Awkward Teens

April 17, 2017 Darren Gall 0

For Bordeaux the teen years of the 21st century have generally been awkward, somewhat difficult and definitely challenging for their parents and guardians to nurture and coax the best out of. The new Millennium started […]

Oneirology – Bottling Dreams

April 4, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “Insight such as this falls to one’s lot but once in a lifetime.” -Sigmund Freud, (Die Traumdeutung)   In ancient Chinese history there are writings of two types of dreaming, one where the soul […]

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 […]

The Gris of the Matter

March 20, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  Pinot Gris is one of my favourtie white wines and a glass of chilled, cool climate, New World, Pinot Gris is showing itself to be one of the most interesting, complex and enjoyable white […]

Winemaking on the Edge

February 24, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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