Hangzhou Delights

Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is just an hour away on the speed train from Shanghai but is a world apart.  While many people are familiar with the … [Read more...]

Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash

Everyone loves a breakfast hash and this is a healthier spiced up version of the traditional potato and onion fry up.  Replacing  sweet potatoes for white ones … [Read more...]

Scouting Central Otago Wines

People are drawn to New Zealand for the natural beauty and the adventure that awaits them.  As an added bonus, the appeal of local Kiwi food and drink is … [Read more...]

Habanero Slaw

As summer knocks on the door it's time to lighten up and brighten up.  This salad is crisp ,refreshing and a chilihead's delight.  The true depth of flavor for … [Read more...]

A Taste of Tibet

Tibet is very high up on my list of places to visit and I'm hoping to make it there in the next few years.  While on a trip to Sichuan province I was able to … [Read more...]

Miso Udon

This is a quick-cooking, minimal preparation dish that ticks all the boxes for a comfort food.  Miso paste adds complexity, depth and nutritional value to any … [Read more...]

Peruvian Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate has fans the world over and I'm definitely among its biggest.  When the opportunity came for me learn how to make some from start to finish I jumped … [Read more...]

Black Millet Porridge

Porridge can take on many forms and is only limited by your imagination and access to ingredients.  Most of us think of the oatmeal variety when we visualize … [Read more...]

Japanese Karē

Curry is somewhat of an obsession in Japan.  Many of the regions and prefectures across the country boast their local interpretation of this favorite.  All … [Read more...]

Easy Chana Masala

Masala is a loose term used to define a combination of spices for flavoring a dish.  Most people are familiar with its use in Indian food, but masala can also … [Read more...]