Author Archives: Anthea Gerrie

Montpellier. Modern metropolis with a mediaeval heart 

13/02/2018 by .

That you can get a great glass of organic wine in Montpellier for three euros tells you something about the allure of this under-visited city.   That a mile or two and a millennium separate the historic centre and the futuristic new city rising on the riverbank tells you something else – it’s forever moving forward. 

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“Les Glorieuses” de Bresse

21/12/2017 by .

How far would you travel for a chicken?  More than 6000 miles if you’re one of the gourmet Japanese who are crazy about poulet de Bresse, the first livestock to be awarded an AOC and the only bird Francois Hollande would consider serving in the Elysee Palace.  Brits may barely have heard of them, but apparently the Japanese adore them.

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Cedar Manor

01/11/2017 by .

With ever-fancier new hotels springing up in the Lake District, times are tough for the many small establishments with no spa or Michelin star as a draw.   Yet Cedar Manor, within an easy walk of Lake Windermere, has managed to buck the trend, keeping rooms full and winning a constant slew of awards since Caroline and Jonathan Kaye picked up the keys 10 years ago.

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Manitoba Tigella London

26/09/2017 by .

It sounds like the Latin name for an obscure herb, but Manitoba Tigella is actually an authentic Italian restaurant freshly arrived in London’s New Oxford Street, the southern boundary of foodie Fitzrovia which has hitherto been a bit of a gastronomic desert.

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Jerusalem’s Mekudeshet – Music Week

09/09/2017 by .

Jerusalem is the place to be this week when the eternal city once again hosts an annual week of world music in perhaps the most fabulous venue on the planet – the ancient citadel known as the Tower of David.  

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Petits Pois Restaurant

02/09/2017 by .

In these days of clean eating, a restaurant in right-on Shoreditch actually pushing meat is a rare treat  indeed.  

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