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My Thai

Nicky Clarke steps off the beach into Thailand’s dining rooms and kitchens - and discovers a country that tastes every bit as good as it looks Backpacking has become synonymous with Thailand— but beneath...
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Sweet talk

Zoe Perrett says that discovering a whole new world of classic Christmas desserts and sweetmeats from around the globe is guaranteed to make the season even sweeter In Provence, the groaning festive...
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Godfather of Chinatown

Douglas Blyde meets leading culinary entrepreneur, Stanley Tse Stanley Tse surveys frontage of Lisle Street’s SeeWoo. He opened the shop - one of the first Chinese businesses in London’s Chinatown - in...
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Fragrant Island: Samos and Metaxa

Douglas Blyde heads to Samos to capture the Greek island’s perfume via the medium of Metaxa It seemed the wings of the prop-plane flew close to the sacred branches of a good portion of island’s 5,000...
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Clandestine dining in Buenos Aires

  Heidi Fuller-Love discovers how Buenos Aires’ most unique ‘closed-door kitchens’ have expanded the city’s menu far beyond rump steak Arriving jetlagged from Ezeiza airport on a hot...
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Chupe de camarones – Peruvian prawn chowder

Serves 20 INGREDIENTS  1 tbsp vegetable oil 1kg prawns, deshelled, deveined and cleaned 3 cloves garlic, minced 150ml brandy 1 red pepper, roughly chopped 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped 4...
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Palm heart tart

Serves 6 as a main course, 10 as an appetiser INGREDIENTS For the pastry: 250g plain flour pinch of salt 200g butter 125g whipped cream cheese or sour cream For the filling: 75g...
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Ensalada Amazonica – Amazon salad

We created this dish to honour some of the flavours that we found when travelling in the Amazon – where the core elements of this dish would not be out of place. There, the sauce for the vegetables might...
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Badaam ki phirni with poached pear

Warm almond and rice pudding with poached pear Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the pears: 4 small pears, peeled, stalks left on 200ml water 100g caster sugar 2 green cardamom pods, lightly...
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The true roots of Diwali

Written by ZOE PERRETT Diwali is undeniably the biggest, brightest occasion on the Hindu calendar. All that lavish lighting is not just for show – it’s simply symbolic. The celebration of the Hindu New...