It might be perplexing to budding wine enthusiasts and no doubt connoisseurs will be aghast at the very notion of enjoying a beer at the end of a wine dinner, however the ‘cleansing ale’ does have its merits. ... read more >
Our resident China correspondent, Mike Knuppel, goes local wetmarket style in Shanghai and realizes the communion is, above all, about food. ... read more >
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Our Wandering Palate Melbourne correspondent, Matthew Wilson, goes mushroom hunting down on the Mornington Peninsula armed with a bucket load of local pinot noir. ... read more >
The Wandering Palates Melbourne correspondent, Andrew Jenkins (Jenks), espouses the virtues of artisan baked bread and has a sourdough story of his own ... read more >
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Our Shanghai correspondent, Mick Knuppel, resurfaces and reports on the TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Australasia Duck Run ... read more >
I wrote this piece for a Singapore magazine although it never made it to print. The editors wanted to change things, even though it covered the brief to the letter, and I refused to change things. Did I tell you how much I dislike editors! They are an antibiotic for creativity; a writer’s condom and its strictly missionary position only. ... read more >
A recently met with Green Tree Packaging, www.greentreepackaging.com.sg a Singapore based company that specializes in eco-friendly packaging and solutions to reduce municipal waste and championing biodegradable products. Much of their focus is on corn, sugar cane and plantation fiber that would otherwise be waste, but now a vital component in producing biodegradable packing and eco-friendly paper and materials. ... read more >
Our Wandering Palate Melbourne correspondent, Matthew Wilson, finds himself in gourmet nirvana and arguably the best Cookbook store in the World. ... read more >
It irritates me greatly when News Channels and Newspapers seize upon ground-breaking studies that will purportedly change our lives, possibly ‘lengthen’ or maybe even save or our lives? ... read more >
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Papaya Flower – Manadonese Cuisine Provincial Indonesian Food by Petty P Elliot Having recently met Indonesian food writer, Petty P Elliot, my curiosity in Indonesian cuisine and culture has been reawakened, moreover enlightened and fascinated with her book, ‘Papaya Flower, Manadonese cuisine Provincial Indonesian food’, inciting a compulsion to discover more on this (undiscovered) cuisine. ... read more >