10 Things You Didn’t Know About Balsamic Vinegar

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Continents, Europe, Food, Italy, Worldwide Vacation

Balsamic  vinegar factory

What’s your worst culinary habit? Mine’s pouring copious amounts of balsamic vinegar over anything and everything, so I was interested to find out a bit more about the stuff I’ve been practically drinking out the bottle for most of my adult life.

But despite all my conspicuous consumption of aceto balsamico I didn’t know any of these 10 facts before I visited the Acetaia Sereni balsamic vinegar factory, just outside Modena.

The Perfect Place To Stay In Lake Louise – The Post

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Alberta, Americas, Canada, Continents, Perfect Places To Stay, Worldwide Vacation

Lake Louise Hotel -The Post

The Perfect Lake Louise Hotel -The Post

It’s not often I want to italicise the word perfect, and even less often that a globe wanderer like me wants to return to the same hotel over and over again, but after experiencing The Post, nestled in the Bow River Valley amongst the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies I’m fighting the urge to do both. If you’re looking for the perfect Lake Louise Hotel, well you’ve come to the right place.

Pasta Non-Basta – My Day At A Pasta Making Class In Bologna

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Continents, Europe, Food, Italy, Women of the world, Worldwide Vacation

Tagliatelle in Bologna

It’s non-stop pasta here in Bologna

‘It’s marvellous this tortellini with ricotta cheese’ exclaims Daniela, whose traditional family pasta shop has been here in Bologna’s Mercato della Erbe for 70 years. It’s where she and sister Monica hand make lasagna, tortellini and tortelloni for the people of  Emilia Romagna, along with their mother Renata.

‘Is this one your favourite?’ I ask. ‘Everything here is our favourite!’ comes the reply.

Your images of Italian mammas and grandmas stirring up secret recipe Bolognese sauce handed down through the generations? It’s a reality here at Le Sfogline, and you can learn how to recreate it in your own kitchen…

How I Ate & Drank My Way Around Western Canada (And You Should Too)

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Alberta, Americas, British Columbia, Canada, Continents, Food, Opinion, Worldwide Vacation

Ready for the next meal, even while on the move? That sounds like me

When I made a mental checklist of all the things I was looking forward to about visiting Canada, stunning scenery was up there, epic train rides too – and exploring cool cities.

I just didn’t realise that the food in Vancouver and the surrounding area was to be one of the ultimate highlights of my time on Canada’s West Coast. Here’s an exhaustive list of everything that made me a Canadian cuisine convert. And I’m not talking about Poutine…

Rocky Mountaineer Reflections

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Alberta, Americas, British Columbia, Canada, Continents, Photo Journeys, Vancouver, Worldwide Vacation

Reflections on The Rocky Mountaineer

Reflections on The Rocky Mountaineer

I’m on the Rocky Mountaineer Train – the rail journey of  a lifetime through the Canadian stretch of the Rockies – and as four days of jaw dropping views rhythmically float past me, I become obsessed with capturing the immense skies and screen-saver scenery as reflected with the glint of the sun in the side of the train.

These are, quite literally, my favourite reflections on the most epic rail journey you can imagine…