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Tim Byres from Smoke in Dallas on ONE TV

Anton and I cooked with Tim Byres at the residence of the USA Ambassador and to watch Tim making the rub click here . This was aired on ONE TV. Tim’s special coffee and smoked paprika rub heightens the flavor of bbq meats. It is a winner and we enjoyed tasting various rubs sprinkled on slices of mozzarella and fresh vegetables. For the rub … Read More Tim Byres from Smoke in Dallas on ONE TV

The Ambassador of The United States on Thanksgiving

You are able to listen to the Ambassador of the United States by clicking here. From the Three Cities this week, Her Excellency speaks about thanksgiving, local scenery, childhood memories and more. We capture the essence of being an American on a Mediterranean island blessed with so much.

Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

With sadness we see the departure very soon of His Excellency Jim Hennessy, Ambassador of Ireland and his wife Monica after a three-year term on the island. It was a pleasure to work with them on a number of food related projects with the participation of all the family (and dog!). And as the Hennessys promoted Bord Bia and taught me so much about … Read More Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

Daffodils in the garden and Tunisian Merguez Canapés

Yesterday 58 years after its independence from France, Tunisia remembered this special day on a little island in the Mediterranean. I visited the official residence of HE the Ambassador of Tunisia, Souad Gueblaoui in the morning to join her team of chefs while they made preparations for a formal evening reception to be attended by the President. The kitchen of this sunny and spacious … Read More Daffodils in the garden and Tunisian Merguez Canapés

Traditional Irish Stew

St Patrick’s day has become very big on the island. When I first arrived here a couple of years ago, I remember my surprise one sunny day in March driving down the coast road during St Patrick’s weekend. I could not get over the crowds, different shades of green gathered for an evening of joviality. As the hype soared the traffic came to a … Read More Traditional Irish Stew

A taste of Soul with Miss Joyce Yuille

Miss Joyce Yuille performed at a concert hosted by the US Embassy on the island to commemorate the end of Black History Month. I had the pleasure of meeting with her on Friday afternoon. I instantly warmed up to her. It is one of those things, some people take time to grow on you… with Joyce we clicked straight away. She probably has the … Read More A taste of Soul with Miss Joyce Yuille

Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

The US Ambassador HE Ms Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley welcomes me to her home and shares her favorite Thanksgiving recipes. It is the time of the year again when Americans all over the world stop to thank for their blessings, to appreciate and give thanks for what they have. Gratitude for the harvest, the provision, the abundance….. a nation so diverse with a fusion of cuisines … Read More Celebrating Thanksgiving on an island abundant with blessings …

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley’s family favorites for Thanksgiving !

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley welcomed me to her official residence and we tasted all her home made family favorite Thanksgiving specialities. What a treat, everything was so delicious and fresh……Corn muffins, her own mother’s recipe for sweet potato pie, a home made cranberry and orange marmalade using Mediterranean oranges from her garden and the most luscious beetroot chocolate cake with beetroot frosting which I can … Read More Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley’s family favorites for Thanksgiving !

An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

The table is set ….. Following a dinner at the residence of HE the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Monica Hennessy to promote Irish foods with The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister of Tourism and Mrs Vella as guests of honor, I am dedicating the next week to cooking dishes using ingredients from Ireland. My pages on today’s newspaper features Mrs Monica Hennessy at her … Read More An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !