The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance

The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance   From great devotion comes great art Wandering through the halls and pathways of Angkor Wat, taking...

The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance

The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance   From great devotion comes great art Wandering through the halls and pathways of Angkor Wat, taking in the overwhelming magnificence and minute detail of the statues,...

The Charcutiers

The Charcutiers There is nothing quite like an extensive charcuterie board, resplendent with all the trimmings and accompanied by a bottle of good wine, in order to excite one with the promise of a deep...

La Chandeleur

La Chandeleur  "...sprinkled with sugar and eaten hot, they form an exquisite dish. They have a golden hue and are tempting to eat. Thin and transparent like muslin, their edges are trimmed to resemble fine...

A Taste of the Sea

A Taste of the Sea “Oysters are the usual opening to a winter breakfast. Indeed, they are almost indispensable.” Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, (1758 – 1837)  Terroir The French term terroir is often...

L’Art sur la Table : part 1

The Ancien Regime French cuisine has been regarded for its unique qualities and flavours since the earliest days of the Ancien Regime, with the written works of celebrated chefs as far back as Guillaume ‘Taillevent’...

Mono No Aware 物の哀れ

mono no aware 物の哀れ Artisan  An Artisan /ˈɑːrtəzn/ (formal), (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates material objects, partly or entirely by hand. Artisans practice a craft and may...

New Dawn

New Dawn As we celebrate the passing of time, The changing from a shortening to a lengthening of days, Let us ponder and be grateful, For the small things   For the tiny minutiae, the seemingly unimportant The moments, details, and...

Penfolds ‘Super Blend’ Bin 802A

Penfolds ‘Super Blend’ Bin 802A, Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz, 2018, South Australia  At an exceptional evening of Hikaru’s superb, contemporary Japanese cuisine at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh, with the team from Chhivtimex,...