Category Archives: Eating out

Delicious French dining forays, October 2016

In an earlier post, I described a phenomenon, which I call ‘palate-lag’, in which foods that usually please your palate, taste bland for up to two weeks after you return from a foreign country. If you too would like to … Continue reading

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Capital cooking: eating out, in and around Canberra

Maggie and I enjoy visiting Canberra but, to use that well-worn phrase, we wouldn’t want to live there. Like some other cities built from scratch in the 20th century to house national governments and their agencies, it has a reputation … Continue reading

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Jet lag? Pfft! Wait ’til palate lag gets you!

At 3pm on Friday 16 September, Maggie and I boarded a train in the French city of Rouen, to commence our return journey to Melbourne. 32 hours later, at 7am Melbourne-time on Sunday the 18th, we wrangled our luggage and … Continue reading

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Planes, trains and automobiles … and a longship …

… will soon (10 sleeps!) be taking us to, and around, north-western parts of Europe. The first plane will take us from Melbourne to Dubai, where we will spend 48 hours. We have a short list of, mostly, inexpensive sight-seeing, … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: stunningly delicious lunch

The dining highlight of our three-day visit to the Barossa Valley was lunch at fermentAsian, a restaurant that specialises in the flavours of South East Asia, applied to local ingredients. The chef, Tuoi Do is Vietnamese and the sommelier and … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: from Henschke to Seppeltsfield

This is the first in a short series of posts about our recent visit to the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine region. We had identified the Barossa as somewhere we would like to explore together one day. Maggie had … Continue reading

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In-digest, week ending 7 June 2015

I am writing this on a Tuesday; we had a public holiday yesterday, so Maggie was home and we spent much of the day in our kitchen. As we do. However, I did have just enough time to write the … Continue reading

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