• Musings

    There’s always a toast at a Georgian supra

    by  • 03/12/2014 • Musings, Photoblog • 1 Comment

    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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    Eating out in China, Part One: Chengdu

    by  • 30/10/2014 • Musings • 0 Comments

    Tofu and seaweed "fish", Vegan Restaurant, Chengdu

    Hello from China! But also goodbye, too, as I depart on Monday to head back to London. For the last two months or so, I’ve been based here looking for things; stories, flavours, memories (but definitely not my self). It’s been more than four years since I was last home. This time I wanted to...

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    Further exploration required: Tunisia

    by  • 17/01/2014 • Musings, Recipes • 4 Comments

    Man selling fish, Tunisia

    My final assignment of last year was Tunisia. Though I had previously sampled Tunisian cuisine in London, it was a country that I had no real pre-conceptions about. For me, the journey was all about the International Date Festival, an annual event now taking place in Kebili. (Read my post on following the Tunisian...

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    Family Xie Christmas 2013 lunch

    by  • 31/12/2013 • Menus, Musings, Photoblog • 0 Comments

    Cuttlefish with rice crisp, lemon mayo, smoked paprika salt, Qin Xie Christmas 2013

    Over the past year, and probably longer, I’ve been collecting menus from various dinners that I’ve been invited to. Some with photos, some with wine matches and some with just the bare bones. For me, it was an interesting exercise to see what restaurants, chefs and caterers think a well composed meal is. It...

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