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 […]

Grape Expectations

October 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  In September, just before the Pchum Ben break, wine Distribution Company Celliers d’Asie held an event they called ‘The Great Wine Experience’ and a great experience it must surely have been for the 500 […]

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, […]

Red Gold

October 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Certain grape varieties or wines have what might be termed a beneficial symbiosis with a particular patch of ground, an area where the soil and climate conspire to assist it more than others. I well […]

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 […]

The Iron Baron and the Blood of Jove

September 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  On September 24th, 1716 the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici, for the first time in history decided to demarcate those land parcels deemed especially ideal for the production of high quality wine. These […]

Bean Streets

September 15, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The modern concept of café culture is alive and well in Cambodia with the emergence of the successful local café chain Browns and the invasion of international franchises like Costa and Starbucks. There is also […]

The No. 22

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  A somewhat innocuous looking number the number 22, ‘Two Little Ducks’ as it is known in bingo halls. The Number 22 London bus takes you from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus and in Pokemon […]

The El Carnicero of Phnom Penh

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  The country of Uruguay in South America sits on the northern bank of the River Plate, there are four cows, (12 million) to every one person, (3 million) in the country. Uruguayan cattle is […]

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