St John’s, Canada, is a hidden gem for food lovers. With a thriving food scene and a wide variety of culinary options, this city has something to offer for every taste. From the cozy coffee shops serving aromatic brews to the harbourside restaurants dishing up fresh seafood delights, St John’s is a food lover’s paradise. Join me as I take you on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of St John’s and share my favorite places to indulge in the local flavors.

The ship quietly snuck into Cadiz on a beautifully warm late summer early morning just as the locals were going about their business. Within a few minutes, we had tied up, and supply trucks started to arrive to replenish. Traveling to Spanish city of Cadiz is always a pleasure.

The Spanish Siberia is a 3-hour drive southwest of Madrid, home to the fabulous food of Esparragosa de Lares, is a small village surrounded by hills and rocky outcrops. It is famous for its asparagus, which grows wild in the autumn and winter months when the rains come. Three varieties of asparagus grow wild in the Esparragosa de Lares region, green, purple and white, and are delicious. A local cook made me a packed lunch with the preserved white variety, which was the sweetest I have ever eaten.

It’s been a couple of years now since I visited Isle of Wight Tomatoes, and I was really pleased that we had the chance to go back and film again. The array of colours, shapes and flavours was a joy to see, and I could not wait to cook a couple of recipes using these wonderful fruits.

Every year, I use my perfect turkey method, and I get the same superb results without fail. It works for all sizes of turkey and even turkey crowns if you adjust the cooking times from the tables below.

Follow my Christmas lunch timetable for a perfect stress free Christmas lunch. Now, the sound of cooking turkey may seem quite daunting at first, but stick with me, and you’ll be perfectly fine. It really is easy!