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Mountain Dew BBQ Chicken for children

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6
This is probably the silliest and easiest chicken dish for non-cooks.  (K. Ocha takes no responsibility for this dish in any way!)  All items are available in local supermarkets.  (It is presumed that a supply of steamed rice is available,…

Fallen Arches

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Colin Kaye
You probably remember that old song called Sur le Pont d’Avignon (“On the Bridge of Avignon”) upon which, so the song tells us, everyone danced. The Bridge of Avignon (more…

Coco’s Bistro

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Miss Terry Diner
A very, very new restaurant this week.  So new we were there on the opening night and what an event that turned out to be!  Called Coco’s Bistro, it is…

The ‘Perfect’ Chip

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5
The family wanted fish and chips, so I thought that all the home cooks, you might like the perfect chip recipe.  Chips are a European staple; however, there are many different styles of chip, ranging from the commercialized “French fries”…

Spritzy Iberians

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Colin Kaye
Think of Portugal, think of Port. At least, that’s what people used to say decades ago when Portugal was known for little else. Except Madeira of course, that other fortified…

Mediterranean Plakapong Fillet

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Mediterranean cuisine is always very popular, and this is a very simple recipe using the readily available Plakapong fish in Thailand, but any white meat fish will be fine.  Frozen fillets can also be used, but leave them out for…

The Original Zin

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Colin Kaye
Ask any American to name their country’s most well-known wine and the chances are they’ll tell you it’s Zinfandel, known affectionately as “Zin”. Mention the name Zinfandel to the average…

Stir-fried Chicken with Basil

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
This recipe is a very traditional Thai recipe and one that is easy to do.  A true ‘wok’ dish, it has a tantalizing flavor that comes from the combination of so many items.  By the way, it is important to…

As Italian as…

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Colin Kaye
Now here’s something. Did you know that a third of the world’s wine comes from Italy? Looking around the local shops, you’d never have guessed. Apart from Italian specialist shops…

Dining at Diceys with a Sicilian Family

Friday, 02 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By Miss Terry Diner
Dicey Reilly’s held the second of their wine series dinners with the guests sampling wines from the Delicato Family Vineyards.  For those who were not conversant with this label, regional…

Garlic Prawns

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
One dish that you will find anywhere in the world, is garlic prawns.  A taste sensation, even for those who normally shy away for prawns.  Here in Pattaya you can find plenty of prawns in the fresh markets, and even…

Down the Road from Adelaide

Friday, 23 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 21 By Colin Kaye
If you were to head out of Adelaide, Australia’s fifth-largest city and drive with the thundering traffic on to the South Eastern Freeway, you’d find yourself passing close to places…

New Year Cake

Friday, 03 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 1
Since I missed the Xmas cut-off, here is a New Year cake instead.  This recipe was sent to me a wine lover. Ingredients medium sized cake Flour 2 cups Butter 1 stick Water 1 cup Baking soda 1 tspn Sugar…

A Case of Bangorrhea

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Colin Kaye
And that’s another thing. Have you noticed how exclamation marks are creeping into almost everything? Every Christmas, one of my old school-friends sends me - and presumably everyone else -…

Dining with an Indian Queen

Friday, 26 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By Miss Terry Diner
“Dining with an Indian Queen” might be stretching it a little, but after a couple of hours in the Royal Cliff’s Maharani restaurant, billed as the Queen of Indian flavors,…
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