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Jameson’s Irish Pub

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Miss Terry Diner
Jameson’s Irish Pub was founded nine years ago, making it a well-established venue in Pattaya, a city where some restaurants close before their ‘grand opening’!  Mine host is Kim Fletcher,…

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49
This is an easy recipe to cook, with only a few ingredients. However, like most Italian dishes, there is a heavy touch of garlic to give it that “continental” flavor. Probably one of the most important items to attend to…

From Sea to Shining Sea

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Colin Kaye
And so to Spain. It’s the most widely planted wine-producing nation in the world and in sheer quantity of wine produced it’s up there in the top three. I’m sure…

Quick breakfasts for kids

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48
If your mornings are anything like our school mornings, the first hurdle is to present nourishing breakfasts in under five minutes, and preferably items that can be held in the hand, when running to the car, with breakfast then completed…

Falling Stars

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Colin Kaye
A few days ago I was surprised to discover that the constellation known as the Southern Cross was visible to the Ancient Greeks. In the fourth millennium BC it could…

Philippine Pork Adobo

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46
This week’s recipe comes from the Philippines and is not spicy, but very tasty. Best served with steamed white rice, this item has its origin in Spain, where it was a simple pork stew. Requiring a marinade, remember to leave…

French Connections

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Colin Kaye
In recent weeks, I’ve been trying quite a few South American reds and nearly always been impressed by their high quality. Chile of course has been making excellent wines for…

Healthy Garlic Soup

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45
Garlic is healthy, so here is the recipe for a very healthy soup. This is a traditional dish from the Bordeaux region of France and is prepared as a dinner item in the hot summer. It was given to me…

Big Wines with a Light Touch

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Colin Kaye
If your taste in wine runs to full and fruity reds then perhaps you should look out for Shiraz. The dark red grapes that make Shiraz (SHEE-raz) originally became famous…

Ham, Cheese and Pea Frittata

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44
The Italian word “frittata” derives from fritta and roughly translates to egg-cake.  Outside Italy, frittata was seen as equivalent to omelet until at least the mid-1950’s.  In the last fifty years, “frittata” has become a term for a distinct variation…

Fizzy Logic

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Colin Kaye
In Thailand you can’t get a decent bottle of champagne for less than around Bt. 3,000. If you want something with a bit of class like a Pol Roger or…

A special wine dinner at Bruno’s

Friday, 08 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 6 By Miss Terry Diner
If you think that being a food and wine critic is an easy life, you are mistaken.  We have to try and space the wine events or spend our days…

Chicken and Avocado pizza

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43
Chicken is a very popular meat. Avocado is a very popular (and healthy) fruit (yes it is a fruit with a single seed). Pizza is always a family favorite. Combining all three makes for a win-win-win situation. High avocado intake…

The Song of the Earth

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Colin Kaye
If the title seems familiar, it’s probably because the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler used it for his 1909 work Das Lied von der Erde. The previous year saw the publication…

Mango Prawn Curry

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42
Pattaya supermarkets have prawns and green mangoes. This week’s recipe combines these ingredients, and is spicy. You have been warned. Cooking Method Peel and de-vein the prawns and set aside. Add just enough boiling water to the desiccated coconut to…

The Green Grape of Veltlin

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Colin Kaye
Yes, I know it sounds like the title of a rustic Slovak folk song, but it’s actually the English translation of Grüner Veltliner, the most widely-planted white wine grape in…

Seafood Paella

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
This recipe is typical of the Spanish Paellas, with the actual amounts of each ingredient depending upon what was available in the kitchen at the time, so take quantities as a guide only. Cooking Method Clean the mussels and place…

Iberian Delights

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Colin Kaye
A good many years ago, while wandering aimlessly in the streets of South London, I found myself in a small and dimly-lit wine-shop which could have come out of a…

Spicy Oyster and Scallop Soup

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
I had an Oysters Kilpatrick the other night which had me thinking about an oyster recipe.  This week’s recipe is for those who enjoy preparing dishes that ‘look’ expensive, but the clever shopper can make this very inexpensively.  The secret…

The Island of California

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Colin Kaye
When Hernán Cortés and his group of weary seafarers made landfall on 3rd May 1535 on what is now known as Baja California, he was pretty sure that they were…
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