The Duke of Duck – Celebrating Villa Maria’s 50th vintage at Phnom Penh’s latest dinning hot spot, The Duck
Darren Gall MC's The Duck Villa Maria Dinner

Last year, Villa Maria Estate celebrated its 50th vintage; its first vintage, back in 1962 was off a single acre of grapes, vinified in a small shed in suburban Auckland. Read More >

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The Wandering Palate and Friends – Gerhard Markowitsch, Austria’s star Pinot Noir Producer and a feast of Peking Duck!
Gerhard Markowitsch - a sense of balance

Teaming up with Hermitage Wines and Michael Thurner, Austrian Fine Brands, the Wandering Palate brings you a most civilised Friday lunch with the man who arguably makes some of the best pinot noir on the planet, Gerhard Markowitsch from Austria http://www.markowitsch.at .

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The Duck Run – Maverick Wine Merchant Noel Young in Singapore
Noel Young at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck - yes the pictures a bit blury, as was the evening

Legendary English wine merchant, Noel Young, jetted into Singapore for a brief one night stopover, coming from Australia on-route back to the motherland and catching up with the Wandering Palate, over duck! Read More >

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For Canard – Our Cambodian Correspondent, Darren Gall, is Craving Duck
Singapore's Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Our Cambodia correspondent, Darren Gall, says all this talk of the duck run has him craving for canard as he shares his personal adoration and gourmand experiences. A jar of Nonya Curry is heading for Darren and we expect his next installment will add to the global ‘Duck Run’ migration.

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The Duck Run Picks Up Again, in Singapore
Duck Run - Cormie's smile of approval for wife's duck curry

The Duck Run picks up again in Singapore, this time with our good friend from Australia, Cormie, in town.

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For Canard – Our Wandering Palate Cambodia Correspondent on the Duck Run
Carving Peking Duck

Our Wandering Palate Cambodia correspondent, Darren Gall, says all this talk of duck has him craving for canard as he shares his personal adoration and gourmand experiences. A jar of Nonya Curry is heading for Darren and we expect his next installment will add to the global ‘Duck Run’ migration.

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Duck Run – Singapore – Terry Chellappah
Terry Chellappah - a man of considerable duck appetite

In case you have not been following the ‘Duck Run’, the Wandering Palates recipe for Thai Duck Curry has been gaining momentum around the world with ducks ‘on the run’ all over the place.

What began as an approbation of Kai Schubert’s www.schubert.co.nz enormous capacity for our Thai duck curry and the subsequently posting of the secret recipe, the story continues as gourmands around the planet share their gluttonous pleasure at the Wandering Palates table or in their own kitchens cooking up the said duck curry.

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The Mood before the Food – Langkawi Island, Malaysia – July 22nd

Expounding on a recurring question, “When dining in a restaurant, do you choose the wine then the food, or the food first then the wine”? Logically, the food would normally come first, assuming one is heading to a restaurant with a particular cuisine or flavour in mind.

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