Finding Fez

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “The heart and soul of this ancient city is the medina, a bona fide labyrinth of some 9,000 streets and alleyways. Within its fortifed walls is a hive of markets and makers, artisans sewing bright fabrics or hammering elaborate silverware. Women in hijabs pluck the choicest figs from a well-stocked cart, and wide-eyed…

Counter Culture

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “The locals, who live by the slogan ‘Keep Portland weird’, are a conglomerate of tribes: the hipsters, the hikers, the artists and – perhaps gathering most momentum – the foodies. This leafy metropolis has become THE place to eat – a culinary hotspot, thanks largely to its location in bountiful northern Oregon.”

Northern Bites

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “Hotel Budir is a perfect example of the fact that even in a country so extreme, there is opportunity. It’s about being creative with whatever is available. “We always try to think, what can we do that’s a little bit different?” Jóhannes explains. “What can we take and make our own?””

Top Of The Flocks

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “The plump birds strutting around the paddock when we visit are already 82 days old. They seem calm and contented, scratching in the grass, unrestricted by fences or pens – it’s the sort of poultry idyll you see illustrated on free-range egg carton labels.”

Let Them Eat Cake

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “If anything can make you feel like a kid again, it’s cake. And if anyone can make a cake that takes you back to your childhood, it’s Philippe Conticini. The innovative Parisian chef is a dessert virtuoso. “It is the passion of my life. Well, first my wife and my daughter, of course……

A Fresh Perspective

JAMIE MAGAZINE: “It was here, in a somewhat serendipitous turn, Jon and Jamie’s paths would cross again. “I went to St John Hotel last year and had the most incredible meal,” says Jamie, “I went to thank the chef and found this smiley, floppy haired, handsome chap. I felt like he knew me… but it…