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 […]

Ride the Red Bull

January 20, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  The Coonawarra wine region is centered around what is perhaps the most famous strip of soil in the entire country, a tiny rise on the once swamp land of South Eastern South Australia, just […]

The Little Red Rooster

December 31, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  January 28th 2017 is New Year’s Eve of the Chinese lunar calendar, heralding in the year of the Rooster. The Rooster is well represented in the world of wine, from the romantic notion of […]

Gira la Rueda

December 24, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Turn the Wheel   The Medoc Project The Rioja region is bound by the history of the Marqués de Murrieta estate, (1852) and the Marques de Riscal winery, (1858). Marques de Riscal laid the […]

Rios de Vino

December 21, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Espana Verde Spain’s best known wines are the powerful, robust red wines from regions like Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Valdepenas and Priorat along with the fortified Sherries of Jerez and the sparkling Cava from […]

The Telling

November 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

We are a quirky bunch, the loose band of long term expats in Phnom Penh, living contradictions with confounding habits and ridiculous routines. We meet change head on, take leaps of faith, embrace the new […]

Nectar of the Gods

October 27, 2016 Darren Gall 0

In the mythology of the ancient Hungarians, (the Magyars), the world is divided into three levels, the upper world, middle world and lower world. This is signified by the ‘Tree of Life’, whose canopy and […]

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 […]

Chile Rising

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Take one of Chile’s finest winemakers, a precocious young South African Chef and an imperial old Chinese House and something truly remarkable is bound to happen. Set on the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ and […]

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