eating the rainbow: white

WHEN ESTABLISHING the “rules” by which I would eat the rainbow one colour at a time I came upon a sticking point. There are many basic compounds of a dish that are white; garlic, onion and flour, to name but a few. Yes it is possible to create delicious foods without these ingredients – as … Continue reading

the fish tacos of mexico: part 1

FISH TACOS. It was these two words that governed the direction of many a meal that my companion and I had whilst travelling in Mexico We would start with a craving for fish tacos, and then, once seated at our chosen establishment, we would order away as our hearts desired. Comparisons were made and discussions naturally … Continue reading

blue sky big birds

     LAZILY opening an eye to look out for the next cloud upon a big blue canvas, an unforgettable silhouette is spied. Bringing its own misshaped shade along for the ride, the big bird fleetingly obliterates the sun. Soaring and searching, battling the breeze, this silent bomber is on a mission: to find and retrieve. … Continue reading

travel bite: the food of Burma

APPARENTLY Burmese food has a bad rep. I was told of this by the Lonely Planet. However overall both mine and others’ personal experiences were of the opposite persuasion. (Bar the ‘cheeseburger’ that was all artificial cheese slice but no burger. But then again why should the Burmese know how to make burgers when their … Continue reading

what was it about Burma?

IT IS inevitable that you will ask or be asked the mother of all questions when travelling: “Where has been your favourite country?” It crops up on a regular basis when wandering your way through the world. And of course this query is never complete without the subsequent “Why?”. On my part I try to mix … Continue reading

travel bite: Bagan, Burma

YOU can smell the earth awakening from its sleep, unfurling before the coming sun. Early morning buzzing sounds begin, birds caw and the echoes of crickets and squeaks of squirrels can be heard. A gentle dawn chorus of tweeting follows. Young dogs play in the dry earth of fields. A horse, anchored to its cart, … Continue reading

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