Foodie Gift Ideas for Home Cooks from Pro Chefs and Restaurateurs

2018-12-23T14:29:57+00:00By |

Foodie gift ideas for home cooks from pro chefs and restaurateurs include everything from handcrafted Japanese knives and good cutting boards to cookbooks, cooking classes and dinners, and products such as quality olive oils and mustards. Every year, in the days leading up to Christmas, when some of you are scrambling to buy last minute …

Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 Released – Some Revelations and Reflections

2018-12-01T15:48:02+00:00By |

The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 was released last week – or rather, the Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-Nga, but that’s too much of a mouthful. Here are some reflections and revelations on the second Thailand edition of the little red book. Started by French tyre company Michelin, the first little red booklets were free …

Cambodian Female Chefs on Cambodian Cuisine, Seasonal Produce and Lost Ingredients

2018-11-19T21:05:10+00:00By |

Cambodian female chefs Pol Kimsan and Sok Kimsan helm an all-women kitchen and front-of-house team at one of Siem Reap’s finest Cambodian restaurants, Embassy. We chatted about Cambodian cuisine, seasonal produce, lost ingredients, and their future dreams. Cambodian female chefs Pol Kimsan and Sok Kimsan are the executive chefs of one of Siem Reap’s best …

100 Mahaseth Restaurant Chef Chalee Kader on Thai Food and Getting Creative

2018-11-23T21:48:54+00:00By |

100 Mahaseth restaurant chef Chalee Kader and partner Chaichat ‘Randy’ Noprapa are responsible for one of our new favourite Bangkok restaurants – a nose-to-tail joint in hip Charoenkrung specialising in wonderful Northern Thai and Northeastern Thai food that is laidback, fun, and eco-friendly. While Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand are familiar to most travellers to …

New Cambodian Cuisine – The Cambodian Chefs Redefining Cambodian Food

2018-12-03T14:55:19+00:00By |

New Cambodian Cuisine is the name I’ve given to the inventive Cambodian food being created by a handful of young Cambodian chefs helming Siem Reap’s best Cambodian restaurants. Together they represent an exciting new grassroots Cambodian food movement that deserves your attention. I rarely share our published work these days, but I’m excited about our …

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Seminyak, Bali

2018-12-17T17:52:02+00:00By |

Eating and drinking in Seminyak, Bali’s most appealing destination for lovers of good food and drink, has never been better or more interesting than it is right now, with brilliant restaurants and cafés offering everything from pan-Asian favourites to contemporary Indonesian cuisine. Eating and drinking in Seminyak, or anywhere on Bali for that matter, wasn’t …

The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle with René Redzepi of Noma at Nahm

2018-12-17T17:02:55+00:00By |

The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle on 9th July 2015 saw 37 of the world’s best chefs swapping kitchens for a few days to produce a unique menu inspired by the restaurant they were sent to for one dinner service only. We were fortunate to be the only media covering the Noma takeover of Nahm in Bangkok. …

A Chat with Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant, Bangkok

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

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 …

An Update from the Road: to Singapore via Phuket and back to Bangkok

2014-09-23T18:52:35+00:00By |

We’re back in Cambodia at our home in Siem Reap so this isn’t strictly an update from the road. Although I did start writing it in Singapore where I was feeling terribly guilty for having had to neglect poor Grantourismo because we were so busy working on print stories. Terence and I have just returned from …

Last Minute Christmas Tips from Australia’s Finest Chefs

2018-12-22T14:40:39+00:00By |

I don’t know about you, but we haven’t done anything about preparing for Christmas lunch yet. We’re at Lara’s uncle’s house in Bendigo in Victoria, Australia, and if this Christmas is like others, there’ll be friends and neighbours dropping by. We're in need of some last minute Christmas tips. If we’ve left it so late …

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