Tag Archive: food and travel

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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Jul 13

Great Barrier Feast at qualia on Hamilton Island with Chef Dan Hunter

Great Barrier Feast with chef Dan Hunter from Gran Tourismo on Vimeo. Watch it full screen in HD for best results. A highlight of our time back ‘home’ in Australia was getting to gourmet foodie weekend Great Barrier Feast at qualia on Hamilton Island with Chef Dan Hunter* for a story we were working on. Held periodically throughout …

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Dec 31

The Stories You Read on Grantourismo in 2012

A new year means new starts and time to consider the year that’s passed and plan for the one that lies ahead. Many of us go through a process of looking back and reflecting upon what went well and what didn’t go so great, so we can do things differently next time. We all do …

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Mar 30

The Renaissance of The Great Australian Pub Counter Meal

The great Australian pub counter meal has undergone a significant transformation since we left Australia in the late 1990s. Last week we chatted to Chef Paul Wilson, one of the culinary forces responsible for its recent renaissance in Melbourne. Counter meals – while being something we Aussies inherited from our British ancestors – are nevertheless quintessentially Australian. We …

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Mar 24

Azabu Yukimura in Melbourne – Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Shines in Australia

Not too many foodies were surprised when the Michelin Guide went to Japan and handed out more three-stars to Japanese restaurants than they do in France. While France’s cuisine has been stagnant the last few years, Japan’s status as a great dining destination has only improved. One of the recipients of the Guide’s highest accolade …

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