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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,…

Thai Crab and Prawn Pie

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52
Ready for something different?  This recipe makes for a very unusual kind of pie.  Forget the steak and mushroom, this is a healthy, fast and easy to make seafood pastry pie recipe which makes a great side dish, lunch or…

Parker Points the Way

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Colin Kaye
If you have only the vaguest interest in wine, you’ve probably come across the name Robert M. Parker Jr. or at least have heard the expression “Parker Points”. Robert Parker…

Ambassador City’s Pasta-Pasta

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Miss Terry Diner
Is there anyone who has not seen the Ambassador City Na Jomtien?  That enormous collection of buildings, which was once the largest hotel in the world.  Well, it has lost…

Xmas Chocolates

Friday, 20 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 51
Are there any children out there who don’t like chocolate?  How many adult chocaholics are there out there?  Lots!  This week’s recipe is for you.  All kids love it - guaranteed.  And the adults too.  There are very few tricks…

Tutti Frutti

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Colin Kaye
If those words take you back to 1955 and the song of the same name, sung by one Richard Wayne Penniman, better known perhaps as Little Richard, then you’re older…

A delightful evening with Alois

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Miss Terry Diner
It had been a while since we had dined at Alois Restaurant and Wine Bar, but the warm welcome from owner Vichai Priyatrakulruji was just the same.  It was also…

Veal Cordon Bleu

Friday, 13 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 50
Veal “cordon bleu” is a simple, yet satisfying dish for both the cook and the diners.  “Cordon bleu” is from L’Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint Esprit, a 1578 AD elite group of French knights.  Apparently the group became known for…
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