Category Archives: Eating out

Norwegian fish soup, with a Danish twist

In mid-June 2018, Maggie and I flew into Bergen, Norway, after spending eight delightful days in the Scottish highlands. We had booked two nights’ accommodation in the old centre of Bergen, ahead of a cruise that would take us along … Continue reading

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From Laos, via Da Nang: Duck larb (we larv it!)

In September 2008, Maggie and I flew to Rome to join a coach tour of Italy; it was our first overseas trip together. We met our tour guide – Marco the Magnifico – on the evening before the tour commenced. … Continue reading

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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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