Food for a Quid: the Best Beer Snack Ever?

I always come back from the Philippines feeling somewhat liverish. Which is probably because Manila is, IMO, the world capital… Continue reading »

Sign for Nancy's Kitchen, the nyonya restaurant off Jonker Street, Malacca.

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in Malacca

Malacca (Melaka) is arguably where Malaysia began. Positioned on one of the most important shipping routes in the world, the… Continue reading »

Restaurant Chartier, Paris.

Restaurant Chartier – the Perfect Parisian Bistro

One thing everyone has to do when swinging through Paris, however quickly, is eat steak frites at a classic Parisian… Continue reading »

Greek Artichokes a la polita, or in a lemon sauce.

20 Greek Foods You Have to Try

Greek food doesn’t have the world’s best reputation. Much of it falls under the shadow of Turkish food – and,… Continue reading »

Balsamic vinegars on display in Spilamberto, Italy.

What Is Balsamic Vinegar?

“What is balsamic vinegar?” Well, this staple of international food culture comes (all but the very worst of it) from… Continue reading »

Window at Harry's Bar, Venice.

Harry’s Bar, Venice

“The Contessa is not at home, my Colonel,” he said. “They believe you might find her at Harry’s.” “You find… Continue reading »

Chocolate clams Escabeche.

Chocolate Clams

I’ve been a little remiss about updating this website of late. So, in the meantime, here’s Elaine J. Masters of… Continue reading »

Basket full of lotus flower heads with seeds.

Lotus Seeds

If there’s one plant that symbolises South-East Asia, it is, of course, the lotus. One of the miraculous things about… Continue reading »

Beijing duck at Li Qun, Beijing.

The Best Beijing Duck Yet – Li Qun, Beijing

To say I’m a little obsessed with Beijing duck would be putting it mildly. Almost every city in China has… Continue reading »

Dim sum dumplings with green asparagus.

You Just Had to Pick That, Didn’t You?!

When it comes to food, I like to think I’m a fairly Catholic eater. Innards of all sorts hold no… Continue reading »