With its pale blue houses and buildings and rugged mountainous landscapes Chefchaouen is unique in Morocco. Here’s my guide to the town, a favourite destination for backpackers.
I'm fascinated with food: how it shapes cultures and identities, calms or excites, unites and binds people and I write about it at www.foodandthefabulous.com. I enjoy travel through the eyes of food, music,architecture and art and have fallen in love with countries based on one or more of these in the past. I'm an unofficial ambassador for the UN's WeFeedback Progamme. I've studied and trained as a lawyer, and now spend my time cooking, writing, advocating the cause of child literacy with help2read and posing as FC Barcelona's mascot queen. If I could sum up the life in one line it would be: 'Life's far too short for lettuce'.
I made this simple salad to celebrate a new season, slightly complex in texture – soft asparagus, browned sweet potato cubes with crispy edges and the silky, cooling velvet of plain yoghurt (I used low fat, use double cream if you wish), speckled with enchanting saffron threads.
Exploring the birthplace of Fado in Portugal and a delicious, easy cheese and parsley beer bread recipe.
I had the incredible (and unexpected) opportunity of meeting Ferran Adria at his wildly acclaimed tapas bar Tickets, in the theatre district of Barcelona.