Like many of you, I love to travel. But any plans or dreams I had for my next trip are on hold for the foreseeable future. So I’m “revisiting” the best parts of London - my last great trip - from home. (If you missed my “Maria’s Travels” insider guide to London, check it out here.)
Care to join me on this virtual journey? Let’s go.
One of the best ways to experience any culture is through food.
When I was in London last winter, I became obsessed with Yotam Ottolenghi. His cafes and restaurants are a pure delight, as are his cookbooks (Plenty andSimple are my go-tos). When I select a recipe, it’s important to me that the end result not only tastes good but also looks beautiful; Ottolenghi excels at this.
Here are three of my very favorite Ottolenghi recipes:
- Roasted Whole Cauliflower with Green Tahini Dressing: So easy, and such a gorgeous presentation.
- Bridget Jones’ Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa: First, the name of this one just cracks me up! The topping is delicious, and the whole dish makes great leftovers.
- Moroccan Carrot Salad with Orange & Pistachio: One ingredient I discovered through this recipe is orange blossom water. It adds a truly exotic flavor; add a splash to any green salad, it’s divine!
Happily, many of London’s wonderful museums and galleries now offer ways to experience their collections online. Here are some of my favorites: