Foraged Goods

September 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Forage: verb: (of a person or animal) to search for food. To hunt, search, rummage around, root about, scavenge for provisions. A few decades back, when agriculture began to become industrialized, mechanized, chemically treated […]

Occitanian Masterpiece

August 26, 2016 Darren Gall 0

An Englishman, A Belgian and an Aussie walk into a French Bistro… Anyone who has read the works of Peter Mayle or admired the aching beauty and incandescent palette of Van Gogh’s paintings around Arles […]

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 […]

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, […]

La Vie En Rose

July 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Is rose in vogue in Cambodia? In wine markets around the world, rose has been gaining ground in the wine popularity stakes for several years and there is evidence it is starting to take hold […]

The Brexistentialist

July 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

July is the month when the French celebrate ‘La fête nationale’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille, (14th of July 1789) the original celebration -held one year later- was meant to symbolize the unity displayed […]

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 […]

Fortify my Soul

June 10, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Captivated by the golden era of British film, when gentleman would retire to the library for port and cigars, I eagerly accepted an invitation to La Casa del Habano for an evening pairing various […]

Liquid Gold

May 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

There are few spirits that stir the emotions like Rum: light or dark it is the drink of patriots and revolutionaries alike. Here in Phnom Penh, in the warren like lanes of the Bassac district, […]

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