Chive Talking

May 15, 2017 Darren Gall 0

In 2013, the tranquil little expanse of lawn in front of the National Museum and beside the Royal Palace was transformed into its ceremonial function as a funerary complex called Veal Preah Meru, the sacred […]

Bean Streets

September 15, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The modern concept of café culture is alive and well in Cambodia with the emergence of the successful local café chain Browns and the invasion of international franchises like Costa and Starbucks. There is also […]

The El Carnicero of Phnom Penh

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  The country of Uruguay in South America sits on the northern bank of the River Plate, there are four cows, (12 million) to every one person, (3 million) in the country. Uruguayan cattle is […]

Straight Up, No Chaser

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh, late morning and I have an audience with the ruling monarch of Phnom Penh’s cocktail society, Jen Queen. The café is Feel Good, I get a sense we both come here regularly, […]

Pickle me Ginger

July 1, 2016 Darren Gall 1

Pickle me Ginger The dinner invitation came with its own title: ‘Nurture Your Culture’ and a sub-title for those, (me) who simply had no idea, it was apparently going to be a ‘Fermented Feast’, I […]

Banana Republic

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 1

Cambodians love to eat bananas and the ubiquitous tropical fruit, which has its origins in Southeast Asia, is an incredibly nutritious and healthy part of the local diet. Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin […]

Spice Temple

April 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Indonesian food is something I absolutely adore and recognize as one of the world’s great cuisines, fresh, vibrant, spicy, intense, colourful and delicious; they one of the great masters cuisines of spices. The Javanese have […]

Cambodia Sevenseas

April 14, 2016 Darren Gall 0

‘In ancient mythology, Cambodian people are said to have been born of the sea, created by a marriage amongst the gods.”   A new book by Darren Gall author of Urban Flavours and Cambodia’s most […]

Black Bambu

January 24, 2016 Darren Gall 1

  Black Bambu is a melting pot of many ingredients: a place where western cooking meets eastern spices, a coming together of people from different backgrounds to pursue a common goal and a focal point […]

For a Child’s Smile

November 17, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    Chateau Haut Blanville is a family owned winery in the Languedoc region of southern France. The winery sources its fruit from a number of vineyards and sub regions in the area, taking advantage […]

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