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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.

Recipes with Garlic to Boost Your Immunity and Fight the Common Cold and Flu

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These recipes with garlic will help boost your immunity, fight the flu and common cold, and improve your heart health. Garlic contains antioxidants and sulfur compounds that can reduce inflammation and bolster immune cell function. India’s ancient Ayurvedic medicine recommended garlic for everything from reducing fever and coughs to improving vision and skin complexion. My ...

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe for a Southeast Asian Take on San Choi Bao

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This spicy chicken lettuce wraps recipe makes a Southeast Asian take on the Chinese lettuce cups from Southern China and Hong Kong, popularised in Chinese-Australian restaurants. Our minced chicken lettuce cups take inspiration from northern Southeast Asia, from both savoury larbs (minced meat salads) and the local custom of wrapping street food snacks in lettuce. ...

Last Minute Fathers Day Dinner Ideas for Dads in Australia and New Zealand

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Father’s Day dinner ideas for this evening for dads celebrating Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand include salmon with colcannon, cote de boeuf, five-spice pork belly, or brined pork with perfect mash for a Father’s Day dinner that dad won't forget. Or if you're keeping things casual, how about homemade pies and sausage rolls ...