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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Vietnamese Pancakes

Vietnam is a street food wonder.  Throughout the country you will find tasty morsels on every corner.  A name you will often see advertised on signs as a snack … [Read more...]

The Jewels of Xinjiang

The past month, all over the Asian continent, has been one of lively festivities as people celebrated the Lunar New Year and welcomed the Year of the Snake.  … [Read more...]

Chile’s Solar Restaurants

In the Elqui valley, located in the  heart of Chile's Atacama desert, lies a trend that is not only good for the planet, but also good for our bellies.  A group … [Read more...]

Shanghai Dumplings

A traditional breakfast in Shanghai is dumplings and the Shanghainese take their dumplings very seriously.  Dumplings of all varieties are a quick satisfying … [Read more...]

Cooking School Nightmare

I'm a sucker for a cooking class and I've taken my fair share.  Wherever I'm visiting, I usually check the possibilities of learning to make the local cuisine.  … [Read more...]