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The Single Gourmet Traveller in Amsterdam, March 2014

The Single Gourmet Traveller in Amsterdam, March 2014

Good food has been an important part of my life (see Single Gourmet Traveller post, July 2011), from exploring Italian delis and French patisseries in London’s Soho as a child with my family, to cooking in my parents’ pub restaurant in my late teens; then working as a cookery book editor in my twenties followed by years of cooking for family and friends – and growing a large and much-used cookery book collection! Preparing a meal, even just for myself, is never a chore but always a delight. Cooking is my passion and so is travel – from exciting cities bursting with life to quiet retreats and places of beauty. But wherever I go, food is always a big part of my enjoyment, seeking out the best food from smart restaurants to beach cafes; exploring street markets and putting together a picnic from the best the local delis have to offer.

I want to show you that if you are ever eating in or out or travelling on your own, you need never compromise the gourmet or intrepid traveller in you. But it’s not just a blog for the single gourmet traveller, here’s a wealth of great ideas for everyone who loves good food and travel: places to eat, places to stay; creative ideas for cooking at home; the best places to buy food to bring home; and food talk and travel talk of every kind.

The Single Gourmet Traveller lives in South West London – and travels as often as she can!  She also works as a freelance book editor.

The views expressed in this blog are entirely her own and the results of her own explorations into the world of food and travel; she receives no sponsorship.

(Please note that all text and photographs are (c) Kay Gale. Please don’t use my posts or photos without permission and acknowledgement.)

Member of the UK Food Bloggers Association

See link at A Cena – Our Favourite Blogger

See link at Brula – Check out our Favourite Blogger

You can also follow the Single Gourmet Traveller at www.twitter.com/travel_gourmet

See details of Kay’s experience as a book editor at www.baalateditorialservices.wordpress.com

55 Comments
  1. Hello Kay, it was a great pleasure meeting you yesterday and I am so glad you enjoyed your day with us. I am already looking forward to the next event….will start planning that in the New Year. late Spring might be good as the kitchen garden will be in full swing,

    Inthe meantime…happy travelling and keep safe.

  2. Nice blog Kay. Thanks for following me @robertgiorgione and @rovingsommelier
    I hope to meet you one day and to share food and wine stroies and experiences.
    Best wishes
    Robert

    Robert Giorgione
    Founder of http://www.robertgiorgione.com and Roving Sommelier
    Independent Wine Consultant, Award-Winning Sommelier and Author/Self-Publisher of “An Epicurean Odyssey”.

    • Many thanks, Robert. Glad you like it. Your book looks great. Haven’t been to NZ but have cousin there, so maybe one day. Travel, food and wine go very well together!

  3. Hi Kay, we have recently opened a new restaurant in Richmond, Amadora. Would love it if you would come and check us out. 02089401806. Just ask for myself or my mobile, it would be great to have a chat. Your blog is really great.

    Thanks

    Amrit

  4. I saw your link on Bucket List Publications and have added a link to your site on mine, too. Hope you stop by for a visit: http://theopensuitcase.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/this-ones-for-the-wanderers/

    • Have had a look and like … will add you to my blogroll :)

      • Dear SG&T,
        How do you find the time to do all your stuff, write your own blog and check out other peoples’? My blog is a foody and winey one too but perhaps a little different from most! I’d love it if you felt like taking a look at http://www.foodieafloat.com. Last year ‘The Times’ gave it a puff and I won the Sophie Coe Memorial prize for food history writing. I am now well into my first ‘sort of’ cook book which is why my blog has slowed down of late. When we are ‘chez nous’ in Twickenham we often go to Brula though I have never found anywhere else locally that I consider worth a second visit. We might be a little spoilt from spending so much time trailing round France but any recommendations will be followed up on our return.

      • Hi Di, the blog is my fun time so love spending time on it. Thanks for follow and your blog is great. There are plenty of other good places to eat in Twickenham like A Cena, Masaniello, pizza at Ruben’s Refettorio, Indian at Tangawizi. Type Twickenham into the search engine on blog and see what comes up plus My Local Area category.

  5. Dear Kay,
    Read your great review of A Cena’s NSSSC which sadly I had to cancel my spot for, though unlike you I wasn’t looking forward to the prawn cocktail. The rest of the feast looked amazing though. It seems we share a love of A Cena and other local foodie spots. I also live in Richmond upon Thames! Sadly I am currently a dreadfully deliquent blogger and am well overdue writing any of my numerous recent visits to A Cena plus Chez Lindsay, La Buvette and Petersham Nurseries. Next I hope to try Al Boccon di’vino and La Luna di Luca. I am definitely a new fan of your blog.

    http://haveforkwilltravel.blogspot.com/

    Bon appetit! J

  6. I have nominated you/your informative/creative blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Congratulations!
    Pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  7. petit4chocolatier permalink

    Excellent blog and I cannot wait to look through it more!

