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Weekend Eggs: the Bangkok Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Bangkok Edition

At 7am in Bangkok the city is animated. And of course being Bangkok, a city where food plays such an integral part in the daily rhythms and rituals of life, the cooking, selling, buying, eating, and transporting of food is already well underway. For the...
Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

There’s no dish that reminds me more of my childhood than porridge. This humble and much-maligned breakfast of oats, soaked and cooked in milk or water, was a winter favourite for my family growing up in Australia. While we had no ties to Scotland, where...
Weekend Eggs: the Vienna Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Vienna Edition

Winter in Europe… heavy overcoats, crunchy snow, rosy cheeks, cute kids being pulled along on sleds by their parents, snowboarding, piping hot glühwein… and truffles. Yes, truffles. Having bought a fresh truffle at the Naschmarkt in Vienna, one of the dishes I knew I had...
Weekend Eggs: The Christmas Edition

Weekend Eggs: The Christmas Edition

When we were in a delicatessen doing some last-minute shopping here in Krakow* on Christmas Eve, before the shops shut early in the afternoon so workers could head home for Christmas dinner, Lara overheard a visiting family complaining about being unaware that everything (and we...
Weekend Eggs: the Istanbul Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Istanbul Edition

In my Istanbul edition of The Dish, I shared my recipe for lamb chops with bulgur that I made here in the tiny kitchen of our apartment. There were some vegetables involved – eggplant and bell peppers or capsicum – and astute observers would have noted...
Weekend Eggs: the Costa Rica Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Costa Rica Edition

I’m not going to fib. The only negative things we heard about Costa Rica before our visit to the country were about a subject close to our hearts: the food. One Mexican chef we met who’d lived in Costa Rica for a long time said...
Weekend Eggs: The Mexico City Edition

Weekend Eggs: The Mexico City Edition

About fifteen years ago, on my second trip to Mexico, I arrived from San Francisco to meet Lara who was already in Mexico City. The next morning, bleary eyed, we headed off to a small cafe near our cheap hotel that served brilliant breakfast eggs....
Weekend Eggs: the Austin Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Austin Edition

Ever since we first visited Mexico years ago, huevos rancheros or ‘ranch eggs’ has been one of my favourite hearty breakfast dishes, both to eat and to cook. Essentially the dish is made up of two corn (or sometimes flour) tortillas that are topped with...
Weekend Eggs: the New York City Edition

Weekend Eggs: the New York City Edition

New Yorkers love their café breakfasts and we’ve been enjoying eating them here. Probably the most popular item on any New York café or restaurant brunch menu is Eggs Benedict: a toasted English muffin, some good ham (often from Canada), soft-poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and perhaps some...
Weekend Eggs: the Bali Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Bali Edition

One of the things we are certainly not missing this year is the hotel breakfast. The repetition of crowded breakfast rooms, people eating like there is no tomorrow, and overcooked or runny eggs has seen us skipping many a hotel breakfast in the past, particularly...
Why would you cook in Tokyo? A Guide to Where We Ate.

Why would you cook in Tokyo? A Guide to Where We Ate.

Tokyo is the first destination of our grand tour where I haven’t cooked. If you’ve been to Tokyo, you can probably appreciate why. If you haven’t, then read on… One of the huge advantages of staying in a holiday rental over a hotel is having...