Anything to do with eating and drinking!

Ragu alla Bolognese Recipe – How to Make a Traditional Bolognese Sauce

2019-06-16T17:11:24+07:00By |

This Ragu alla Bolognese recipe is based on the traditional recipe for this classic meat sauce from Bologna, Italy, used for both pasta and lasagne. Follow my exacting ingredient list and cooking directions and the result will be a perfect ragù alla Bolognese. This Ragu alla Bolognese recipe – or more correctly ragù alla Bolognese – [...]

Siem Reap Angkor Wat FAQs – Your Travel Questions Answered

2018-05-29T11:47:53+07:00By |

These Siem Reap Angkor Wat FAQs have come from readers of Grantourismo, our friends on social media and participants who have signed up for our Cambodia Culinary Tours and Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please leave your questions in the comments below and we’ll respond. This [...]

Our Favourite Home-Cooked Comfort Food Recipes We Make Post-Trip

2018-11-26T14:52:12+07:00By |

When we return home after a trip away that has inevitably involved lots of local eating, no matter which part of the planet we are living on or what the season, I take to the kitchen and make our favourite home-cooked comfort food recipes. It's been a crazy year. We honestly don't know where it's [...]

Savour Siem Reap — A Bespoke Culinary Experience Crafted By Lara

2018-12-28T11:28:05+07:00By |

If you don’t want to waste a meal in Siem Reap, you want to taste authentic Cambodian food and not the Thai-Cambodian fusion most tourist restaurants offer, and you're keen to sample street food and learn how the locals eat, then book my Savour Siem Reap bespoke culinary experience. Along with my bespoke Inside Siem Reap and Shop Siem Reap [...]

Best Bars in Siem Reap – from Chic Cocktail Bars to Laidback Lounge Bars

2019-04-26T21:59:23+07:00By |

The best bars in Siem Reap range from chic speakeasy-style bars secreted down alleyways and elegant cocktail bars in luxury hotels to garden bars with beanbags on the lawn and murals on the walls to French bistro-style cafes that are transformed into moody bars after dark. After a sweaty day scrambling the Angkor Archaeological Park [...]

A Chat with Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant, Bangkok

2018-12-17T17:28:19+07:00By |

We recently spent a couple of fun and fascinating days with chef David Thompson at Nahm restaurant in Bangkok. Much of it passed gossiping over coffee. Some of it was spent in the kitchen tasting dishes the chef was cooking. One evening we dined in the kitchen on cushions at a low wooden Thai divan from where chef [...]

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

2018-05-28T14:37:53+07:00By |

Some of the best Cambodian cuisine in the country is found in Battambang, the capital of Cambodia's most fertile province and the country's rice bowl. Here's our guide to eating and drinking in Battambang. A few tourist restaurants aside, Cambodia's second city of Battambang, set in an agriculturally-rich region, is one of the best places in the [...]

Behind the Scenes at Jaan Bai Restaurant in Battambang

2018-05-28T15:29:48+07:00By |

In October 2013, we went behind the scenes at Jaan Bai restaurant in Battambang to cover the opening of the Cambodian Children's Trust's new social enterprise hospitality training restaurant. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Supported by Australians Chef David Thompson of Nahm Bangkok and restaurateur John Fink of Quay restaurant in Sydney, a [...]

Kaya Toast and Kopi — A Guide to Singapore’s Quintessential Breakfast

2018-05-03T16:51:02+07:00By |

Kaya toast and kopi must be the most quintessential of breakfasts in Singapore. And it’s hard to resist an opportunity to participate in a local morning ritual that involves sipping, dunking and crunching. We’ve long loved a good strong kopi — since we first sipped the inky brew on our inaugural trip to Malaysia twelve years ago. [...]

Food and Wine Road Trips in Australia — The Most Delectable Drives To Do

2018-07-10T14:35:03+07:00By |

Food and wine road trips in Australia are in abundance. We'd need to write a book to cover them all. These are just some of the most delectable drives you can do that take in welcoming wineries, small artisanal producers, and wonderful cafes and restaurants, against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. With a ridiculously diverse range [...]

Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

2016-07-19T13:47:45+07:00By |

Our local guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s sexy seaside city, covers the things that locals love to do, from sipping sucos to samba dancing. As the 2016 Olympic Games is kicking off on 6 August, we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to do in Rio. Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro Start with a suco [...]

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