Category Archive: Food and Wine

Anything to do with eating and drinking!

Mar 01

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

Bia Hoi, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

Wine bars and gastro pubs have been popping up in cities right across Asia in recent years. But while microbrewery craft beers and obscure French organic biodynamic wines have been taking the region by storm, in Hanoi the bia hoi joint has never been so popular. Here’s our Hanoi bia hoi guide to help you. …

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Jan 28

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

Breakfast in a pho shop, Hanoi, Cambodia.

Slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local’s house, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or, eat American fast food at KFC or McDonalds… there’s an abundance of advice out there on how to eat like locals when you travel but which should you follow? It seems odd …

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Jan 22

Winter Warmers – Hearty Stew Recipes for Cold Winter Evenings

While Europe and North America have been experiencing a brutal winter, here in Siem Reap we have not been faring much better. Okay, sure a 14˚C (57˚F) minimum during winter would come as a relief to many, but in Cambodia that’s practically freezing. Well, that’s our excuse to do some slow cooking and consult our hearty …

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Jan 09

Pavlova in the Summertime and Other Childhood Food Memories

Pavlova with passionfruit and mango, a classic Australian (or New Zealand) dessert.

I successfully persuaded Terence to make pavlova over Christmas. It was partly because I love pavlova – meringue, cream and fresh fruit, it’s hard to go wrong with that – and partly for reasons of nostalgia. I have so many fond memories of my Nanna making pavlova in the summertime in Sydney, especially over the …

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Jan 05

A Year of Asian Cookbooks

Asian Cookbook Project.

As we’ve been settling into our new home in Siem Reap, it’s been great to crack open the cookbooks that have been weighing us down – the ones that we didn’t leave back in Australia on our last visit. Having been hankering to get cooking and keen to begin working my way through the books …

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