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Hi! My name is Sasha Nugara and I am currently studying English literature at Cardiff University. My passions include food and travel and I love injecting this into my writing, so stay tuned for many posts to come! I recently acquired the role of food and drink editor at my university magazine and I’m looking forward to sharing all my articles on here in hope to reach a wider audience! My blog is very new and I’m only just getting to grips with how to use it and maximize your enjoyment as a reader, so bear with me!
Photo by Federico Scarionati on Unsplash Travelling should not just be about a tan or memories, it should also be integral to your educational journey as you learn about the world’s history and culture. Everyone loves a beach holiday, lazing about in the sun, grabbing a beer or cocktail from the bar, but it’s important … Continue reading An Immersive History Lesson: Touring the Globe
Photo by Proriat Hospitality on Unsplash The 80’s cocktail culture was characterised by sexual innuendo, neon colours, sour mix, Southern Comfort, Baileys, Peach schnapps and glasses that was either huge or tiny. The cocktails were sickly and lurid, adorned with rainbow coloured swizzle sticks and sparklers. Drinking was largely popularised by the American sitcom Cheers, … Continue reading Cheers! The 1980’s cocktail trend
Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash They always say that you remember where you were when you heard about a life changing event, and I think 9/11 is one of those occasions. I was just a one-year-old baby when it happened, cradled in my mother’s arms, as a breaking story suddenly bombarded all news channels. … Continue reading Remembering 9/11
Before October I had never heard of Hubbox before, and now I’ll never forget it. The décor was warm, cosy and inviting with its dim and low lighting. The furnishings were wooden and there were red neon signs dotted on the walls. The restaurant gave off classic burger joint vibes with a modern twist giving … Continue reading Hubbox review
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Originally written for Quench magazine With hard hitting programs such as David Attenborough’s recently released ‘A life on our planet’, climate change and its impending doom has been successfully brought to the forefront of our minds. It is understandably hard to live a completely eco-friendly life when it is … Continue reading The Do’s and don’ts of kitchen sustainability
Originally written for Quench Mag In this day and age, the average cheese plate will no longer do. It’s all about the charcuterie boards. The term charcuterie comes from France, directly translating to ‘delicatessen’ and involves a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products. Although the term specifically refers to the cooking of meat, … Continue reading The art of charcuterie
Wales’s national lockdown was looming and we had no choice but to spend our last evening tasting the food of Cardiff’s Got Beef. After opening its doors in 2014, Got Beef was voted as No. 2 by National Newspaper Wales in its Top 15 burger joints in Wales list. After achieving this title in less … Continue reading Review: Got Beef
Written for Quench magazine “The university climate can be brutal and intense, but nothing I couldn’t rise above” On the 1st of October my co-editor, Indigo, pitched the idea of ‘Sober for October’ and for one of us to take up the challenge. This immediately piqued my interest as, due to my status as a … Continue reading A sobering October
Everyone was off for an Indian and the BYOB policy meant we were in for a heavy night. A trip to Tesco left everyone with crates of beer and wine whilst I straggled behind with my single bottle of Tesco’s finest nosecco. I was particularly grateful for my antibiotics as this was the first night … Continue reading Sober for October; the Nosecco experience
Port Andratx offered everything I could want and more. Stunning views were supplied everywhere you looked, and the endless restaurants did not stop providing gorgeous food and drink. The location proved to be perfect. At the top of the hill, I was treated to 180 degrees of uninterrupted views of the sea and beautiful mountainous … Continue reading The Mallorcan covid holiday experience – part 2
A 20 year old English lit student based in Cardiff and Bath
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