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The Funnelworthy List (Winter 2017)

The Funnelworthy List (Winter 2017)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in The FunnelWorthy Lists | No Comments

Our monthly dose of Food for Thought. A collection of favourites to read, eat, make and explore. On my reading list this month – this, this and this. How doughnuts made Nora Ephron feel patriotic in 1997. Curious about how other people stock their food? Can’t get enough fridge porn. The story of Hong Kong’s […]

Ortigia Arancini

Ortigia Arancini

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | No Comments

The island of Ortigia smells like the sea and the intense heat of summer carries with it a scent of soil, of volcanic ashes and hot ancient bricks. As we weave through the narrow alleyways of the Giudecca neighbourhood, you can hear waves crashing against the city’s salty walls, competing against the television sounds of the […]

Kyoto: From Day into Night

Kyoto: From Day into Night

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Travelogue | No Comments

We arrived in Kyoto under the rain. Yet even under the grey skies and the dampness hanging in the air, there is something ethereal about Kyoto. On the Haruka train into the city from Kansai Airport, the buildings were rather uninspiring and frankly the architecture veered towards the ugly, but once you step into the […]

The Challenging Task of Devouring Kyoto

The Challenging Task of Devouring Kyoto

You know that any trip to Japan has only one fundamental mission right? To eat, to eat and to eat more. You can be distracted by stunning temples and loud fashion statements, but really the only obstacle to fulfilling culinary ecstasy is how much time you have and well, maybe how far you are able […]

The Funnelworthy List (Into Summer 2017)

The Funnelworthy List (Into Summer 2017)

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in The FunnelWorthy Lists | One Comment

Our monthly dose of Food for Thought. A collection of favourites to read, eat, make and explore. “For Darkness restores what the light cannot repair…” – from “On Love” by Joseph Brodsky  Must read for everyone really – How to raise a feminist son.  What is cooler than Black Cake from Emily Dickinson’s kitchen?  Always […]

Blueberry Tsingtao B33R Waffles

Blueberry Tsingtao B33R Waffles

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 3 Comments

There is nothing quite like a Belgian waffle straight from a van on the street of Brussels. Yes Belgium is famous for its beer, frites and chocolates, all justified in their stellar reputation, but sometimes these ridiculously decadent yet simple waffles are overlooked. Also I’m not that much of a beer drinker, though I would […]

The Funnelworthy List (April 2017)

The Funnelworthy List (April 2017)

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in The FunnelWorthy Lists | 6 Comments

Our monthly dose of Food for Thought. A collection of favourites to read, eat, make and explore. This is MY new word.  The sad destruction of where I spent way too much time drinking in Beijing.  At times annoying, this book had me in tears half way through. And this is on my guilty beach […]

Mount Wellington Easter Pavlova

Mount Wellington Easter Pavlova

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | No Comments

While everyone is building up their chocolate egg collection this time of year and here in Hong Kong, desperately trying to keep them from melting in the heat and humidity, I was dreaming of something entirely different. An Easter Pavlova. And since in this weather, it would be culinary suicide for me to even attempt […]

A Day at Sea on a Lamu Dhow

A Day at Sea on a Lamu Dhow

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Travelogue | 8 Comments

The sea is still quiet in the morning; slowly waking up from its busy night of dreaming among the waves and the pull of the moon. We walk to the beach from Mkoko House, our eyes heavy with sleep, our moods picking up the pace; excited for our day on water. The dhow is hovering […]

The Funnelworthy List (March 2017)

The Funnelworthy List (March 2017)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in The FunnelWorthy Lists | One Comment

Our monthly dose of Food for Thought. A collection of favourites to read, eat, make and explore. When I feel like I miss hanging out in magical bookstores and getting lost in unknown books, I look at things like this, this and the Book Materiality Project.  New cookbooks I am excited about! One inspired by road trip […]