Michelin Chefs @ Home

At home since the coronavirus outbreak, many award-winning chefs such as Massimo Bottura, Jason Atherton, Eric Ripert and Giancarlo Perbellini  are using Instagram to highlight their culinary skills and also teach willing fans how to make simple dishes at home. To learn more and for an easy link to their Insta pages click here. Below photo from Massimo Bottura and cover image Jason Atherton.   Continue reading Michelin Chefs @ Home

Interview: Bonnae Gokson

Interviewing style icon, Bonnae Gokson, was a true pleasure. Passionate and creative, and with high attention to detail, she spoke about creating an ambience that resulted in the South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables 2020 Best Ambience award for Sevva. Running the venue like a five-star hotel – she has curated every single element, from the smallest to the largest. Click here to learn … Continue reading Interview: Bonnae Gokson

Dish Origin – Pavlova

Did Australia really plagiarise the pavlova recipe from New Zealand? Or does the beloved meringue-based dessert have its origins in royal Germanic kitchens? Find out what I discovered in this origin series article for South China Morning Post. Click here to read more. Spoiler alert below: this did not make it to the final article – New Research While we will have to wait until … Continue reading Dish Origin – Pavlova

Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest

Said to have anti-ageing properties, and to promote cell regeneration, boost immunity and enhance sex drive, edible bird’s nests have become popular with Chinese millennials. In my latest origin series for South China Morning Post I deep dive into this Chinese delicacy with a fascinating history dating back more than a thousand years ago. Continue reading Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest

Dish Origin – Gnocchi

I remember vividly the first time I ever had gnocchi that was befitting of the description, light and fluffy pillows. It was in Verona, at Locanda 4 Cuochi. So it was interesting to discover when researching this Gnocchi origin article (for SCMP) that Verona is not only the city of love, it is also the city of gnocchi. Continue reading Dish Origin – Gnocchi

Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun

I write the Hot Spots article for SCMP’s Good Eating Guide every issue and mostly I link it directly to the online version. This time however, I am including the original text below. Tai Kwun, an arts and heritage centre, occupying the former Central Police Station, is home to an interesting selection of restaurants, as is neighbouring Old Bailey Street. Aaharn Aaharn provides an exemplary … Continue reading Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun

24 Hours – Coastal East Bali

East Bali – the lesser visited part, is home to breathtaking scenery is at every turn, including majestic mountains, terraced rice paddies, cultural sites and stunning coastline. It is also home to the gorgeous Amankila, which I loved. 24 Hours East Bali is a guide of what to do, eat and see that I wrote for AsiaSpa magazine, click Here to read more. Continue reading 24 Hours – Coastal East Bali