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

eating the rainbow, one colour at a time…

AS A CHILD my mother instilled in me the need to add colour to every meal. At dinner time a sprig of parsley or dill (mine was a Polish household) would be added to my plate with a flourish, accompanied by the declaration “That’s better, now we have colour on our plates!”. This notion of … 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

best of the rest: Vietnam

SPEEDING between coffee plantations, lime coloured butterflies energetically swarm. Cicadas throb; silk worms noisily munch upon their mulberry leaves. The Virgin Flower’s fern-like arms fold down, fronds pulled in tight upon a foreign body’s touch. Along a raised ledge of grasshopper-green rice paddies, tops twinkling yellow, a woman in shocking pink walks. Floating villages, local markets.  Gushing waterfalls, … Continue reading

a small tale of two cities Pt. 2: Saigon

on my plate: green things…

GREEN things. They seem to be cropping up on my plate a lot these days. Hot, cold; smooth, crunchy. Savoury and sweet. First up, there’s a Pea, Lemon and Mint Soup, offering a subtle blend of flavours. I preferred it cold, though beware not to add the parmesan until thoroughly chilled if choosing this option, as otherwise you … Continue reading

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