Nigella Eats Everything

Category: Travel

  • The 7 things I’ve learnt in France

    The 7 things I’ve learnt in France

    Last October, I moved to France. In the grand scheme of things, it was incredibly low-key. It was a mere skip over the English Channel (the sea which I have since learnt – but it somehow didn’t make it onto this list – is not called le canal d’anglais, but La Manche which just reads […]

  • Pastries in Paris

    Pastries in Paris

    It sounds rather dreamy, doesn’t it? Paris and pastries! The picture-perfect image: sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower with a couple of eclairs. I’m going to have to abruptly halt this fantasy to say there were no visits to the Eiffel Tower this time *sob*. We did mooch around the eerily quiet city on […]

  • French Road Trip: Ardèche to Paris

    French Road Trip: Ardèche to Paris

    A month ago, Gaylord and I filled the car, lowered the flat’s squeaky shutters, and drove off on our holiday, leaving the Bonsai plant to fend for itself (it didn’t and Gaylord is now in mourning). The plan was to take a long drive to Paris, with stops along the way in Ardèche then again […]

  • Cherry Clafoutis

    Cherry Clafoutis

    And so, finally, six months later, I’m back in France! It’s almost unbelievable to think the last time I saw my boyfriend was on a dark, wet morning in December as he dropped me off at the airport, our last kiss between two face masks. At long last – Christmas, a birthday, and, oh yeah, […]

  • Roast chicken, lime and herb salad

    Roast chicken, lime and herb salad

    This year we have all made a new friend. That friend is called Lockdown. He’s not a friend to everyone – he’s quite smothering and bossy, to be honest. He says he has your best interests at heart. But if that best interest is me eating my body weight in baguette and not taking any […]

  • How to be French: A guide to eating

    How to be French: A guide to eating

    Bonjour mes cheries, bienvenue! Mon français est mauvaise. Désolée. I will continue in English, it’s better for us all. An excursion to France these days is no longer as relaxed and romantic as one might imagine. Social-distancing and masks tend to take the amour out of the air. That said, Gaylord and I reunited (with […]

  • 8 great places to eat in Wellington

    8 great places to eat in Wellington

    I lived in Wellington for six months and left in March, excited for the travels ahead while planning to upload this post about my Wellington dining experiences. Then, a pesky little pandemic happened, no biggie, so I decided to postpone it as it’s rather like rubbing salt into the wound – look at all these […]

  • The 7 things I learnt during lockdown

    The 7 things I learnt during lockdown

    Lockdown has been a trying time for us all. The world is officially closed for business and we’re all frozen in action. Some of us have it better than others, and I count myself lucky enough to be in that first category – I have a roof over my head, friends to chat to and […]

  • Kūmara hash with goat’s cheese

    Kūmara hash with goat’s cheese

    Greetings from Wellington! It’s been a while, dear reader, I hope you’re still there. And just like that, I’ve been in New Zealand for a month. There have been picnics and wine tasting on Waiheke Island, cake on the beach in Paihia and hiking through dripping rainforests to Cathedral Cove. I have watched the sun […]

  • Mexico

    Mexico

    Much like when I walked out of my hotel on that first morning in Mexico City, I don’t really know where to start. That day, I took a confident right turn then did a 180 after two blocks, hurrying back past the hotel eyes averted as though this was what I intended to do. This […]