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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.

Russian Beet Potato Salad Recipe for Family Meals and Holiday Feasts

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This Russian beet potato salad recipe makes vinegret, a creamy pink potato and beetroot salad that is fragrant with dill and delightfully tangy, thanks to the gherkins and capers. Based on my Baboushka’s recipe, it was a staple at family meals and holiday feasts, Sunday lunches and summer picnics. I’ve been making babouskha’s traditional Russian ...

Cambodian Fried Spring Rolls Recipe for Crispy Deep-Fried Egg Rolls

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This classic Cambodian fried spring rolls recipe makes a crunchy deep-fried egg roll filled with minced pork, dried shrimp, carrot, garlic, and daikon radish or taro, seasoned with fish sauce, Kampot pepper, sea salt, and palm sugar. We also have a Cambodian fried spring roll dipping sauce recipe to go with it. Our Cambodian fried ...

Best Christmas Cooking Tips from Chefs, Cookbook Authors and Food Writers

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The best Christmas cooking tips from chefs, cookbook authors and food writers include everything from keeping it simple and not to panic to having your favourite curry joint on speed-dial. Many chefs suggest something as simple as “fresh seafood and salad” while the food writers have provided whole menu ideas. Everyone recommends lots of booze ...

Cambodian Pickled Lime Soup with Chicken Recipe for Sngor Ngam Ngov

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This Cambodian pickled lime soup with chicken recipe makes sngor ngam ngov, a slightly sweet, slightly sour, citrus-driven soup brimming with succulent chicken and aromatics such as lemongrass and coriander. Easy to make, it’s a nourishing comforting soup that’s made for these times and made to be shared. Our Cambodian pickled lime soup with chicken ...