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Gimlet Interior
Australia / Melbourne

Gimlet – Great space, great food

Gimlet – Introduction Gimlet by Andrew McConnell is certainly a great addition to the Melbourne dining scene. It is housed in Cavendish House, a striking building that has been sensitively restored to its former glory to produce a restaurant with interesting spaces that seems to work flawlessly. The team on […]

Melbourne Embla
Melbourne / Australia

Melbourne – Great places to eat and drink

Melbourne – Introduction Melbourne has a rich history of food and wine. It has reaped the rewards of the waves of migration that have enriched the food landscape making it a world leader in areas such as coffee and wine. Melbourne also serves as one of our first ports of […]

Public Wine Shop
Australia / Melbourne

Public Wine Shop – Great Food and Wine

Public Wine Shop – Introduction Public Wine Shop is a wonderful addition to the Melbourne food and wine scene. It is a natural extension of the natural wine importing business of Campbell Burton and Charlotte Ryan who were early adopters of the unstoppable trend towards wines without additives. We first […]

Tokyo bar Winestand Waltz
Japan

Tokyo – Great places to eat and drink

Tokyo – Introduction Tokyo wasn’t on our radar for the first twenty or so years that we travelled the world being foodtourists. However, let us give you a warning! If you go to Tokyo once you will get so entranced you will want to return time and time and time […]

Brawn Restaurant, London
London / United Kingdom

London – Great places to dine and wine

London – Introduction London is a good place to find interesting food and there are some great places to eat and drink especially where they have embraced natural wine. There are restaurants in every quarter of the city of London but we usually stick to the eastern part of the […]

Paris Verre Vole
France / Paris

Paris – Great places to eat and drink

Paris – Introduction The attraction of Paris never wanes for the food lover! The best places to eat classic dishes are always exciting to revisit. There are always new places to try. There are now places that are taking coffee seriously and searching out beans that have been treated with […]

Climate change - whale hunting petroglyphs
Climate change

Climate change – the important role of phytoplankton and whales

Climate change – Introduction to the oceans: A story about whales and climate change by Sue Dyson and Roger McShane In this story we will try to explain two issues relating to climate change. The second issue is one that is often discussed and the first is rarely spoken of, […]

The Art of Eating
Cookbooks

The Art of Eating by Ed Behr

The Art of Eating – Introduction The Art of Eating by Ed Behr is a compilation of his fascinating articles from the long-running newsletter (the subtitle to this book is The First 25 Years) that we have subscribed to for many years. The range of topics he and his co-writers […]

Provence - The Beautiful Cookbook
Cookbooks / France / Provence

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook

Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook – Introduction Provence – The Beautiful Cookbook by Richard Olney is a ‘coffee table’ book that looks good but also contains solid, well-structured recipes that capture the essence of Provence. We normally overlook ‘beautiful’ books because they often fail to deliver rigour and authenticity, however […]

Commander's Kitchen
Cookbooks / United States

Commander’s Kitchen by Ti Martin and Jamie Shannon

Commander’s Kitchen – Introduction First, we need to tell you something about the Commander’s Palace restaurant before delving into the book. Commander’s Palace is a restaurant that made us change our mind about Creole food in New Orleans. This restaurant is very special. It is large, it is expensive, it […]