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Land of Plenty
Cookbooks

Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop

Land of Plenty : A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop is an important book partly because it is written by someone who is clearly passionate about the subject. Fuchsia Dunlop spent time learning to master this cuisine at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu, the […]

Stephanie Alexander
Cookbooks

The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander Introduction The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander is one of those truly great cookbooks that rank alongside The Joy of Cooking and La Bonne Cuisine. Many people write about food, but there are few true food writers. Only a handful combine a deep understanding of and appreciation for […]

Simple French Food by Richard Olney
Cookbooks

Simple French Food by Richard Olney

Simple French Food – An Introduction Simple French Food by Richard Olney is a thoughtful, erudite and compelling book from one of the greatest food writers of the last century. Olney’s passion for French food and for simplicity in preparation and presentation shines through every page. Richard Olney deserves his […]

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 […]

Zuni Cafe by Judy Rodgers
Cookbooks

The detailed Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers

Background to Zuni Cafe Judy Rodgers launched incredibly detailed The Zuni Cafe Cookbook in 2002 and it became an instant success. Foodies everywhere immediately realised that this was a very significant and important publication. Zuni Cafe is a special place for us. It was established in 1979 by Billy West […]

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 […]

Ester from the outside
Sydney

Ester Restaurant: Great food, convivial atmosphere

Introduction to Ester Ester in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale is the perfect package. Beautifully cooked food, attentive service, interesting wines and a pleasant, understated space combine to make dining here a very enjoyable experience. The chef is Mat Lindsay whose cooking we first experienced (and thoroughly enjoyed) at […]

Path Tokyo
Japan

Path: Great pastries in Tokyo

Path is a small, yet inviting, restaurant in the Shibuya district of Tokyo that serves the most amazing pastries and coffee in the mornings along with more substantial fare so that you can have a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner here. The croissants and pain au chocolat are next level […]

Dutch Baby with savoury toppings
Recipes

Dutch Baby pancakes: Great for Breakfast

A Dutch Baby or Dutch Pancake is made from a simple mixture of flour, eggs and milk. However, it looks spectacular when it emerges from the oven.

France

La Merenda: Authentic Cuisine Nicoise

La Merenda, the restaurant of chef Dominique Le Stanc serves authentic Cuisine Nicoise (the cuisine of Nice) in his tiny restaurant in Nice.