Singapore Sommeliers enjoying a cleansing Three Boys IPA Ale - or two 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 >
Shanghai wet market 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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Saffron Milk Caps/Pines (lactarius deliciosus) 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 >
Wye River General Store and Cafe 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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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. Our Shanghai correspondent, Mick Knuppel, resurfaces and reports on the TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Australasia Duck Run ... read more >
Felsina Singapore lunch crew - Giuseppe Mazzocolin, proprietor-winemaker of the legendary Chianti estate, Fattoria Felsina (centre) - from left, Wong Chek Leng (Singapore Airlines Air-Sommelier), Richard Gene AKA Sir Richard (Executive Chef Aman Resorts), Alex Calabro (Sommelier and Propietor of Casa Tartufo) and Chris James (Chianti addict) 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 >
Needless waste at Singapore's Ghim Moh Food Centre 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 >
Books for Cooks - www.booksforcooks.com.au Our Wandering Palate Melbourne correspondent, Matthew Wilson, finds himself in gourmet nirvana and arguably the best Cookbook store in the World. ... read more >
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), as they officially known 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 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 >