  8. greg@urbanspoon permalink

    Thanks, Kay! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/52/9584/London/thesinglegourmetandtraveller.html

    Best,
    Greg

    http://www.urbanspoon.com


    greg(at)urbanspoon(dot)com

  9. what a lovely blog you have. and I love to combine travel with food so very glad to meet a fellow traveler & gourmet, look forward to reading thro’ your posts slowly and carefully!

  10. Congratulations! You have been awarded: One Lovely Blog Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass it on.
    Your blog has been awarded at:

    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/awards-february-2013/

    Enjoy! :D Fae.

  11. Hello, I have enjoyed your blog a lot and find it beautiful. I am passing you the One Lovely Blog Award. Please visit http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/one-lovely-blog-award/ for the rules as follow.

    warm regards

  12. Kay, I love your blog and have nominated you for the Super Sweet blogger Award. Check out details here. http://soulofspice.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/appreciation-5-awards/, thanks, Charu

  13. Congratulations, Kay! You have been awarded: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award nominations. Your blog has been awarded at:

    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/awards-march-2013/

    Enjoy the Award! :D Fae.

  14. Ahoy, Me passin’ the Pirate Admiration Awards to me matey, lad and lass that travel much lookin’ for adventures in far far away land,Me proud of ye..Fair winds

    http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/pirates-admiration-award/

    Mama Miyuki, Pirate looking for interesting food everywhere

  15. I think being Single, Gourmet and a Traveller are the three best things one can be. Your blog is lovely

  16. Just wanted to let you know I have featured your brilliant blog for an award – http://applepiezucchini.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/awards/

    Please don’t feel you have to put it up or do anything with this, I just wanted to say how much I like your stuff!

    Rach

  17. I love travel and I love food. Great blog!

  18. Food and travel are my two great passions too! Can’t wait to read about your experiences :)

  19. Somebody who, like me, likes “Kohlrabi” – I have to follow :). Very nice blog and I do look forward reading everything there in the nearest future. Carina :)

  20. I’m so happy to have found your blog, it’s great!
    Margherita

  21. I’d like to invite you to participate in a new challenge that I am hosting at thewanderinggourmand.com to bring together the beer, wine, and food blogging worlds. As you may know, each month I host a Beer Versus Wine Pairing Challenge inviting readers to suggestion their perfect pairing with a monthly dish. I decided to make the challenge even more engaging by turning the challenge into a contest with bragging rights. Each month a dish will be presented. Bloggers have a week to post their perfect pairing and why in the comments section. The following week, I will summarize the comments in a post for a vote. The winner not only earns bragging rights but also the honor of coming up with the following month’s dish.

    Right now the contest will be hosted at thewanderinggourmand.com. Future plans involve a breakout sight and a badge to post back on your blog. I welcome you to join the challenge as it begins today with Beer Battered Fish (http://thewanderinggourmand.com/2014/02/26/beer-battered-fish-pairing/).

    Salud!

    • Many thanks for this invitation but I’m not really a beer drinker so not an ideal contributor. Good luck with it though and I look forward to reading the posts on your blog.

  22. Victoria permalink

    Wonderful blog you have here! I to am an avid traveler and Italy’s No. 1 on my bucket list. Cheers!

  23. Vivian Wong permalink

    I love italian food and really want to follow yr blog and yr recipes

  24. Very Nice blog Kay. if you travel to Bali. it would happy to meet you. My name Ezio Gritti, Italian Michelin Star Chef, from Bergamo-Italy, i open restaurant in Bali, beautiful island with great culture. my restaurant website : http://www.solatarestaurant.com

  25. Hi Kay, thanks for following my blog! I’m going to explore yours now, but I’ve seen so far looks great and of course I agree completely on not compromising when it comes to food :-)

  26. Hi, I can’t comment on your latest articles (from your trip to Spain), but as you are currently in Benissa, you have to go to the Verd i Vent restaurant nearby. It’s an amazing food experience, and right up your street, I think, from reading your blogs. You can find it on Trip Advisor here: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g672749-d2198881-Reviews-Verd_i_Vent-Benissa_Costa_Blanca_Alicante_Province_Valencian_Country.html

  27. Hello! Congrats, you’ve won a new Blog Award!Please accept it as a sign of my appreciation for your blog. Thank you!Cris

    http://crendina.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/new-award-over-and-over-again/

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