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My first encounter with edible grasshoppers was in NYC in 2014, when we visited a modern Mexican restaurant called 'The Black Ant'.  They had been fried and ground to a powder as a coating for prawns. Delicious but not really discernible as grasshopper or any other insect. A visit to Mexico gave me the opportunity… >> Read more

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Elote Grilled Street Corn – Mexicana

If you've watched any amount of food television, you've probably heard people talking about 'Mexican Street Corn'. I spent a lot of time in the streets, squares and parks of Mexico but couldn't find street corn for love nor money. That is, until I visited the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City. It was on a… >> Read more

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Gaspachos Morelianos – Mexicana

Whilst I was researching our holiday to Mexico, I watched a lot of Pati Jinich's 'My Mexican Table'. In one episode, Pati visits Morelia in the state of Michoacan and enjoys the local specialty of Gaspacho. If it's good enough for Pati, it's good enough for me. So, in the same way that we ended… >> Read more

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Breakfast in Sheung Wan – Hong Kong Stories

There are millions of Hong Kong Stories. This is one of them…. As a late riser, Hong Kong is my kind of city. Hong Kongers are for the most part also late risers. To some extent this is because they're night owls, out drinking and socialising to the wee small hours. In part it's because… >> Read more

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Tender Sprouted Meats – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

As part of a short holiday in the Wide Bay-Burnett region, we had attended a 'Plate To Paddock' afternoon, organised by Judy Plath from Nourish Cafe in Bundaberg. We were lucky enough to buy the last two tickets. The event was hosted on the Bucca property of Rob & Sarah Cook, owners of the RS Cattle… >> Read more

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Queensland – Home Of The Winter Food Festival

July in Queensland means clear skies and a chance to slip into a second layer. It also means lots of outdoor, food focused events before the temperatures start to rise again. Mark these Queensland Food Festivals on your calendar and take advantage of the great weather. Scenic Rim Eat Local Week I've written before about… >> Read more

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Breakfast in Fes Medina, Morocco

Most people have heard of the riads in Morocco. Traditional guest houses where the rooms all face onto an open central courtyard, open to the sky. Riads face inwards to provide privacy to those in the house, with small gardens and soothing fountains offering peaceful respite from the hubbub of the world outside the door. A… >> Read more

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Sonic Drive-In – Kayenta, AZ

When were travelling through Wyoming, we spent a night in the dot on the map town of Lusk. I had read they had an old fashioned Drive-In burger joint and was keen to visit but the ever present 'closed for the season' sign that haunted our holiday meant visiting a drive-in burger restuarant would have… >> Read more

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A Visit to Victor Emporium – Victor, ID

On a drizzling Sunday morning as we headed to Grand Teton National Park, we had some time to kill before checking into our hotel. A sign on the side of the road said 'World Famous Huckleberry Shakes' and that seemed like a good enough reason to stop. Victor is a small town in north-east Idaho… >> Read more

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The New Barossa – Lunch At Flaxman Wines

After discovering Flaxman Wines a few years ago via the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane, we visited them last Vintage Festival for a fantastic private tasting. Many wines were tasted and quite a few dollars charged to credit cards as we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon set on the gentle slopes on the vineyard… >> Read more

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This is a public service announcement for all Australians who are seeking a real cup of coffee in the USA. Make your way immediately to the town of West Yellowstone in Montana. There you will find the true secret of happiness. An elixir that you will recall with fondness for many months and bad coffees… >> Read more

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Travelling through the US in Fall has its charms. The trees are at their best, displaying their Autumnal splendour; the crowds have diminished so you can enjoy the attractions in relative peace; and lots of accommodation offers low season specials. One of the disadvantages though are the many signs that you see saying 'Closed For… >> Read more

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In busy New Farm, there's a little community that's quietly going about its business on the rooftops of James St. High above the air kisses and alfresco dining is the secret world of the honey bee, living in beehives above your very heads. In case you missed it, urban beehives and neighbourhood beekeeping is very much… >> Read more

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When visiting New York City, make sure you wander Uptown past the end of Central Park, to Harlem. Once with a reputation for poverty and violence, Harlem like many NYC suburbs has gentrified. It's interesting to note that in the 1950s, 98% of the population in Harlem was black but these days, African-Americans represent only… >> Read more

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Fry Bread & Indian Tacos – Rapid City, SD

What is an Indian Taco? Is it a taco shell filled with curry? These were my thoughts as I saw a handmade sign outside the Minneluzahan Senior Citizen's Centre, near where our car was parked. We could see people coming in and out of a side door with takeaway containers so I just had to… >> Read more

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