Follow Your Nose: Roast, Grind, Brew, Repeat

Is there anything better than finding someone passionate about what they do, and hearing them talk about that passion? I don’t think so. In the centre of a bustling Yeovil city centre is a haven with speciality coffee, stunning cakes and the most warm-hearted staff you will ever come across. Finca, a roastery originally from…

A Study In Scandinavia: Too Much Food, Not Enough Time

Copenhagen: my home from home. The Danish pastries had been calling my name since the start of this whole trip, and now that we were within walking distance of one of my favourite places in the city, I wasn’t about to let the opportunity of daily Danish pastries for breakfast slip through my fingers. Andersen…

A Study In Scandinavia: Stockholm Bound

Being made up of 14 islands in total, and encompassing over 50 bridges, walking was the only exercise I needed in Stockholm to work off the delicious food eaten in this city. We arrived in Stockholm only 3 days after the attack, and laid flowers in respect for those lost. Understandably, there was an air of…

A Study in Scandinavia: Trust Your Gut

I was sceptical about what to expect of Oslo when we arrived. I had heard mixed reviews from “oh, there’s not enough there for 5 days. You’ll get bored within the first 2” to “it’s such an amazing city. You’ll never want to come back”. The truth is, for me, it was somewhere in between….

A Study In Scandinavia: Climb Every Mountain

Although the weather while we were in Bergen lived up to its reputation of being ‘very damp’ (240 days of rain a year… and I thought us British folk had it rough), it is definitely worth a visit. Whether it was the colourful houses, the snow-capped peaks of Vidden or the slightly industrial feel of the…

A Study in Scandinavia: Food To Fill and Fuel You

Travelling has always been in my blood. From my first flight when I was 3 months old to the trips I’m planning for the future, I love the feeling of exploring. It’s the exciting anticipation of the unknown; strolling through the labyrinth of buildings not knowing what’s around the next corner. This year I decided…

There’s Method In The Madness: White Sugar

Call it what you want, glucose, corn syrup, agave nectar, or any of the other 56 common names, sugar is sugar. It’s an essential input into the respiration process and allows us to carry out our days as normal, or be converted in our liver into glycogen stores ready to be used as needed. All of the…

There’s Method In The Madness: Flour

Baking is a science. A specific set of reactants (or ingredients) combined together in certain proportions, and reacting at a certain temperature; having an understanding of how each ingredient behaves makes it so much easier. Not only to be able to alter recipes successfully, but to figure out why a certain recipes, or alterations to recipes,…