The Wowcher Guide To Back To School Supplies!

A new curriculum, a new term, new classmates and even new teachers, but the same sense of nervous excitement as the annual rituals that herald the arrival of the new school year begin again. The peaceful days of summer give way to autumnal rigours of learning and participating in a whole host of activities. It can be a nerve-wracking time for kids but it should …

Wowcher Does Deena Kakaya’s Vegetarian Cookery Class

Give us a fancy food gadget and something strange happens: optimism bubbles, eyes glaze and suddenly even the most challenging of culinary creations seems nothing more than child’s play. Blanching? No problem. Fricassee? Idiot-proof. Steep? Hit me. And yet before you can say al dente, you’ve flambéed your worktop, blitzed your apron and swapped sugar for salt in your gluten-free, vegan-friendly, zero carb cake mix. …

Time for Tea? The Wowcher Guide to National Afternoon Tea Week!

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things” Hoorah! It’s that time of year again! No, it’s nothing to do with the football, it’s the big one, the week of the year bound to make us British folk a little bit giddy – it’s National Afternoon Tea Week! It’s thought the tradition was founded back in the Victorian era by …

Wowcher’s Guide To: Cruises

We do a lot of cruise deals here at Wowcher, so to gain an insight into these so-called floating hotels, we asked our expert Hannah for her tips on what to really expect on-board… If your idea of cruising equals a fear of being trapped on a boat with your Gran and all her mates, think again. While the older generations love to sail the …

Wowcher Does Baku, Knightsbridge

Steamed Cornish sea bass served with tomato couscous, caramelised shallot puree, salt fish puffs and xiyar salati

In the search for deliciousness we decided to pay a visit to the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Baku restaurant in Knightsbridge. We certainly weren’t disappointed by what we found… Azeri cuisine. I’ll be honest, up until last week I’d never heard of it. Yet here was a dinner menu promising some pretty punchy flavours: starters of yoghurt-spiced quail breast and scallops with cauliflower and …

Lost in Translation? Five Ways to Learn a New Language with Wowcher…

The old fashioned way to learn a language was to actually pay attention during French lessons at school. Unfortunately, if you’re anything like us then you probably spent most of your time looking up various Gallic swear words and giggling at your teacher’s accent, but now you’re a grown up, it’s not that cool to plead ignorance when it comes to foreign tongues. That’s why …

Wowcher’s Guide To Brilliant BBQ-ing!

Ah, summer. The season of sun-kissed skin, briefly requited love and infinite barbecues. But much like falling in love, only downright fools rush into hosting barbecues. However simple the idea of ‘mixing meat with fire’ may seem, an impromptu barbecue could end in disaster. Picture a singed lawn, food-poisoned friends, children choking on charred hot dogs and flustered neighbours flapping wet towels over the ashen …