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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

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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

Just Ducks front cover
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

Chinese Lacquered Duck Shanghai style - These ducks came from Carrefour market here in Pudong, at the Thumb Plaza, the kitchen run by an awesome woman and it just goes to show, how great food and especially duck can be in gentle hands; we have been back three times for the dame duck… the only issue is the thinness of the breasts however the juice that runs out of them when I remove the skewer is amazing in itself.
Shanghai Duck Run and Red envelopes

Our Shanghai correspondent, Mick Knuppel, resurfaces and reports on the TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Australasia Duck Run

Bush fire photographed by Terry Chellappah perilously close to his Margaret River property
Margaret River Bushfires – Terry Chellappah shares a heart-stopping moment

I had decided to hold off on sharing the overwhelming sense of relief that Terry Chellappah was experiencing as he witnessed the… read more

In 1979, Peter Lehmann founded the winery based on his bravery, loyalty and commitment to Barossa and his desire to ‘do the right thing’ by protecting his mates - the independent grape growers of the Barossa.
Obituary: Peter Lehman, The Baron of the Barossa

Australian Wine Maker and wine company founder Peter Lehmann AO has died aged 82, it is hard to imagine any winemaker past,… read more

Gigondas Domaine Raspail Ay, France
Grenache into the light

A supposedly second-division wine is finally earning the respect it deserves. Internationally relegated to quaffing status, the wine world is finally starting… read more

A variety of Thai food
When Thai meets wine

Cold beer is always good but there are several more sophisticated ways to partner this most popular of Asian cuisines, writes Curtis… read more

Air New Zealand Smaug the dragon livery
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and On the ‘Middle Earth’ Wine Route

The second instalment of New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy is set to hit the big screens in December… read more

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