The Baltic regions are on the rise. We explore the splendour of nearby Poland, still shedding the cloak of communism and forging a new identity. Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka for Food and Home Entertaining Magazine, March 2016. Fall of the Iron Curtain Classic Pierogi If it’s pierogi – the eponymous Polish [...]
For ancient history and culture enthusiasts, adventurous eaters and bargain hunters, Istanbul is the ideal destination for a vibrant vacation. Immerse yourself in old traditions juxtaposed with new trends. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores. For Sure Travel Journey Magazine. For one night only On my most recent visit to Istanbul, I stayed for just one night. What [...]
Eco-Forward and Going Green - Berlin, Germany Gritty, hip, cosmopolitan – Berlin is known by many names. Eco-forward and environmentally conscious are also some of them, as Ishay Govender-Ypma discovered. Berlin is going green: Etihad In-flight Magazine, Nov 2015. Berlin is known to be cosmopolitan, energetic, gritty and hard-hitting in attitude. It’s also far greener than you may [...]
What to Eat in Barcelona - 5 Classic Catalan Dishes to Try Want to know what to eat in Barcelona? Don't miss this guide to five iconic Catalan dishes to try while in the city and where to taste them. For Fine Dining Lovers, 11 September 2015. Barcelona Cathedral Catalonians, and those who have come [...]
A weekend of food, drink and people in Saint Remy, Provence - a guide
A city girl goes roaming with the goats in the backyard of Provence
An eater's guide to Barcelona, that will take you away from the Ramblas and the typical touristy spots.
Atelier Amaro: Poland's First Michelin Starred Restaurant - a snapshot of my dining experience.
My visit to the gorgeous Douro Valley - where port wine grapes are grown in Portugal. For Fine Dining Lovers
My experience at the La Liga Finals, at the majestic Camp Nou- F.C. Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña on 15 May 2011.
I guess if I was infinitely cooler and far more worldly, I'd have been able to resist the aching temptation to make the opening picture one of myself with Senor Adria. Alas, despite attempts at nonchalance, I'm not. I had the incredible (and unexpected) opportunity of meeting Ferran Adria just over a month to date, at his wildly acclaimed tapas bar Tickets, in the theatre district of Barcelona. What is Molecular Gastronomy and why the angst?