Tag Archives: Entertaining

Cambodian Pomelo Salad with Prawns Recipe

Cambodian Pomelo Salad with Prawns Recipe

This Cambodian pomelo salad with prawns recipe has been a favourite since we moved to Cambodia and is a breeze to make. It’s also another traditional dish that can be served in a more contemporary style for entertaining. Salads are always a component of a...
Sweet Pork Belly with Boiled Eggs Recipe

Sweet Pork Belly with Boiled Eggs Recipe

This sweet pork belly with boiled eggs recipe is a firm favourite when placed on the table in a typical Cambodian feast. It’s a simple recipe, but one that has everyone eyeing off that last piece of pork belly and mopping up the remaining sauce....
Creative Cambodian Canapés for Easy Summer Entertaining

Creative Cambodian Canapés for Easy Summer Entertaining

Creative Cambodian canapés for easy summer entertaining was what was on my mind when I started to experiment with different ways of presenting petite versions of traditional Cambodian dishes. These are the results. Recipes to follow. Last year was a challenging year for Lara and...
Want to be a better home cook? Work in a real kitchen

Want to be a better home cook? Work in a real kitchen

Watching the chefs from Noma work at Nahm in Bangkok over a couple of days recently, reminded me how my professional kitchen experience completely changed the way I cook. Even if you’re a keen home cook who has no intention of going on a reality...
Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

Brazilian Samba Comes Low-key and Local in Copacabana

We’ve heard a lot of live music during our two week stay in Rio de Janeiro – at bars, clubs, by the beach, and in the streets of this hip-swinging Brazilian city. It’s hard not to hear music in a city where nearly every cultural...
Perfecting the Classic Brazilian Caipirinha

Perfecting the Classic Brazilian Caipirinha

In our years of being semi-professional barflys and checking out bars, purely in the name of research of course, we’ve developed a repertoire of favourite cocktails that we always order to test out the skills of a barman. One of them is a Latin American...
Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

One of the best things about staying in a holiday rental over a hotel is the ability to entertain. Here in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, I’ve been perfecting micheladas, margaritas and guacamole for entertaining Mexico-style. For groups of friends and families renting holiday houses, entertaining happens...
Our Home Away from Home in Austin, Texas #1

Our Home Away from Home in Austin, Texas #1

Holiday rentals don’t suit everyone – people who want to arrive at an airport and see their names on a hotel card, those can’t do without a mini-bar, people who depend upon the hotel concierge. That’s what we thought until a week before we arrived...
Sake 101 — Tokyo Sake Tasting

Sake 101 — Tokyo Sake Tasting

We’ve always loved sake – since we used to hit the karaoke bars with friends in Sydney’s Kings Cross years ago. We wouldn’t think of eating Japanese food with anything but sake*, but, unlike wine, we knew very little about sake until recently. Being in...
Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...
Our Dubai sunset soiree

Our Dubai sunset soiree

We hosted a little Arabian-inspired pre-launch party for Grantourismo yesterday here at our villa on The Palm. As is typical of Dubai, our guest list was multicultural, and included Dubai bloggers and ‘tweeps’, and a handful of friends, all from the media, publishing, arts, hospitality,...