Travel Tramp was enjoying the Italian tastes of the famous Lygon Street in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this evening and stumbled across the ultimate Tastegasm: The Big I. A climax of the icy kind. The best I’ve ever had. The best ice cream, that is.
Something naughty to wrap your lips around…
As I sit here writing this post, I must admit I’ve got some outside assistance. A sugar buzz. (shortly followed by, but not to be confused with the sugar coma).
In between sentences I’m tucking into the best thing since sliced bread. A Mug Cake. Continue reading
I watch far too much TV. The television set is the mortal enemy of any writer, mostly because the majority of writers are the world champion procrastinators, but to quote one of Hollywood’s doyennes of indulgence, Mae West, ‘too much of a good thing is sometimes wonderful’.
Yes, I’m going to say it. Sometimes too much TV leads to finding good TV. I’m pretty sure Ms West’s quote is not the mantra of the Travel Channel’s show Man vs Food, but it could be. The basic premise of this show is exactly what the simple title implies. It’s the host, Adam Richman, in his quest to defeat food.
I can’t emphasize how much this bloke is the real deal so you’ll just have to see to believe…
‘Rick Stein at Bannisters’ restaurant – Mollymook, Australia
Gluttony. It’s one of the seven deadly sins. It’s also what most foodies like to take part in while on holidays. I’m no exception and it appears to run in the family…
When my sister recently visited the quaint seaside town of Mollymook the focus of her visit was totally centred around going to feast at Bannisters, Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant. Yes, it appears that an obsession with eating runs in the family.
My sister, being the fussy little miss that she is (I love her but she’s the world’s most ‘discerning’ person in every way), is the perfect person to review a restaurant. She’s not gonna say it’s good unless it’s exceptional.
Rick Stein is quite possibly the original celebrity chef and his seafood recipes are legendary. So when the man opens a restaurant in a beautiful seaside town, it’s not going to have any trouble pulling in diners. Continue reading
New Orleans is affectionately known as The Big Easy. Now, most would be offended by being tagged ‘easy’, but not NOLA. She carries the title proudly. The term originated from the easy going attitude of the city’s residents, particularly jazz musicians, but I think it’s also because it’s Big Easy-to-eat-until-you-pop. I had quite a few toe-curling tastegasms while enjoying taking it easy in The Big Easy. The city is a southern smorgasbord and trying to pick the best food there is rather like choosing between your children, but I’ve managed…
Cajun Donuts. These artery-hardening goodies are not the same as the famed beignets. Beignets are tasty, but the fried beauties made famous by Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter are a little bit overrated. And I’d rather consume my naughty treats without being squashed by the hundreds of tourists filing into the famous café.
A Cajun donut will blow your mind and cholesterol level. They are made with a doughy batter and fried, just like a beignet. They are then smothered in melted butter before being sprinkled with sugar. The end result is heaven with a hole in it. It melts the second it hits your mouth. Krispy Kremes have nothing on a Cajun donut. Continue reading