Exploring Singapore’s amazing cultural diversity

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As we made our way along the crowded pavements on Serangoon Road in the stifling heat of a tropical Sunday mid-afternoon, tongues still tingling from the  spicy laksa we had at lunch, the words of a friend came back to me. “Singapore? Why would you go there?  It’s so… sterile and soulless!”  In the middle of this seething mass […]

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The Imperial, Chelsea

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When I was still a teenager, the Pet Shop Boys famously sang about East end boys and West end girls.  I had never been to London and I had no idea what the difference might be (other than that they clearly came from opposing compass points!) but I certainly got the sense that the West […]

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L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon London revisited

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As soon as people hear I have a food blog, one of the first questions they ask me is “so what’s your favourite restaurant in London?”.  The question is almost always followed by an embarrassed silence as I rack my brain to come up with somewhere that has at least a whiff of the hip, […]

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Sensationally simple beef ragu

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Love-hate relationships – we all have them.  Some of us have them with food, with religion, or with the gym.  I know people who have love-hate relationships with their family members, their pets, or even themselves.  People love and hate their jobs, their country’s government, their exes and their kids. These past few weeks, the […]

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Food photography & styling workshop – Vienna, 17-18 April 2015

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  Are you a keen traveller who loves to record your foodie adventures at restaurants and markets on camera? Or a food blogger who is frustrated by having an idea of the photos you want to take but never being able to capture the look you are after? Or maybe you are looking to up […]

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Launching the 2015 Bernard Loiseau Festival Culinare with Constance Hotels

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Unlike many teenagers, Bernard Loiseau knew from an early age what he wanted to do with his life, and that was cook.   At an age when other teenage boys are chasing girls and playing football, he was already an apprentice at the renowned La Maison Troisgros, a restaurant that has had three Michelin stars […]

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Halloumi, roasted grape & pecan salad

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So – 2015!  How on earth did that happen? My father once told me that the older he got, the more he tended not to remember individual years but rather just decades – and I am beginning to understand what he meant. The 1980s were high school and university; the 1990s were postgrad and the start […]

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