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Piec ‘n’ Pie

What is a Polish girl with a Master’s Degree in International Economics to do other than head to Cambodia and buy an Australian pie shop? Ewa Jankowska was raised in Warsaw, a city girl with a deep love of the Polish countryside, passed on to her by her grandparents, who were hunters of game in […]

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Occitanian Masterpiece

An Englishman, A Belgian and an Aussie walk into a French Bistro… Anyone who has read the works of Peter Mayle or admired the aching beauty and incandescent palette of Van Gogh’s paintings around Arles or Saint Remy cannot fail to be romanced by the region of Provence.  Matisse described the light here as ‘soft […]

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The Art of Imperfection

  Mike Wong at Kanji restaurant has been a chef of Japanese cuisine for over twenty five years, learning the many disciplines of Japanese cooking under several masters. Working under such masters is rigorous, “They were very tough” Mike said, noting that they were also even handed, hard on everyone. At first Mike would be […]

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Banque de l’Indochine

Today, (14th July) the people of France celebrate their National Day, named ‘La Fete Nationale’, it is perhaps better known around the world as ‘Bastille Day’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789. This was an important event in the early phase of the French revolution, which saw the country overthrow […]

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The Brexistentialist

July is the month when the French celebrate ‘La fête nationale’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille, (14th of July 1789) the original celebration -held one year later- was meant to symbolize the unity displayed during the French revolution. Yet here in Phnom Penh all anyone seems to be able to talk about is the […]

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Sushi Dreaming

One of the all-time great food films is a 2011 documentary entitled ‘ Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, which tells the story of Jiro and his small, inconspicuous, ten seat sushi restaurant in the tunnels of the subway station in Ginza, Chuo Tokyo. Jiro is a humble, incredibly hard working, unassuming perfectionist, he is eighty five […]

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Angkor’s New Temple

Throughout the period of the Khmer Empire there was obviously great devotion to the kings of Angkor, who were regarded as living incarnations of gods. The great beauty and high art of the buildings, temples and sculptures stand testament to this devotion and remain as some of the most historically significant works of art and […]

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River Daze

  Kampot is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the kingdom; an old, sleepy, pretty little town on the banks of a quiet river, set between mist covered mountains and a sea bejeweled with isles. The narrow gauge railway, back up and running through the province merely adds to the romance. Yet […]

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Cambodia Sevenseas

‘In ancient mythology, Cambodian people are said to have been born of the sea, created by a marriage amongst the gods.”   A new book by Darren Gall author of Urban Flavours and Cambodia’s most celebrated chef, Luu Meng. A Culinary adventure story set for release in early May 2016 and available through Monument Books […]

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A Villa by the Palace

Villa Oeno is the new name of the large and attractive building on the corner of Streets 240 and 19, behind the Royal Palace. The architecture is nostalgic French colonial and the entrance on the corner has an air of grandeur as you walk inside. Upstairs I am greeted by the very friendly staff and […]