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I took up the offer to visit my old friend Fish and spend time with her beautiful family who were on an NGO secondment in Melaka. Spending quality time and reminiscing about the old days over 17 years ago (!) had to be my favourite part of the trip, never mind the food. I love […]

on the noodle road book
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When I last caught up with Jen in Beijing a couple of years ago, she mentioned she was researching a book on noodles and was planning a trip across the silk road to investigate the history and story of noodles. I’m so glad I picked this up at the library and thoroughly enjoyed it. There […]

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Last weekend, I joined my friends on this interesting bus tour going around Singapore for a glimpse of famous old films made in the city. Interesting as an idea and we had fun, but it was a little too post modern for our appreciation. We understand the constrains of grants and how this is a […]

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I teach an anthropology course to final year students at IFT the hospitality school in Macao and this book is a real gem full of anecdotal stories, more so than hard history facts which gives leeway for making your own conclusions to certain things. Ian Croftan’s Curious History of Food & Drink is a really fun […]

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This would have made a great film for the food and culture anthropology class I teach at the hospitality school IFT Macao. Chef Peng, the guy who invented the dish passed away earlier this month, and the documentary digs deep with historians and food writers like Fuchsia Dunlop and Jennifer Lee (who wrote another great […]

Rabbit Inflatable with Fireworks

This year, One Central has gorgeous lanterns designed by different artists to celebrate Lantern Festival. You won’t miss the cute colourful centre piece,  an 11 metre tall inflatable rabbit right on the water. You might remember Artist Carlos design at the Macao Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The piece is inspired by his childhood memories of […]

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I found out about David Bowie’s death through the trending subject on Facebook and Twitter on Monday. It made me think about the ways we used to get our news and how we used to communicate and how much more meaningful relationships were in a decade or so ago. We found about these things on […]

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Well, when in Reims, drink lots of champagne. Apart from the vineyard visits and eating lots, the central feature in this beautiful town is the Reims cathedral where coronation of all the French kings used to take place from the 9th century. You’re instantly humbled by the towering ceilings that feels higher than most of […]

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One of the best food books I’ve read so far. Full of light weight info and funny anecdotes – did you know that the Madeleines in Proust’s novel was actually toast?? So much history, anthropology and lovely asides from Baxter, and I can’t wait to go back to Paris for a literary tour with him. […]

the table comes first by adam gopnik

I am obsessed with going to the new Macau Taipa library because it has the best reads. If you’re looking for an exciting book on food and France – this is it. I can’t wait to get my hands on “Paris to the Moon” which also has rave reviews. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and […]

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