Old Spice – Part One

February 25, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  When the three of us arrived to pick up Mark 1, we were excited and eager to be on our way to the adventure ahead, only to find him resplendent in dressing gown, bare […]

Panino

December 8, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Italy does not do ordinary, Italy does just about everything -including life itself- with entusiasmo, passione, amore and stile. This is especially so when it comes to food and to sharing food with family and […]

Master Meng

September 24, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Master Meng Internationally, Luu Meng is Cambodia’s most recognizable chef and is regularly visited by global celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdaine. Locally, he has earned the respect and admiration of his […]

When the Levy Breaks

September 11, 2013 Darren Gall 0

We all go a little mad at this time of year, don’t we? I’ve had enough of being wet through, caught out in yet another deluge. I’ve had enough of getting splattered with mud and […]

El Phnom Penh

September 11, 2013 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh has taken on a decidedly Latin flavour recently with several new Spanish restaurants and Tapas Bars opening in the capitol and ‘Tapas’ menus even appearing in decidedly non-Spanish venues eager to take […]

Asia Noir

September 10, 2013 Darren Gall 0

There is no written law that decries you must drink a certain wine with a certain dish or, that wine consumption has to be accompanied by any food at all. There are also no laws […]

For Canard

August 22, 2013 Darren Gall 0

I absolutely adore ducks; I’ve nibbled on their webs and sucked on their tongues in Chinese palaces. I’ve even eat their livers “with some fava beans and a nice Chianti” in Italian cucinas. Just about […]

Days of Wine and Spices

August 22, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Darren Gall, puts out the fire of spice in his mouth with the requisite wines. “The year was 1968. We were on recon in a steaming Mekong Delta. An overheated private removed his flak jacket, […]

Khmer Cuisine & Wine

August 22, 2013 Darren Gall 0

Khmer cuisine is one of the world’s oldest living cuisines and one of the most resilient on the planet. Spices are often exquisite in quality yet restrained and understated in their use. Regional flavours and […]

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