Archive For April 2012

The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea

The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea

I am an unashamed supporter of The Dorchester. It’s iconic and has endured – it’s been around for decades, since the start of the 1930s, and its façade still reflects those striking and chiselled architectural features of the Art Deco era. The Dorchester is a vision of pale grey but its colourful and ever-changing front…

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Cinnamon Soho review

Cinnamon Soho review

Got a familiar ring about it? London has been called many things in its long and sometimes illustrious history. Londinium given by the Romans, and Old Smokey in song lyrics; and now it’s Cinnamon Town due to the delicious flourishing of Cinnamon restaurants including Cinnamon Soho! This is the latest in that small chain and…

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The Ultimate Nepalese Cook Book

The Ultimate Nepalese Cook Book

“Bravest of the brave, most generous of generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you.” – Sir Ralph Turner, quoted on the Gurkha Memorial in London. I am pleased that The Ultimate Nepalese Cook Book is a creditable and attractive volume. I always endeavour to give honest and positive reviews and I very…

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Livwise – Easy recipes for a healthy, happy life

Livwise – Easy recipes for a healthy, happy life

I know what you are thinking and I was thinking the same. This is going to be a book full of the author’s noble intentions. There will be lots of green food and recipes for dishes that must do you good as you sure wouldn’t eat them for the fun of it. Add to that…

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The Complete Book of Korean Cooking

The Complete Book of Korean Cooking

I am convinced that Korean food will be the next big food trend. It has an appealing mix of tongue-tingling spice, light freshness and an array of textures. It’s generally low in fat and high in fibre so will be welcomed by all of us who enjoy robust flavours but yet seek healthful meals. The…

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Kaya Toast – a Singapore tradition, and the Ya Kun Kaya Toast Coffeestall

Kaya Toast – a Singapore tradition, and the Ya Kun Kaya Toast Coffeestall

I had been given plenty of advice about celebrated dishes and even drinks to try when I visited Singapore. Laksa and Gin Slings were high on every list, but nobody mentioned toast. It doesn’t sound very exotic. Not something one would spend 12 hours travel time to try. Toast is toast is toast, isn’t it?…

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