About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Things to Do at Uluru Now the Climb Is Closed – From Walks to Watching Sunset

2019-10-26T00:30:34+07:00By |

Things to do at Uluru now that the climb is closed include everything from the wonderful walk around the base of Uluru and a couple of Kata Tjuta walks to sunrise and sunset experiences, helicopter rides, scenic flights and Harley Davidson tours. Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal peoples, especially the Anangu, the traditional owners of Uluru, must [...]

Calabrian Food Guide – What to Eat and Where to Eat It in Southern Italy’s Spiciest Region

2019-10-27T13:01:03+07:00By |

Calabrian food is one of Italy’s most distinctive cuisines, having endured centuries of invasions and colonisers and immigrants that have included Greeks, Romans, French, Arabs, and Spaniards, all of whom have had an influence on the spicy Southern Italian cuisine. Every region of Italy has its own signature dishes and local ingredients that give something [...]

Chef Sujira Pongmorn of Saawaan Restaurant Bangkok on Food Memories and Inspirations

2019-10-18T14:47:39+07:00By |

Chef Sujira Pongmorn of Saawaan Restaurant Bangkok speaks to us about her early food memories and inspirations, her first restaurant experiences and biggest influences, how she conceived her first restaurant Saawaan, and Bangkok's dining scene. Meet one of Thailand's most exciting chefs. There was no smoke and flames, no clank and crash of metal as [...]

Best Food Museums and Exhibitions in the World for Food Lovers

2019-10-08T19:37:59+07:00By |

The best food museums and exhibitions in the world for food lovers include everything from Parma’s museums dedicated to pasta, cheese, salami, and wine to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate on how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are reinventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. If there’s one [...]

Camigliatello Silano in Calabria, Wild Mushrooms and the Italian Grand Tour

2019-10-20T02:44:10+07:00By |

Camigliatello Silano is an Alpine-like village in Calabria in Southern Italy, just a short drive from Cosenza, the provincial capital. A food lovers’ paradise that’s much loved for its wonderful wild mushrooms, Camigliatello was a stop on the Italian grand tour and is a fantastic base for exploring the lakes and forests of Sila National [...]

Lum Orng Farm to Table Restaurant and Siem Reap’s Growing Green Movement

2019-09-22T22:02:15+07:00By |

Lum Orng farm to table restaurant has quickly become one of Siem Reap’s best restaurants, serving deliciously imaginative Cambodian food based on just-picked produce and seasonal ingredients. It is part of a flourishing green movement across the region, of which Siem Reap is leading the way. Siem Reap restaurants have been groundbreaking when it comes [...]

Sustainable Souvenirs to Buy in Southeast Asia and, No, Not Elephant Pants

2019-09-16T23:44:50+07:00By |

Sustainable souvenirs to buy in Southeast Asia include anything that's handmade and handcrafted, fair trade and ethically-produced rather than factory-made, and locally created rather than imported. Traditional crafts, art and artisanal wares, along with eco-friendly, pre-loved, recycled, and up-cycled things are all good sustainable choices. Elephant pants are not. There’s a reason I’m singling out [...]

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