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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

Print
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

Wine Cork
Careful with That Wine Bottle

One barrel of wine, it has been said, can work more miracles than a church full of saints. But not if it’s… read more

The Bad
Malaysian Airlines – Singapore to Malaysia Airfare Ruse and the Fuel Surcharge Sham

I’ve just completed an online booking for air travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and perplexed not only at the extortionate cost… read more

David & Goliath
Can David slay Goliath in the world’s vineyards?

Reuters Life! – The analogy of David and Goliath seemed fitting for this vinous account as many are familiar with the legend… read more

Stephanie Rigoud picking grapes
Sommelier of the Year – Asia

Stephanie Rigourd – Hilton Hotel, Singapore I was first introduced to Stephanie Rigourd by Jean-Luc Fourrier, Vice President Restaurant Concepts for the… read more

Our dog Bella luxuriating - another hard day at the Wandering Palate office
Another Record Month of Website Traffic for the Wandering Palate

The Wandering Palate website traffic continues to grows and reached another record month in September 2013 with a very encouraging 677,818 hits;… read more

How to Cook Everything
How to Cook Everything – Completely revised Tenth Anniversary Edition, Mark Bittman

I have a confession. I did not know who Mark Bittman was until 3 years ago when friends from the US, Stacy… read more

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