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Brisbane East St outside Snack Man
Brisbane

Brisbane – Exciting Eating and Drinking

Brisbane – An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Over the past decades we have made many trips to Brisbane to sample the food and drinks without being too excited about many of the venues. We have also noticed the continuous encroachment on the CBD and surrounding areas of ugly, too-high […]

Snack Man Brisbane
Brisbane

Snack Man – Delicious Chinese Food

Snack Man – Introduction On our first visit to Brisbane in a number of years, one of the highlights of our visit was discovering Snack Man in Fortitude Valley and the story of the people behind this exciting, busy venue. First the setting. You reach Snack Man from East Street […]

Yuan Mei The Way of Eating
China / Cookbooks

Yuan Mei – Fascinating Cookbook from 18th Century China

Yuan Mei – China Cookbook Author Yuan Mei was born in 1716 (in the famous lakeside city of Hangzhou) and died just short of the end of the century in 1798. He is regarded as one of China’s great poets, but he also spent much of his life (especially from […]

Longjing tea plantation where our leaves were picked
China / Hangzhou

Longjing Tea: An amazing trip to remember

Longjing tea – Introduction Our quest for finding great tea has been an ongoing obsession for many years. Whenever we have been in Asia we have sought out the best tea merchants to explore their offerings whether it be white tea, green tea, yellow tea, black tea, oolong tea or […]

Gelato Messina Brisbane
Food store / Brisbane

Gelato Messina – Great Sorbets and Ice Creams

Gelato Messina – Introduction Gelato Messina is a small outlet just off James Street in Fortitude Valley selling ice creams and sorbets made with care from good ingredients. Gelato Messina is a shop we first became acquainted with in NSW where they now have many outlets. They have also now […]

Ruchotte sign
France

Le Ferme de la Ruchotte – Great Farm Produce

Ruchotte – Introduction La Ferme de la Ruchotte is a gourmet paradise in the hills behind the city of Beaune in Burgundy. The farm is a source of much of their produce which is cooked with skill and flair. Their vegetables are picked fresh from the garden and there are […]

Deep Coffee Marseille
Marseille / Coffee

Deep – Fantastic Coffee in Marseille

Deep in Marseille – Introduction In our story about coffee called The Fascinating Story of Coffee we wrote about how France has been very slow to embrace premium coffee. We proposed a couple of reasons that included their colonial history where many of the countries they occupied grew the less […]

Le Canon
France

Le Canon – Stunning Produce

Le Canon – Introduction Le Canon in Nice is a great place to find expertly cooked food of great provenance and a stellar list of natural wines from throughout France chosen by owner Sébastien Perinetti. But it is more than a restaurant, you can also drop in here at any […]

Dreamin' Man Logo
Paris

Dreamin’ Man: Amazing Coffee

Dreamin’ Man : Introduction Dreamin’ Man is a tiny venue with only a few tables and stools, but it serves some of the best pour-over coffee and espresso cups in the city. It is only a few minutes walk from the Place de la République in the rue Amelot which […]

Chez Serge Carpentras
France

Chez Serge: Great Food in Carpentras

Carpentras Chez Serge is a restaurant in Carpentras, a town that takes a while to fully understand due to its age and recent expansion. There is a central old part of the town with its narrow streets and ancient buildings. This is a very old town as it was mentioned […]