Masala-roasted pumpkin salad with halloumi and rocket

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One of the most often-quoted bits of linguistic trivia is the fact that the Inuit peoples have more words for snow that any other language – somewhere between 50 and 100, depending on which languages you include in your survey (to be fair, these words refer to both ice and snow!).  At the other extreme, […]

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A Brazilian supper club with Tilda rice

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I remember when it was announced that the next host nation for the FIFA World Cup was to be Brazil.  On the faces of my Brazilian friends I saw the same eye-rolling mixture of boredom and scepticism that my own face had adopted when it was announced that South Africa was to host the 2010 FIFA […]

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A foodie walking tour of Hong Kong

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There are many ways to discover a new city.  You can spend months before your arrival reading every book about your destination that you can lay your hands on. Or you can visit its museums and palaces.  Or you can take an open-topped bus tour and see as many of the sights as you can […]

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Spicy rainbow chard on creamy polenta

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I can always spot them.  So can you.  And who are they? The cool kids. You know, they are the ones that everyone wants to hang out with; that everyone wants to have their picture taken with; the ones that hog all the front pages and win all the popularity contests.  It just doesn’t seem […]

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Saturday Snapshots #293

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The inscrutable smile of the sea-lion – Santa Cruz  wharf, May 2014

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Chop Shop Haymarket: Sunday rib chop review

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I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up back in South Africa, Sunday lunch was A Big Deal in our house. It seemed that all my friends’s families had some sort of tradition around Sunday lunch:  this one’s family always braaied (barbecued); this one’s family always went out to lunch at the […]

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Saturday Snapshots #292

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  This chap lives in Changi airport, Singapore – the only airport in the world with a butterfly house on the premises – Singapore, July 2014

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