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Marsh Mellow – by George Grainger Aldridge

The Wandering Palate is delighted to share this brilliant caricature of ‘Marsh Mellow” drawn by the hugely talented and humorous cartoonist and… read more

Amit Chavan, Sommelier at Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha
The Sommelier’s Palate – Amit Chavan, Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha

(Pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials… read more

Marcel Giesen at Cafe Zuni - Oysters and Giesen The Fuder Sav Blanc Lres
Long Birthday Lunch at Zuni Cafe San Francisco with Marcel Giesen

The Wandering Palate was in San Francisco recently for a Robert Parker gig and had a wonderful LONG lunch for my birthday… read more

Wah Nam Kafe - Ipoh
Ipoh Dreaming… on a Chinese New Year’s Day

I have been coming to the town of Ipoh for almost 20 years now and yet it still remains an enigma to… read more

Marlborough Rising – Wellingtons other ‘local’ Wine Region

Reflecting on the brilliant and bountiful Wellington on a Plate festival held recently, I had the opportunity of frequenting the pop-up Match… read more

Curtis and Richard
Richard the Great…Mate

Had lunch today at Nikau Cafe Wellington with my good buddy Richard Genn, legendary chef ex-Aman resorts and one of the best… read more

Wine Kiwi
Wino Kiwis? Fundraising for Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust

Wanaka winos taking part in the Wanaka Challenge & raising funds for fantastic New Zealand conservation project Otago Kiwi Recovery Trust

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The Wandering Palate Book of the Year – Just Duck | The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook

Just Duck  The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook by Jodi and Greg Clarke (Great Ocean Ducks) Photography: Andy Zakeli www.greatoceanducks.com… read more

Angkor bas relief pig for dinner
Luxuriating with the Gods – Amansara, Angkor

As we walk out of Cambodia’s Siem Reap Airport, having been whisked through customs by the Amansara staff and ushered over to… read more


Andrew Jefford goes out on a limb (and might even lose one) in defence of Bordeaux

Australian Marine Conservation Society
Sustainable Seafood – Australian Marine Conservation

The Australian Marine Conservation Society www.marineconservation.org.au a non-profit organisation protecting Australia’s oceans since 1965 has just launched an Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide… read more

Poon Boon Lamb free-ranging amongst saltbush and Mallee grass
Little story about a lamb, living up in Mallee land…

The Wandering Palate is rather partial to lamb, even more so when there’s a happy story to it; that is you know… read more

The Wandering Palate’s Groovy Cheese Board and Knives – A Great Christmas Gift Idea

It has become a longstanding tradition that our good friends from Hong Kong, John and Sandra, join us for Christmas Day lunch;… read more

Schubert Vintage 2012 - Choice vintage eh Bros
2012 Harvest at Schubert Winery, Martinborough, Wairarapa Valley

Continuing our sneak previews of the 2012 New Zealand grape harvest, I asked Kai Schubert at Schubert Winery in Martinborough how the… read more

Terraces laid out at high elevation in Gigondas
Shalom Chin Rhone Valley Part 3 – Gigondas – Joy of the Land

Part 3 of the Rhône series If there is a wine that always confuses me as a Châteaunuef-du-Pape (CDP) in a blind… read more

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