Travelling in India is always an adventure. This time we are in Kerala, in the very south, which the people proudly call ‘God’s own country’. Previously the Portuguese, Dutch and English laid claim here, and the Catholic church is very established. There’s quite a mish-mash of religions but everyone lives […]

I’m often stumped as to what to write when I begin this column but this time I really don’t know where to begin. Rustling up Christmas jollity when the people of the Gaza strip are being corralled from one corner to the other whilst their families and homes are  being […]

This month’s recipe is sent from Kytheria, the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite the goddess of love. There are no guarantees of magical powers if you make this dish but the recipe will use up your courgette glut if you have one. Kytheria sits at the bottom of the Peloponnese surrounded […]