Just Ducks front cover Just Duck  The Farm | The Chefs | The Cookbook by Jodi and Greg Clarke (Great Ocean Ducks) Photography: Andy Zakeli www.greatoceanducks.com greatoceanducks@bigpond.com Notwithstanding my complete and utter fascination with all things 'Duck', here is the PEREFCT Christmas gift--for anyone-- and for those who love cooking, especially ducks! ... read more >
Christmas Day at the Beach a la Terry Chellappah My good friend Terry Chellappah, a true Wandering Palate and contributor to our website, reports in from Kilcarnup Beach in Margaret River, Western Australia. He signals the weather is PERFECT as was the line-up of Champagne’s and those funny, salty little black eggs that come in a tin. Good to see that he is celebrating Christmas in style, and certainly ... read more >
Chef Julien Bompard - Le Saint Julien Le Saint Julien, Singapore’s finest dining room and the most wholesome, classic French cuisine you will find in Asia has just circulated their festive season set menus, covering Friday 23rd, Christmas Eve Saturday 24th, Christmas Day and New Year Eve. ... read more >
Many bottles of wines These suggestions are purely personal and what we will be enjoying at the Wandering Palate Christmas table, although you are most welcome to follow the recommendations, or drop me a line if you need advice on your selection or sourcing. ... read more >
Jean-Baptise Geoffrey Blanc de Rosé Champagne The Wandering Palate is heading to our Melbourne residence for the festive season and preparations for the Christmas day feast are already well in hand. Priority of course is procuring the appropriate turkey, and I can tell you after enduring a commercial frozen turkey from the USA for the last three years here in Singapore, we are looking forward to ... read more >
Preserving open wine So what do you get the wine enthusiast who seemingly has everything for Christmas? WINESAVE of course – so they can start their very own wine bar at home! With the very nature of wine appreciably less intimidating nowadays and a growing familiarity amongst the populace, a glass of wine is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life around the ... read more >
Burghound Vosne Romanee vineyard panaroma ‘The Pearl of the Côte – the Great Wines of Vosne-Romanée’ - Allen Meadows of Burghound.com Notwithstanding this touchstone book is the perfect Christmas present for Burgundy and pinot noir lovers, or all wine enthusiasts for that matter, it is imperative reading for anyone wanting to better understand the deep complexities of Burgundy and more specifically, the pinnacle of the ... read more >
Luke Mangan at home and in the mood The Wandering Palate shouts celebrity Chef, Luke Mangan lunch at the Adam Park Food Court, total bill S$21. Where do you go when one of world’s most celebrated chef’s drops in to Singapore and says, “Let’s have lunch”!  Take him to a hawker stall of course, for some wholesome local food. And that’s precisely what we did, heading to my ... read more >
Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese from Jura Mountains, France As we approach Christmas, one of my favourite cheeses comes in to production, Vacherin Mont d'Or - a exquisite washed-rind cow's milk cheese from the Jura Mountains, France. Only made in the winter months and perfectly timed for Christmas table after the turkey, it is presented in a spruce-wood box that keeps the cheese from oozing all over the place. ... read more >
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Winebar With the very nature of wine appreciably less intimidating nowadays and a growing familiarity amongst the populace, a glass of wine is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life around the world. Today’s more self-assured, open-minded wine consumer has a considerably larger vinous world to explore with a myriad of regions, varieties and styles. As any wine marketer will acknowledge, ... read more >
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