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Ten British Expat Food Cravings

Ten British Expat Food Cravings

Expat food cravings are a curious thing, particularly British ones. There is, for example, an entire generation who can’t live without Bisto and Paxo stuffing for the Sunday roast, an activity that’s conducted even in wildly inappropriate climates. There are others for whom the right […]

Four Off-the-Wall Asian Shopping Experiences

Four Off-the-Wall Asian Shopping Experiences

Asia’s food markets can be an intense sensory experience, from live fish down to gorgeous spices. But there’s more to markets than exotic fruit and spices. Here’s four Asian shopping experiences you should definitely try, for an insight into the culture more than anything. 1: […]

The Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

Headed to Ubud? Bali’s arts, cultural and self-discovery capital boasts an amazing restaurant scene — so much so that it can be hard to pick where to eat. Current as of December 2017, this post includes (I hope) the very best restaurants Ubud has to […]

Food for a Quid: Is This the World’s Finest Beer Snack?

Food for a Quid: Is This the World’s Finest Beer Snack?

I always come back from the Philippines feeling somewhat liverish. Which is probably because Manila is, IMO, the world capital of junk food, and I end up stuffing my face with everything from cheesy popcorn to the amazing Cebuano peanut brittle, then wondering why I’m […]

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in 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 Straits of Malacca, it rose from an island fishing village supplying passing seafarers with dried fish, to the epicentre of the spice trade, the first […]

Restaurant Chartier – the Perfect Parisian Bistro

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 bistro. And, thanks to a tip from Kate McCulley, we did exactly that, at Restaurant Chartier. Set in the heart of Montmartre, in a listed […]

20 Greek Foods You Have to Try

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, at the risk of alienating every single Greek reader, that’s because the Ottoman occupation left its mark all over the Mediterranean in culinary terms, and […]

What Is Balsamic Vinegar?

What Is Balsamic Vinegar?

“What is balsamic vinegar?” Well, this staple of international food culture comes (all but the very worst of it) from the region around Modena, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, where it is a local obsession. Think fillet steak in a balsamic sauce (filetto di manzo all’aceto balsamico), […]

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 everything on earth at Harry’s.” “Yes, my Colonel. Except, possibly, happiness.” For any Hemingway addict, a visit to Harry’s Bar in Venice is a must. […]

Chocolate Clams

Chocolate Clams

I’ve been a little remiss about updating this website of late. So, in the meantime, here’s Elaine J. Masters of TripWellness, introducing Mexico’s eminently delicious and fabulously named chocolate clams. Diners with a taste for shellfish have little chance to enjoy fresh chocolate clams – […]