Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street The Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street in Osaka is purportedly the longest arcade in Japan, a 2.6km-long shopping narrow mall starting at Tenjinbashi, reaching Tenjinbashisuji 7 chome to the north taking about 40 minutes to walk its length. It took us all morning! ... read more >
http://michaelpollan.com One of the most influential food writers of our time and for the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment ... read more >
Poon Boon Lamb free-ranging amongst saltbush and Mallee grass The Wandering Palate is rather partial to lamb, even more so when there’s a happy story to it; that is you know it’s coming from a 3rd generation family-run artisan farmer with the lambs roaming free-range munching on Mallee grasses and saltbush. ... read more >
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www.zanyzeus.co.nz The good folks at Zany Zeus have launched a new website www.zanyzeus.co.nz enabling customers throughout the country to purchase its products online for the first time. ... read more >
Perfect Match to New Zealand Pinot Noir - Lamb Shanks Scented with Persian Limes Last November, 2012, the Family of Twelve, www.familyoftwelve.co.nz a fraternity of 12 of New Zealand’s most successful and enduring artisanal private winemakers visited Singapore. I had the privilege of organizing their programme titled “Twelve reasons to get excited about New Zealand Wines”, which was thoroughly action-packed, as detailed in F12 member, Nigel Greening’s account – click here. ... read more >
Great Ocean Road Ducks - Wandering Ducks! www.greatoceanducks.com As regular readers of the Wandering Plate will know, I am obsessed with ducks, thus I am sharing with you a marvellous discovering; a duck story that flew into my cyberspace the other day which led to direct communication with the owners, Greg and Jodi Clarke, of Great Ocean Ducks www.greatoceanducks.com ... read more >
Chef Frederic Colin As the Gregorian calendar year draws to a close and we reminisce, in our glass, there barely seems time for reflection little lone antecedental contemplation as the new vintage is upon us – as my nine year-old daughter says “Just get over it”. ... read more >
Tapas My very good friend, Christophe Brunet, just sent a communiqué from Barcelona informing us of his partner’s new Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona, Salsas & Co. Actually, looking at the website, http://www.salsasandco.com it is clearly more than just a Bed & Breakfast and also has Cookery Classes and a Workshop - all in the heart of Barcelona. ... read more >
Our man from Toronto, sufering badly from jetlag and about to be induced with Two Paddocks Riesling One of wife’s work colleagues from the Toronto office was in Singapore for a lightening visit and came over to our place for casual dinner. Looking squinty eyed and a little pale, Peter was clearly suffering from major jet lag, so we pumped a bit of Two Paddocks Riesling into him on arrival to see if we could revive the ... read more >
World-famous Kapiti Kikorangi Blue cheese There was a time when the cheese at ‘Wine Evenings’ was seemingly more important than the wine itself, which is not lost on us, with New Zealand’s most awarded specialty cheese maker, “Kapiti Collection” a feature at the Family of Twelve Walkabout tasting at Salt grill & Sky bar, Singapore, on November 3rd. ... read more >