Around the world, one dish at a time.

Month: February 2013

Why the Negroni is MY Drink

Why the Negroni is MY Drink

I adore Negronis. And, when it comes to travel, they’re one of the perfect cocktails. Why? Because they’re pretty much impossible to screw up. Of course, they can be made stunningly well. But they’re not like Martinis or Old-Fashioneds, the kind of cocktail you really […]

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

As an obsessional fan of theme restaurants, the concept of visiting a robot restaurant was, well, frankly irresistible. Particularly when followed by an afternoon of ice sculptures, which are, of course, what Harbin, China, is most famous for. Though for these kids the robots were […]

Food for a Quid: Chinese Toffee Apples

Food for a Quid: Chinese Toffee Apples

Chinese toffee apples, in all their myriad persuasions, are one of my favourite Chinese street sweeties, and add colour to any hutong as they sit threaded on their long, slender sticks. Whether sold from a bicycle, a cart or a street stall, they’re pretty much […]