The Gift of Good Food: A Love Story

I could’ve been no older than twelve when I had my first taste of Thai food. Family friends were considering opening their own restaurant and Natti, a powerhouse of a woman in every conceivable way, wanted to get a feel for public opinion when it came to her cooking. And so it was that a […]

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Quite the Mouthful: Mina Holland’s The Edible Atlas

When perusing the shelves of my favourite local book store, Mina Holland’s was a no brainer for me. The Edible Atlas: Around the World in 39 Cuisines. I love food and flavours of elsewhere and I love books. It promised to deliver a killer combo for me. I naturally performed my opening line test: “When we […]

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The Life of an Anarchist Baker

So I like films. Like a lot. And sure, I can wax lyrical with Tarantino fans. And sure, I can sip away on bubbles with a bowl of cherries and spend lazy Sunday afternoons with a little foreign film, so don’t even get me started on Volver.  But I just don’t have it in me […]

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What you need to know about Charlie

Ok, I have a friend, right…. Charlie… When I hear a metal trolley wheeling its way down my street, I instinctively look over to check if it is Charlie passing through my ‘hood! The first time I made Charlie some fried beans and eggs and toast and a mug of Ricoffy, he told me, “God […]

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Harumi Kurihara… My Saviour! (Or, The Art of Simplicity)

I thought of an old blog post of mine yesterday, on a book reviewing blog I used to have, Attic Door Loves Books, during my student days, working weekends at Fogarty’s Bookshop. I thought it, now in these desperate times of inflation on the rise, all the more relevant… I hope you will take its […]

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