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This post is way overdue and I’ve been going through the backlog of photos. We visited the new Terminal 1 by the Pourcel twin chef brothers in Montpellier the autumn of 2016. Since the closure of their Michelin restaurant of Jardin des Sens, with plans to open another fine dining restaurant. Terminal 1 is the […]

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Come here for a lovely lunch or shop for luxe groceries – caviar, salmon cured in various ways. We love the beetroot one and the Shadi caviar farmed in China is amazing. A great spot to pick up gifts for your gourmand friends as well. Their caviar is the choice of Mr Robuchon – as […]

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Many people loved this book and recommended it, but it was also interesting to see the reviews of people who disliked it and called him a narcissist – but what does one expect when they pick up a memoir? I’ve been really lucky with my team of doctors who saw me through cancer treatment, with […]

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I went in search of culinary history nuggets in Amsterdam and the heady influence of Indonesian cuisine is strong. Given that Indonesia as a Dutch colony, it was a goldmine for trade in spices, particularly nutmeg that was worth its weight in gold. Sari Citra means “authenticity” in Bahasa Indonesia and it was refreshing to walk in here […]

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What a typical day looks like. Sunny, cool mornings on the terrace. Still working on taking good photos in low light in manual mode. Morning pancakes Amaryllis I brought back from Amsterdam’s flowers market, slowly starting to grow. Someday, hopefully this birds of paradise plant is going to flower. Fish flops :)


For our last lunch before headed home, we dined at Shirvan, chef Akrame’s latest project. Named after an ancient province in Azerbaijan, the menu is influenced by the spices, stories and flavours of the silk route, peppered with delicious rich flavours of Middle East and the Mediterranean. The space is modern and elegant with an […]

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A few friends recommended this book to me and I was a little skeptical at first, but ended up being drawn to the messages that Anita Moorjani shared about life after being cured from terminal cancer, returning from the other realm during a coma when her organs were shutting down. It wasn’t just because of getting […]

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It’s been a year of lessons, but I stopped counting time. Instead, I try my best to live in the now. Next year is all about getting leaner in every way; the choices I make with food, less material things (although I have the best husband in the world whose key language of love is […]

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Apart from eating, there’s nothing I love more than travelling. And immensely grateful for the privileged life to enjoy all the amazing things the world has to offer. Arts et Métiers museum I remember arriving in Paris for the first time in the summer of 2001 with wide eyed wonder. In the past 16 years, […]

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