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    Eating out in China, Part Four: Shanghai

    by  • 04/02/2015 • Musings • 0 Comments

    Baked snapper, salad, kale, almonds, Saltvand at Henkes, Shanghai

    Shanghai was the final stop on my lengthy China trip that began in Chengdu. There’s something about Shanghai that switched on the European bulb in my vision of dining. Perhaps it was when I crossed the river from Pudong (where I was staying at the Mandarin Oriental, home of Richard Ekkebus’ Shanghai outpost), came...

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    Eating out in China, Part Two: Xian

    by  • 12/01/2015 • Musings • 0 Comments

    Assorted dumplings, Dumplings feast at De Fa Chang, Xian, China

    Three days after hitting the tarmac at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, I had packed my bags again and was off to Xian on assignment for Higher View. I’ve never been to Xian, and knew very little of what the city had to offer; beyond the very obvious terracotta warriors. And, to be honest, I...

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    There’s always a toast at a Georgian supra

    by  • 03/12/2014 • Musings, Photoblog • 2 Comments

    Grilled fish in Georgia

    It’s been a while since I was in Georgia. More than three years in fact. The purpose of my trip was to discover Georgia as a wine region, centred around the first Qvevri Wine Symposium. Alongside this, I visited some of the country’s most revered wineries and wine making monasteries to uncover what’s often said...

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