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Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48
A traditional recipe which will continue to be popular with children.  You can substitute items, depending upon what you have in the fridge at the time!  You can use pork or chicken instead of beef. Ingredients Serves 4-6 Ground beef…

The Wine Crisis That Wasn’t

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15
Did you hear the one about the Global Wine Crisis? If you didn’t, it’s hardly surprising because the whole palaver was over almost before it began. The well-known finance company…

Mantra’s Casanova Wine Dinner

Friday, 21 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 38 By Miss Terry Diner
How would you like a surname that makes people smile when introduced?  How would you like a surname that makes shy women come out of their shell?  “It is fun,”…

Italian Garlic Mushrooms

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47
This recipe is Italian, but neither the olive oil nor the lemon is strong enough to overpower the taste of the mushrooms, yet each adds its unmistakable taste to the final outcome.  Funghi al Olio make a tasty addition to…

When is Wine not Wine?

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14
The answer, according to the European Union, is when it contains less than 8.5% alcohol. At least, for the time being. In Great Britain, the rising levels of wine consumption…

Rudy Casera delights Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Friday, 14 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 37 By Miss Terry Diner
The Pattaya chapter (‘bailliage’) of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs held its latest dinner at Bruno’s restaurant.  Rudy Casera is the chef in residence there, and he presented the Chaîne members…

Carpetbag steak

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46
This is a very good amalgamation of seafood and steak.  All the ingredients are available in Pattaya’s supermarkets.  The recipe also gives a timing for the degree of cooking for the meat to make it even easier! Ingredients Serves 4…

Airing Opinions

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13
Some people - and evidently quite a few waiters - seem to believe that having removed the cork from a wine bottle, you should then leave it to stand for…

Easy Guacamole

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45
Simple to prepare and quick to make, guacamole is enjoyed by everyone.  This recipe makes for a great guacamole dip, and best served with corn chips. Ingredients Serves 3-4 Ripe avocados 4 Red onion, minced 1 cup Medium sized chili…

Sound Boxes

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12
Down at the village inn the other night, some of the chaps were bemoaning the increasing cost of wine in this fair and bounteous land. Wine has never been cheap…

Pad Khee Mao Kai (Drunken Stir-fried Chicken)

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44
Be prepared for some spiciness with this one.  It calls for five hot chilies, but you can downgrade the thermo-nuclear side by using lesser quantities for the western palate.  If you decide to do this, I would also recommend that…

The Washington Boast

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11
Ask any European or Australian to name the American states where wine is produced, and the chances are that California will top the list. And it’s true that California makes…

Beef with Five spice

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43
Known in China as Ng Hioeng Joek Sie, this is better known as Beef in Five spice sauce.  It is a simple stir-fry and all ingredients are easily sourced locally.  Keep the meat pieces small bite-sized.  You can substitute chicken…

A Little Bit Extra

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10
The French expression vin ordinaire doesn’t translate as easily as it might appear because in English, “ordinary wine” sounds a bit disparaging. Technically it’s classed as vin de table which…

Bavaria comes to the Oasis

Friday, 07 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 36 By Miss Terry Diner
This September sees the Oasis restaurant in the Centara Grand Mirage featuring Bavarian food, and with their executive chef Peter Held being a natural born Bavarian, the concept was also…
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