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 […]

Truffle Hog

January 23, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), preface to ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825) Truffles, those incredible little culinary luxuries that almost defy description, one […]

French Cheese Diplomacy

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It was fifty years ago last month that French President, General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 people. […]

Penh Noir

October 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  I do enjoy the organoleptic pleasure of a fine match between glass and dish and I am ever so prone to preferring certain wine styles in the dark, humid heat of the Cambodian night. […]

Spaghetti Eastern

October 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It has long been accepted history that Venetian trader Marco Polo brought noodles from the Silk Route to Italy and thus introduced Italians to an Eastern staple that would become their national dish. Marco Polo, […]

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 Midnight Special

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The ‘Misnomer of the Year’ a friend called it, indeed brunch is supposed to be about sleeping in very late on the weekend and then having a relaxed, decadent and somewhat boozy meal between breakfast […]

This Negroni Life

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 2

The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to New Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies way back in the […]

Lost World

May 29, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Sometimes, there are certain moments, certain meals that can be so serendipitously excellent you become convinced that unknown forces have conspired to bring you to a particular place, at a specific time, for a […]

A Gin fit for a Sling

March 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

London Gin has come a long way since the early 1700’s, when London Town was awash with cheap and nasty versions of a spirit nicknamed ‘Mother’s ruin’, portrayed as the wrong side of the tracks […]

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