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 […]

A Penis Story

March 27, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  In researching my latest book on Cambodian Street Food, I have headed out on numerous expeditions to visit food stalls, roadside restaurants and pavement kitchens all over the capitol. Usually the modus operandi is […]

Soba Thoughts

February 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  I could be sitting in one of those little hole-in-the-wall noodle bars in the subterranean arteries of the Tokyo Metro subway, instead I am seated in a concrete box that abuts the pavement on […]

Wine for the Thanks

November 22, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It’s November and that means Americans all over the world are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the eleventh month. In 1620, a small ship called […]

A Roaring Good Curry

October 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

India is bathed in light right now, the 30th of October sees the commencement of Diwali, The festival of light, a time when Hindus, Jains and Sikhs on the sub-continent and the Indian diaspora throughout […]

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. […]

Gimme Shelter

October 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh is becoming a bit of a Tim magnate, the other day my food supplier friend Tim called to invite me and another chef named Tim to a food tasting prepared by a […]

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, […]

Soul Food

September 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

September in Cambodia is all about Pchum Ben, a Buddhist observance that lasts for 15 days during mid-autumn of the Khmer chhankitek, (lunar) calendar, in the month of Phutrabot.  The festival is the most important […]

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