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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.

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 ...

Best Cookbooks by Australian Women Chefs, Cooks, Bakers and Writers for 2020

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The best cookbooks by Australian women chefs, cooks, bakers, and writers for 2020 include Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by mother-daughter Farida Ayubi and Durkhanai Ayubi, Use It All by Alex Elliot-Howery and Jaimee Edwards of Sydney café Cornersmith, and Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull, the owner-baker of Melbourne bakery Beatrix. If you’re ...