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January 29, 2013

On a mission to the Netherlands, GSN snatches success from the jaws of failure

'I’m going to Amsterdam tomorrow.' I said to my Swedish friend Anders as we were catching up over lunch in London’s Soho.

'Amsterdam? Did you know that there are a lot of canals?' he asked quizzically in his strange Swedish accent that makes me want to eat meatballs.

'Yes - I’ve been there before.' I confirmed.

'I did not expect there to be so many canals...' He looked wistful. He’s about to become a father for the first time, I think that makes you a bit wistful.

May 19, 2012

Europe's political capital is proving there's more to Belgian food than waffles, chocolate, beer and sprouts

Paris is overrated. Sure, the French capital is internationally renowned as the fine dining center of the universe.

But the pendulous whiff of snobbery in the air which causes waiters to instantly turn their noses up at the very word ‘ketchup’, means even the piece de resistance of gourmet cooking can put a foodie off his meal.

Enter Brussels. A city better known as the capital of dull, grey European bureaucracy, Tin Tin and artery clogging guilty pleasures such as waffles, chocolate and beer.