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Food Volunteering Melbourne

Food Volunteering Melbourne

    We are very privileged to be living lives where our worries include what new restaurant we’ll try next. For some people less fortunate than us, we all know this is just not on the radar. Volunteering in our home town or while travelling abroad can give us perspective on the real challenges facing...
Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School

Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School

One of Thailand’s most famous dishes – Pad Thai   CHIANG MAI THAI FARM COOKING SCHOOL Cost: 1500 THB (full day cooking course) Inclusions: Accommodation pick up, market tour, cooking class, 6 dishes, lunch, complimentary water and tea, recipe book) Reservations: thaifarmcooking@gmail.com   The Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School is a fantastic experience for foodies in...
Street Life in Phitsanulok

Street Life in Phitsanulok

  STREET LIFE IN PHITSANULOK In July we will be coming up to two years living in Phitsanulok (pronounced Pis-an-oo-lok). Unless you’ve been here (which is highly unlikely), the odds are this is the first time you’ve heard of it. Both a city and a province, Phitsanulok is a key part of the lower north...
Learning the Art of Hygge

Learning the Art of Hygge

  LEARNING THE ART OF HYGGE There is a good chance that at some point last year (2016), you heard the term ‘hygge’. Perhaps you stumbled upon an article or a book about it. In fact, the latter is highly likely. According to the Guardian, 2016 saw nine book releases with hygge in the title....
Podcasts For Your Playlist

Podcasts For Your Playlist

  PODCASTS FOR YOUR PLAYLIST For anyone that knows me well, I without a doubt would have brought up the subject of Podcasts and/or audio books (too) many times. I get motion sickness when reading on public transport or in the car so I am a huge fan of audio. I was a very fast adopter because...
Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) by Tessa Kiros

Sweet Potato Cake – image by Manos Chatzikonstantis   This is another beautiful recipe shared with us by Tessa Kiros in her Foodie Profile Q&A with us here. It features in her most recent cookbook release, Provence to Pondicherry.  Have you made Tessa’s Gâteaux de Patate Douce (Sweet Potato Cake) recipe? Tell us about it in the comments.  ...
Foodie Profile: Tessa Kiros

Foodie Profile: Tessa Kiros

  I was gifted my first Tessa Kiros cookbook in 2004. It was called Falling Cloudberries. The cover was so colourful and striking, just a snapshot of what was to be revealed in the book’s coming pages. More recently I spotted Tessa’ latest release, Provence to Pondicherry and was so enchanted by the recipes, travel and...
A Weekend in Hong Kong

A Weekend in Hong Kong

  Where do I start about our weekend in Hong Kong? This was my first visit and I was absolutely blown away. Our trip was only three and a half days (basically a weekend) in mid-August, and although we had a relaxed approach to what chose to do and see, we covered a lot of ground....
Bangkok Eats

Bangkok Eats

The baked eggs at Toby’s on Sukhumvit 38   Bangkok is widely regarded as one of the most exciting culinary cities in the world. This year The Telegraph UK featured Bangkok as number 10 out of 16 of the world’s greatest cities for food. The incredible Thai street food culture makes eating possible at almost any...
Travel: Echuca Moama

Travel: Echuca Moama

Junction Bar at Junction Moama – image supplied by Junction Moama   Back in April, the DC team was invited to enjoy a very special weekend away in the twin towns of Echuca Moama. Echuca Moama is a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The town of Echuca is located on the banks of the...
Travel: How I Research Travel Accommodation

Travel: How I Research Travel Accommodation

Our recent Airbnb booking at an eco-homestay in Chiang Rai In terms of travelling, my choices have changed a lot over the last five to eight years. In my 20s I had little qualms about staying at a backpackers or a hostel, as long as it was clean and I felt safe. I have been pretty lucky...
Travel: Masseria Potenti

Travel: Masseria Potenti

1. Chiara, you and your family own Masseria Potenti, a boutique hotel in Puglia, Italy. Could you tell us about the property and its history? Our Masseria is a hidden resort in the heart of Salento, Apulia Italy. It is housed in a sixteenth century Masseria (farm house that you can find only in Puglia and in some...