Cookery Class in Mauritius

Think of Mauritius and palm trees, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water all pop into mind. Yep to all of the above, but the food….THE FOOD. For a teeny island the influences and styles are quite phenomenal, ranging from Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. And boy, did I eat. A word of warning however, if you ask for chilli sauce you will get the chilliest chilli sauce in the whole of chillidom.

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Masterclass on board Britannia with Marco Pierre White

Yep. That’s me and Marco. It was one of those slightly surreal moments in my life, where I walk into a room and Marco Pierre White is there in his chef whites looking busy and cheffy. Being an avid Masterchef Australia fan, where he comes on for ‘Marco Week’, as soon as he walks through the doors and the contestants just scream and die, I’m pleased I managed to keep my myself together even though I may have internally combusted with excitement at any point.

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Asian Bloody Mary


I love drinking Bloody Mary’s (minus the Worcestershire Sauce), especially on lazy Sunday mornings. But how about this for a little twist on the original…an Asian Bloody Mary. Simply swap the Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco for Sriracha and wasabi paste, and that’s it! Serve as an aperitif before an oriental/asian inspired dinner party.