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The good old ‘Chippy’, about the most lovable nickname one could ever dream up for a ‘fish and chip shop’ has come to epitomize the true essence of British cuisine for over a century. NO! Not because it’s calorie laden and greasy, no! We mean because it’s such a simple dish of wholesome, comfort food which (when cooked to absolute perfection) can truly feed the soul!

The humble Chippy has a long and illustrious history in London, so much so that most locals feel they are as indicative of the city as their double-decker buses and unique black cabs. A survey done just three years ago revealed that most Londoners believe a plate of fish and chips to be more iconic than either the Queen or the Beatles. Who would argue?

That’s why we believe absolutely no London visit is ever complete without a super delicious feasting from one of the city’s superlative Chippies.

Starting to salivate at the thought of a beer battered fillet of your own? Well here’s our pick of the very best Chippies in London. In making our selection we’ve prioritized freshness (both fish AND chips must be fried on demand), quality of batter (thick but not so thick that it overpowers the taste of the cod or haddock) and lack of excess grease (oily fingertips = good, grease fountain down your chin = bad).

London: our top 3 very fave fish & chips shops

Aug 3rd 2014, 12:09 by Laura Pattara

It’s really not very difficult to find 1001 ways to gorge when on a Roman vacation. If the smell of freshly baked pizzette and focaccias emanating from small artisanal bakeries on every other corner isn’t enough to tempt your taste-buds, just wait until you pop into any little supermarket. You’re bound to be greeted by a deli counter the likes of which you could only dream about in most other countries. It’s no joke! I’ve enjoyed a better meal standing at the freshly prepared food-counter of a CONAD in Viale di Trastevere in Rome than I’ve had in many restaurants the world over. Mamma mia, it’s no wonder most of us swoon at the mere thought of a vacation in Italy. Stuff the history and culture...it’s really the glorious food we all come to experience!

Just because feasting in the Eternal City is a given, however, it does not mean one should take culinary delights for granted. Italian cuisine may be delectable, but it is also extremely traditional and very, very regional. There are mouth-watering dishes served in Rome that you’ll never find anywhere else.

Following are just some of our favourite Roman delights. Buon appetito!

When in Rome...feast like a true Roman!

Jul 20th 2014, 09:00 by Laura Pattara

Oh we know that every city worth its weight in fresh produce is home to a market which is just the bees’ knees. But if that’s really the case, then La Boqueria in Barcelona would have to rate as the most queen bee market of all. This place just makes you swoon and drool at first sight. The smells, colours and at times chaotic crowds beautifully epitomizes all that is so wonderfully Spanish. Loud, proud and utterly delectable.

If you, like us, think that the only real way to get to know a country and its culture is through your stomach, then there’s only one thing to do on your next visit to Barcelona: get up close and personal with La Boqueria Market.

Up close and personal with Barcelona’s La Boqueria Market

Jun 28th 2014, 12:29 by Laura Pattara