Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Nevis Mango and Food Festival

19/07/2018 by .

I’m standing in the middle of the main street in Charlestown, the tiny capital of Nevis, with my apron on, facing a frying pan and a collection of ingredients. Curious locals wander past intrigued by what’s going on. Fortunately, I’m not alone and New York Chef, Seamus Mullen, is directing eight of us to cook Mahi-mahi with mango.

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Northern Germany by bike

15/07/2018 by .

Rupert Parker explores the three north German cities of Lübeck, Lüneberg and Hamburg on two wheels 

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Carinthia – the Land of the Lakes

28/06/2018 by .

Austria has long been a popular destination for British travellers, both in the winter for skiing and the summer for hiking. The Tyrol gets most of the action, but Carinthia, in the South East, is well worth a visit.

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Guernsey and Alderney – Channel Islands at War

19/06/2018 by .

The new film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ based on the bestselling book, focusses on Guernsey’s experience during WW2. Indeed the Channel Islands were the only British territories to be occupied by the Nazis and it was a tough time. Food was short, communications were limited and nobody knew what the future might hold.

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Four Seasons Hotel Ritz,  Lisbon

30/05/2018 by .

I don’t suppose it’s my magnetic personality playing havoc with the key cards at the Four Seasons, but I do find myself locked out of my room a couple of times. No problem, reception simply gives me a bundle of cards to provide for any number of eventualities and, of course, it doesn’t happen again.

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Insider Guide to Fine Dining in Lisbon

02/05/2018 by .

I recently attended Peixe em Lisboa, the Fish & Flavours Festival and, inspired by what was on offer, decided to investigate some of Lisbon’s Michelin Starred restaurants. At the moment, the dining scene in the city is booming, supported by a huge influx of tourists. Lisbon is also good value, compared to other Eurozone cities and you can still eat here from less than 10€. These establishments will cost substantially more but if you’re interested in high quality creative Portuguese cooking, then these are the places where you’ll find it.

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