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A Fragrant Outdoor Kitchen

‘An Indian kitchen is a fragrant kitchen’    ~ Ragini Dey  My favourite new Indian cookbook, ‘Spice Kitchen,’ by Indian-Australian restaurateur Ragini Dey, describes Indian food as ‘vibrant, colourful and richly flavoured… yet devilishly sly as its spices lie in wait … Continue reading

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A Gateway to India in Santa Monica

Anthony Bourdain once wrote about a game he played with fellow chefs called the Death Row Game, where each player must choose what  would behis or her last meal on earth. Against all expectations they often chose their favourite home … Continue reading

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Cooking up a Storm in Saigon

Our day started at dawn. We were to meet Chef Bao from the Vietnam Cookery Centre at the Ben Thanh Market in downtown Saigon. Chef Bao proved hard to miss. Dressed in his white chef’s jacket, he was shaped just … Continue reading

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