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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

Nishiki Market – Kyoto, Japan
Nishiki Market – Kyoto, Japan

The first thing I asked our Japanese guide was where locals go to forage for food in Kyoto. I always like to… read more

Schloss Johannisberger vineyard, Germany
Pedigreed Rieslings

For a better appreciation of the nature and versatility of this wine style, begin with the Germans. Life is filling in time… read more

Seresin Estate Sentential stone
Seresin Estate

The Benchmark of Marlborough and representative New Zealand Vineyard Savouring my glass of 2007 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc, actually I am guzzling and… read more

Paradise IV frost on vines
Paradise IV – Geelong, Australia – 2012 Releases

Paradise IV is a small, five acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (with small plantings of other varieties) established… read more

Recipe for the Perfect Christmas Roast Turkey
The Perfect Christmas Roast Turkey

The notion of cooking a roast turkey can be daunting to many home cooks but really folks, it’s just bigger than a… read more

The Fairmont Peace Hotel from the rooftop looking out upon a most spectacular Spring night in Shanghai
Villa Maria 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Fairmont Peace Hotel Dragon Phoenix Restaurant, May 23

The Wandering Palate Shanghai correspondent toasts Sir George Fistonich and Villa Maria, New Zealand, 50th Anniversary in style.

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