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A trip to Chile with Diego and Adrian

Friday, 22 June 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 25 By Miss Terry Diner
The Bay restaurant in the Dusit Thani Resort in Pattaya was the venue for a spectacular Wine Dinner last week.  Featuring Santa Carolina wines from Chile and some amazing dishes…

Risotto Verde (Spinach Rice)

Friday, 07 June 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 23
Today’s offering is Luigi Fadda’s recipe for Risotto Verde (Spinach Rice).  Luigi was a chef who not only enjoyed cooking, but enjoyed eating as well.  Luigi gave me this recipe when he was working as a consultant at the Amari…

“Vintage” Wine?

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Colin Kirkpatrick
Seeing the name “Carmen” took me back to the days when I was a very small boy, a long time ago in a galaxy far away. One day, my father…

Greg’s Kitchen has moved!

Friday, 15 June 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 24 By Miss Terry Diner
Many businesses on Second Road have recently found that redevelopment was happening, with their shops going to be knocked down in the name of progress (or the pursuit of greater…

Hungarian goulash

Friday, 31 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 22
Hungarian Goulash was a traditional “family” recipe, so there are always minor variations.  Some of these related to available ingredients while others referred to individual likes or dislikes in family members. Hungarian Goulash is not a stew - it is…

Bird Spotting

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Colin Kirkpatrick
I have to admit that I’m not much good at recognizing wild birds, even though my father could spot a White-tufted Grebe half-a-mile away. I wouldn’t recognize a Yali (or…

Spicy Potato Wedges

Friday, 24 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 21
One very popular family dish is potato wedges.  They are also good to serve with pre-dinner drinks, but this recipe adds just a little something more to the oven fried potato, with the addition of capsicum and lime. Ingredients Serves…

Let’s Twist Again

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Colin Kirkpatrick
Do you remember that song? If you do you, must be over A Certain Age. It was made famous back in 1961 by Chubby Checker as I recall. The twist…

Dining Out - the half year report

Friday, 08 June 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 23 By Miss Terry Diner
With the year almost half gone, the Dining Out Team decided to look at the reviews done this year up till June, and when we wrote them down, there was…

Malaysian Chicken in Coconut Milk

Friday, 17 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 20
This Malaysian soup is not to be confused with the Thai Tom Kha Gai, or Gaeng Gari Gai.  They are quite different, and this recipe calls for the thicker coconut cream from the can, not the thinner coconut milk.  You…

Poetry in a Grape

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Colin Kirkpatrick
A third of the world’s wine comes from Italy. To be more precise, the country produces about 50 million hectoliters of the stuff every year. And if the mention of…

A dessert of steamed ginger eggs

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19
Desserts in Thailand tend to be very cloying, but this dessert is a very different dish, coming originally from Japan.  It is a light and sweet dessert and the presentation of this is important, as it is with most Japanese…

The Château that Probably Isn’t

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Colin Kirkpatrick
Well, honestly, what a week. Now I’m not going to waste your time by relating the whole sorry saga, because you might have had an awful week too. So I…

An inexpensive night

Friday, 01 June 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 22 By Miss Terry Diner
There are those readers who imagine that it must be a wonderful life to be a restaurant reviewer.  After all, dining in all those five star hotels and up-market restaurants…

Solero’s Mango Mousse

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18
A few years ago now, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the famous Colombian chef, Arturo Boada, who was over from Texas as the invited chef for the Royal Garden (Marriott), to prepare some new recipes for the…
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