In this crazy, crazy world we call home, there is one thing that has always been a constant companion to me – food! From a young age, I have struggled with over eating and getting into bad habits around food and suffered the consequences of having a poor diet from health issues to dealing with years of bullying at school and beyond. But does all this ‘comfort eating’ work? Does it actually make you feel any better?
When I was younger, I used to go to my Nan’s house every day after school, and eventually graduated to going every Thursday afternoon …
When I look back on the fashion shows that paved the way for fashion we can expect to see in this year’s Autumn/Winter season, there’s one thing that stands out as a defining theme to me. And I’m not talking about the clear political theme that saw shows like Calvin Klein and LRS Studio give a not so friendly nod to Donald Trump and his immigration policies at New York Fashion Week back in February. Although I still silently laugh to myself at the vision of those “fuck your wall” pants from the Raul Solis show.
This year, I was lucky enough to be able to travel to the incredibly unique country of Iceland. Before I went, I always thought – like many people – that Iceland was green, and Greenland was icy. This may be true, but it meant I wasn’t fully prepared for how snowy and cold Iceland actually was!
Iceland is a stunning country, with a vast flat landscape surrounding a number of large mountainous regions in its centre, created by an active volcano. Those who watched the news back in 2010 will remember the catastrophe that caused planes to be grounded for a number of …
Anyone who knows me knows I love weird and wonderful foods. Honestly, I will eat most edible things – horse, deep fried maggots, ostrich, actual seaweed (not the stuff you get from Chinese takeaways) – to name a few! Although only one of those was actually eaten in the UK. One thing we don’t have much of in England especially is unusual foods that are traditional and seen every day. Sure, we have the food festivals and ‘artisan’ trades that bring us zebra burgers etc., but none of these amazing foods are eaten nationwide on a day-to-day basis.
Iceland has its horse and …
I have always been a fan of Thai food – before I went to Thailand in my teens and even more so afterwards. Thai food in the UK, unlike many other international food representations we have seems to be more traditional – not like getting a Tikka Masala when you go to your local Indian takeaway. One of my favourite things I tried when in Thailand, and something I have rarely found here in the UK was a Larb Salad.
Dubbed the “unofficial” dish of Laos, a country which borders Thailand and Burma in the Golden Triangle, I tried this delicious dish …