Walking through the back streets of Fitzrovia, central London, is like taking a "Star Tour" through the Hollywood-rich areas of LA.... but instead of seeing the size of Jennifer Anniston's elaborately conceived, paparazzi stifling front gates, we get to marvel at some of the most famous names in the UK restaurant Scene. Located just a few doors away from the juggernaut, 'Pied-a-Terre', is the eloquently hidden 'The Ninth'.
As much you would love to have a glass of wine in your hand to get you through a hectic, monotonous work week, you can't do that! So, come the weekend, don't stop yourself from enjoying your much-deserved sparkling wine, surrounded by the people you love.
There are few beverage companies I can legitimately admire, and even fewer with a flavor as bold as Inca Kola. I’ve had champagne colas before, but I had no idea about the rich history of Inca Kola, and how the company went head to head with Coca Cola in an ongoing rivalry that lasted for decades. The drink originated in Peru, and started off as a small family-made beverage. Soon, it grew due to popular demand from its taste and its insanely unique look. In the 80s and 90s, restaurant chains in Peru were swapping out Coke products in favor of Inca Kola. Coca Cola couldn’t compete with sales of the beverage, and repeatedly sought to buy out the company. Inca Kola wouldn’t budge. Instead, Inca Kola held its ground, forcing Coca Cola to partner with them instead of buying them out. While Inca Kola was never the only Peruvian soda brand, they did become the most popular, and it’s still the #1 selling soft drink in Peru.
Being a Vegetarian/Vegan or having any sort of dietary restrictions while travelling can be a bit of a challenge honestly. Places like Europe tend to be pretty good with non-meat based options but it can still be hard to find things while "on-the-go" all the time. Depending on how you like to travel.
Minimalism and organization expert, Marie Kondo usually tells her clients to choose to keep items that "spark joy," upon further investigation she says what she actually means is to keep things that conjure deep emotion. When I share recipes and the stories that surround them, that is what I aim to do—share recipes that conjure emotions.