagging, critics raving and diners clamoring for tables..."
Top 10 Festive Activities in the South East
Newsletter content for Discovery Holiday Homes, November 2014
"Few things can produce that warm and fuzzy festive feeling more than ice-skating, and the Brighton Royal Pavilion is by far the prettiest ice rink in South East England this Christmas..."
The Ultimate Napa Valley Weekend
An article for Private Air Magazine, September 2014
"With some of the finest hotels, food and wine in the country at your fingertips, you can't beat a luxe break in Napa Valley. So simply sit back, relax and indulge in this Californian nirvana..."
Costa Rica: Luxury Journeys
Multiple tour itineraries for Independent Luxury Travel, August 2014
"Whether whitewater rafting on river rapids, ziplining through the rainforest canopy or getting up close and personal with Capuchin monkeys, Costa Rica means exhilarating experiences..."
A Luxury Weekend in Cambridge
An article for Private Air Magazine, May 2014
"The historic UK city of Cambridge’s riches are understated - more 'old money' than ‘nouveau riche’ - but if you know where to delve, you can have a sumptuously refined weekend here..."
Luxury on the Emerald Isle
An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2014
"Home to rolling green hills and vibrant meadows, with stately homes splashed all across the country, Ireland is a majestic, whimsical place to visit. So long as you don’t mind a little rain..."
The Expert Guide to Wine Investment
An article for Private Air Magazine, March 2014
"Investing in wine, whether for financial profit or personal pleasure, is an intricate process. So to find out exactly how to make a smart wine investment, we spoke to four industry experts..."
Investing in Single Malt Scotch
An article for Private Air Magazine, January 2014
"When it comes to alternative investments, fine wine is often hailed as a lucrative choice. But now there’s another alcoholic beverage that is skyrocketing in value for investors. Whisky..."
A Vintage Investment
An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2013
"Whenever you throw a dinner party, there's always one self-professed oenophile, who sips the wine and smacks their lips, while rattling off obscure terms from Abfüllung to Zymology..."
Harrods’ Exclusive New Whisky Collection
An article for Private Air Magazine, November 2013
"The palates of single malt connoisseurs will be tingling at news of the latest whisky venture at the renowned Knightsbridge retailer Harrods. It's called The Dalmore Paterson Collection.."
Eastern Europe’s Gastronomic Renaissance
An article for Vertu Select, April 2013
"Eastern Europe may have established a reputation for hearty, rather than haute, cuisine, but now things are changing. There's a culinary revolution afoot in this corner of the continent..."