Bloempot, Lille: tales from a rocking Top Chef

I have a thing for reality TV shows that feature professional chefs. It’s a platform to see who the next culinary rising star may be, with their careers kickstarted by endless challenges in front of a camera. I loved the US series of Top Chef (Padma Lakshmi is fire) and…

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Chilling out at CT Coffee & Coconuts, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is so chill, you can throw a juice box in the air and it’ll fall down as a popsicle stick. Har. No, seriously. It’s really one of the most laidback cities in the world, and those special hemp brownies ain’t got nothing to do with it. The collective vibe from…

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Pizza and Pasta at Hai Cenato, Victoria

There was a time when I found London Victoria dreadful, particularly when the daily commute gets rather frustrating due to overcrowding. And for the travel hub that it is, there wasn’t much. Thank heavens, Nova Food finally came into fruition and now this armpit of a stop has become a…

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