Quick and easy croque monsieur recipe

Many of the croque monsieur recipes which I’ve viewed feature béchamel sauce. Béchamel sauce – sometimes known simply as white sauce – is by no means tricky to make. However, preparing a sauce before I’ve sipped my first coffee of the morning simply isn’t something I’m willing to do.

Poutine in Montreal and Quebecois life

“Where's it from really doesn't matter because what you want is the authentic poutine from a food truck or shack on the side of the road as you're road-tripping through Quebec. That's how you should have your poutine when you're not drunk,” says Martine who likes the cheese curds on her poutine to be squeaky.

Canadian poutine in London

In the province of Quebec, it’s regarded as a dish to savour after a boozy night out. Poutine has the reputation as being the perfect thing to eat to offset a hangover. Buying a portion may even bring a cheeky morning-after bonus of leftovers for breakfast.

Coffee at Café A Brasileira in Lisbon

Travellers visiting Lisbon and keen to experience Portuguese culture often head out at night for a Fado show after pounding the city’s cobbled pavements during a packed day of sightseeing. Pausing for a coffee, though, can be just as effective a way of finding a window to view the nation’s soul.

Spaghetti carbonara recipe with Parma ham

Spaghetti carbonara is a dish that I ate for the very first time in Rome years ago. It’s remained one of my favourite Italian dishes. That’s possibly because of my fond memories of dining in the Italian capital but more probably because it’s tasty and easy to cook....After a day exploring the Vatican Museums and being impressed by the vastness of St Peter’s Basilica, I ambled about looking for a suitable place to dine. Eventually I chose a traditional trattoria a few streets away from the Vatican. It had red and white checked tablecloths and a personable waiter who made me feel very welcome.

Best restaurants in Tenerife for Canarian cuisine

If you’ve ever visited Tenerife, you’ll know one of the island’s staple foods is papas arrugadas – boiled potatoes served in their wrinkled, salt-crusted skins. The potatoes are often served with a coriander-laced green mojo sauce. The red version of the sauce, mojo rojo, has a spicy kick thanks to the presence of chilli.

A food tour of London’s East End

In recent years, immigration to Britain and Europe has become a point of political discussion and proved a key issue in the Brexit debate. On entering Poppies Fish and Chips Emily suggests that British people might not have had their national dish without immigration. In 1860 Joseph Malin, a Jewish immigrant, came up with the idea of serving battered fish with fried potato chips — a snack which had been popularised by Belgians.