The txoko: Basque culinary culture (Berry Bros & Rudd)

Txokos are societies dedicated to celebrating northern Spain’s extraordinary culinary and vinous heritage. Food writer Victoria Stewart reports on how these gastronomic gatherings came about and what goes on behind the societies’ (normally) shut doors Sitting in a room that feels like the intersection of […]

Street food dinner party

Street food dinner party (Unmapped Magazine)

It is Christmas Eve in Hanoi, darkness has settled, and the city’s famous nighttime economy is starting up. Leaving behind couples hugging each other in secret around a glistening lake, I take off down a side street where a group of ten or so men […]

Local flavour: Hoi An eating (Escapism Magazine)

Hoi An may be small – but this ancient Vietnamese trading port punches well above its weight on the culinary front. Victoria Stewart tries her hand at rustling up a few dishes. (Image: Victoria Stewart) Read this article, originally published in Escapism Magazine

A taste of Tokyo (Evening Standard)

With the volume of new Japanese restaurants opening in London and a major Japanese cultural expo on in the capital this weekend, foodie Victoria Stewart was inspired to head to the source (Image: Victoria Stewart) For a while, conversations among foodies in London were about […]

Alpine adventures in Chamonix (Evening Standard)

(Image originally published on It is the classic childhood scene: child climbs up tree full of enthusiasm, gets stuck at the top and panics. “If you got up there you can get down again,” our parents would say, unhelpfully. And, somehow, you always made it […]