Moti Mahal – Champagne and spice dinner with Gosset

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As every schoolboy knows, the only drink that should correctly be served with curry is beer.  Right?  Well, sort of.  It is true that beer does complement spicy food rather well and that you would struggle to go wrong if you ordered a beer with a curry.  And this is no random assertion:  the spices […]

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Saturday Snapshots #298

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Feed me, Seymour! Two-tone bromeliad, Singapore Botanic Gardens – September 2013

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Mustard-crusted pork chops with caramelised apple rings

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“Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love” No, not from a Shakespeare sonnet but, surprisingly, from the Bible (Song of Solomon 2:5, to  be exact) – a book more filled with food and drink references than you’d think.  It’s a very evocative phrase, and one of great beauty – so much so that […]

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9 tips for making the most of the Singapore Grand Prix

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  I grew up in a household where the weekends were set according to the clock of the Formula 1 racing schedule.  I could spell Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti before I turned ten; I knew my Jacky Ickx from my Jacques Lafitte; and I could identify Jody Scheckter’s Ferrari at a hundred paces .  You […]

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Axis @ One Aldwych restaurant

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An axis is defined as the imaginary line around which a body rotates – so for example the Earth’s axis is an imaginary line through the centre of the globe between the North and South Poles around which the Earth turns every 24 hours, providing us conveniently with day and night.  Situated almost exactly on […]

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Saturday Snapshots #297

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I love the nightlife – dusk over Singapore’s Marina Bay as seen from the Singapore Flyer, September 2013

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Oxtail and red wine potjie

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Photo courtesy and © Rosana McPhee 2014   Pop quiz:  what do all the following dishes have in common? Marmite Tagine Balti Cassoulet Tian Potjie They do not seem to be linked by nationality or even broad geographic region; nor does the link seem to be ingredient-related.  They do not share an alliterative first letter; […]

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