Tom Yum paste has recently become a staple ingredient in my travelling box of foodie bits. I’m sure you all have a jar or two of Pathak’s curry paste and Mae Ploy Thai green curry paste in your fridges but do you have Tom Yum paste? You bloody should!

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When John’s House opened in late 2014, my mum’s village of Mountsorrel was all of a flutter. A fine dining restaurant up in the Stonehurst farmhouse? How exciting! When it was awarded a Michelin star the following year, things began to change. A Waitrose opened and now, they also have…

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I blame Melbourne’s incredible burger scene for my pot belly. Actually, scrap that. If I’m honest, I already had a pot belly. But I do blame Melbourne’s incredible burger scene for the extended edition of said pot belly which I’m now sporting.

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You might have heard of Potato Head Beach Club. There are several of them around the world – in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and pictured here: Bali. It’s a fun place to hang out, listen to music, dance, drink, swim and enjoy the views. As so—an avid supporter of all…

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“If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground” I couldn’t say it better myself.  I’m assuming that when American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson penned this famous quote he was looking well beyond his 19th-century existence. His crystal ball was turned to February 2017 and focused firmly…

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When you see a queue outside a bar or restaurant do you join it? Or do you walk away? For the last few months, we’ve seen the queue outside Shanghai Street in Melbourne’s chinatown and walked away. There is so much choice for dumplings that we never thought it worth…

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