As much as I have loved it, after three years of writing the Foodie Round up, it was time for a change. Having handed back the gourmet reins to the very capable Mari, I am ready and raring to go for this, my new monthly Expat Round up. Having lived abroad for the past five […]
About EmmaRaphaelEmma Raphael left the UK for Copenhagen in 2009, with her ever-patient husband and two small children. Having enjoyed a couple of years in Scandinavia, Emma and her family found they enjoyed Expat life so much that they now reside in Munich – where the pace of life is relaxed, her language skills are small, and the mountains and bier halls are very large. Being one half of a self-proclaimed foodie couple, Emma enjoys the new produce and restaurants in each new country she resides in, and has made it her mission to convince people that English food no longer deserves the bad rap it once had. She can be found in the kitchen when she’s feeling homesick, trying to recreate comfort food from home. She also has huge passions for travel, photography, art, wine, gardening (although according to her Bavarian neighbours, she’s not much good at that!) and her family (of course)!
Welcome 2015! Food wise, I wonder what trends it shall bring. With 2014 came the popularity of all things kale, around 26 million pulled pork recipes and plenty of foods with purported health giving properties such as acai berries and chia seeds. Having done a little research, I can confidently predict that 2015 will be […]
Be prepared to loosen your belts a little, this round-up is about as big and indulgent as you might imagine a Christmas round-up to be! I am going to jump straight in, so I’ll start with the savoury, with Taming Twins Spiced Cider Baked Ham, it wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without one! Mari’s […]
The mountains are already covered with snow down here in Bavaria, there’s no turning back. Winter’s here and I like to think I am ready for once (perhaps!). The snow tyres are on the car, two sets of new school snow boots are ready for the kids, and there’s a fresh stack of wood for […]
There were so many great recipes left on the linky after September’s Foodie Round up – thank you! As proof that I really do read them all and appreciate every single one, this round-up is mostly dedicated to them. That and Halloween – you have to have a few Halloween recipes in October don’t you? […]
This time of year is full of changes – Summer has just about departed, but it’s not quite Autumn yet either. The return to school is upon us, and, as much as I hate to mention it, the evenings are definitely beginning to draw in aren’t they? Or is it just me? It’s not all […]
I think this has to be my favourite food season of the entire year! Full of sunshine (if we are lucky!), barbecues, picnics, festivals, and pick your own – not to mention birthdays in my house, so of course it means cake too! Let’s start with some Afternoon Tea Inspiration from Beach Hut Cook, I think […]
I would like to start the July Foodie Round-up by wishing this year’s Foodie BiB winner a huge congratulations! Lucy Parissi’s Supergolden Bakes is not only visually stunning, but her delicious and original recipes will ruin the will-power of the hardiest dieters – I guarantee it! Very well deserved! Two of my favourite recipes of […]
With June already in full swing, it’s going to be an exciting month. Not only does it promise plenty of summer sunshine (fingers crossed!), but the world is waiting for the Football World Cup to start, and of course we have BritMums Live just around the corner!! Congratulations to those Food Bloggers that made the […]
1. The Colosseum. What visit to Rome would be complete without seeing this? Your mini-gladiators will love it and all of its 2000 year old gory history! Hire an audio phone to find out exactly what it is you are looking at whilst you are wandering, or go on a tour with an Arena Guide (this […]
So that’s it – the short lists for this year’s BiB’s are now well and truly out in the ether! At this point in time you have three days (yes, three days!!) left to place your all important votes for those you wish to see in the finals if you haven’t already done so!… […]
Be Warned! – As you might expect, chocolate features heavily in this special edition Easter Foodie Round Up – there’s a lot of it about right now! Of course in this part of the world, consumers also go hopping mad for traditional Easter sweet treats – in Hare form – for there is no Easter Bunny here, […]
A big thank you to those that left fabulous Italian recipes on last month’s linky, what a great selection of dishes! I love being able to include as many of you as possible each month, so please do keep joining in! I like to think that I conducted my own special research for this month’s […]
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ―Virginia Woolf A quote that I couldn’t agree with more! If you are one of those very people that hasn’t dined well recently, and are perhaps in need of something overly indulgent then read on. Or if you are on […]
Well it’s day 12 of 2014 in the Raphael household, and you will find the house-mates are already struggling to continue with many a healthy eating resolution, as well as trying to comprehend how on earth it’s almost the middle of the month already!! I imagine we are not the only ones going through this […]
It’s that time again – the ski slopes of Europe and beyond are well and truly covered with snow, and are ready and waiting for you to get your skis on. So whether you cannot wait to get back on the piste, or if 2014 is the first time you will ski together as a […]
Having come from a country slightly obsessed with Christmas, it seems that the further two countries we’ve chosen to live in since the UK, might have even more of a problem. Here in Munich, Christmas Market season is in full swing, with stalls piled high with seasonal goodies – proving that Christmas isn’t Christmas without […]
I can kind of say I was vegetarian in my “yoof”. Not that I did it properly you understand – I think I existed purely on a diet of soya Bolognese, salad, and monster munch sandwiches for a couple of years. It was just a “phase” according to my paternal grandmother, who used to loudly […]
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