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The aroma of Vietnamese weasel coffee

June 26, 2009

From the first time I heard about Indonesian civet cat coffee many years ago, I’ve been inexplicably dumbstruck yet at the same time so very intrigued. For those that aren’t familiar with this peculiar coffee, let me enlighten you.about the er.. production process. Civet cat coffee, known as kopi luwak in Indonesia where it originates [...]

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Altered flavour states with miracle fruit!

May 17, 2009
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Miracle fruit. It’s all the rage at the moment and flavour tripping parties are popping up in the media and over Sydney like a throng of eager meer cats. So what is it? The short explanation is that it is a berry originating from Ghana, West Africa and it contains a protein called miraculin that [...]

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Strange Chinese tales about oysters

February 17, 2009

I recently stumbled across a hilarious website called My Mom Is A Fob. It got me thinking about my parents and the “strange and bizarre” tales my parents have fed me over the years. So, in homage to that site, here are two food related stories that belong on it. They both happen to contain [...]

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Do it the Easy Way

February 12, 2009

I’ve hit the wall and it’s not even 3:30 yet! I don’t want a coffee though in case I end up lying in bed at 2am, eyes as wide as saucers, staring at the ceiling – or having a hissy-fit because I’m awake when the rest of Sydney is slumbering peacefully. So I’ve convinced my [...]

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Quite frankly Sir, I find that offensive!

January 9, 2009

I’m having another “shaking fist” moment. I just saw the Shanghai episode of Kylie Kwong’s “My China” TV show series on SBS and it infuriated me. Not the entire episode – just one scene. It went something like this: Kylie Kwong spots a street vendor wielding a large wok and claims he was just what [...]

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How to cultivate your inner foodie

January 5, 2009

You don’t need me telling you but there’s nothing quite like a home cooked meal – and my parents make some pretty darn good meals. Before they retired my parents even used to own their own restaurant, so they’re no strangers to cooking and especially producing elaborate banquets. For as long as I can remember [...]

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