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Contemporary Australian Cuisine, Food Worth Flying For

Contemporary Australian Cuisine, Food Worth Flying For

It was good to see Australian restaurants on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list again. Australia’s distinctive contemporary Australian cuisine is best exemplified in the inventive dishes served in its best restaurants, where in recent decades a unique form of fusion cuisine has emerged, rooted in Australia’s multicultural heritage, global flavours and...
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards as Insider Advice

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards as Insider Advice

There appears to have been a lot of sour grapes about the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards from people who really don’t know how the awards work, are disgruntled because they’ll never be on the list or run the risk of slipping off the list, or...
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and Why It Matters

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and Why It Matters

Industry awards, annual polls and best lists are often controversial. Few more so than the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list announced in London earlier this month*. Conversations on social media and in the comments of mainstream media sites in the days and weeks following have...
Natural Light Food Photography

Natural Light Food Photography

On our upcoming EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA culinary travel writing and photography tour I’ll be providing support to participants and running photography workshops on subjects like natural light food photography. In preparation, I thought I’d share some pre-trip advice on how to use available light and a...
Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Homes are being scrubbed clean and sand castles are being built at pagodas around Cambodia this weekend, including our own Temple Town, in preparation for the Khmer New Year in Siem Reap, which kicks off on Monday for three days. Unlike in neighbouring Thailand, where cities...
Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and cool Kandal Village are where Siem Reap‘s savvy expats are sipping coffee, shopping and eating. Not much to look at, yet home to some of Siem Reap’s most fashionable spots, these gritty backstreets have emerged as one of the Cambodian city’s most interesting destinations....
Weekend in Barcelona

Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of our favourite European cities. When we lived in the Middle East we used to make a beeline for the Catalan capital the first chance we had. Now with the proliferation of low cost airlines, it’s increasingly easy to escape to this...