Category Archives: Food

My war on waste

I’ve been doing some activism in my kitchen lately — by launching a war on waste. After a few months of trying to waste as little as possible – my conclusion is that not wasting requires a pretty involved effort … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Hungarian Dobos Torte

We were sitting near a large open door of a café in the castle area of Budapeset and I love the way the hard, caramel top layer of the Dobos torte catches the sunlight in this photograph. This post is … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Orange kulfi in Kolkata

How quickly I return to food! This week’s picture is an orange kulfi that is sold opposite Vardhaan market on Camac Street in Kolkata in India. Kulfi is like South Asian gelato or ice-cream except that it is much more milky … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Sapa

On a rainy, misty morning in Sapa in north-west Vietnam we sat down for an equally watery all Vietnamese breakfast. We ordered delicious, steaming bowls of Pho Ga (Pron. Fur). Think of it as southeast Asian chicken noodle soup with personality … Continue reading

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A ‘Sweet Mate’ in Laos is not what you think

We asked for sugar for our coffee over breakfast one morning in Luang Prabang and were offered this delightfully suggestive sachet. I would’ve loved to have bought a local brand of condoms just to read the copy.

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At the advanced age of 31 I discovered a new fruit!

I didn’t expect to find a surprise in my fruit salad. I had ordered a plate at the Vientiane airport in Laos, more out of boredom than hunger because we had some time to kill before our flight. I was … Continue reading

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Eating fried river weed and other delights in Laos

I was warned by a tour guide in Luang Prabang, who was teaching me a few words in Lao, “Be careful how you order buffalo meat because…um….er….you could end up asking for something between a man’s legs.” Since I don’t … Continue reading

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