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 […]

Marlborough Country

November 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Many wine critics, judges and connoisseurs believe that the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand has such a special affinity for the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety that it produces the very finest examples of the […]

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 […]

French Cheese Diplomacy

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It was fifty years ago last month that French President, General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 people. […]

Penh Noir

October 13, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  I do enjoy the organoleptic pleasure of a fine match between glass and dish and I am ever so prone to preferring certain wine styles in the dark, humid heat of the Cambodian night. […]

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, […]

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