Everyone loves dumplings. In fact, it’s hard to find a culture that doesn’t have a dumpling recipe in its cuisine. I wrote about a world of dumplings delights for Scoot in-flight magazine. Dough delights From Chinese xiaolongbao to German kartoffelknödel, these palatable dumplings found around our network are the only cheap and comforting fix you’ll ever need. […]
A journey through China’s glorious Gansu province
I wrote this piece for the November edition of THE ADDRESS magazine, a digital ‘coffee table’ publication for luxury real estate, food and travel. Read the original article. Glorious Gansu – at the centre of it all The province of Gansu may geographically be considered the centre of China, but culturally and historically the Chinese have long […]
Writing this made me hungry for Chinese street food!
I wrote the Hangzhou entry for the World Atlas of Street food, published in September 2017 by Thames and Hudson Ltd. Hefang Street Market, Hangzhou Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake in eastern China may boast elegant bridges, picture-perfect pagodas and delicate weeping willow trees, but it also has a distinct lack of eating options. So, after […]
Trying butter tea in Yunnan, China
On our cycling trip around China’s Yunnan province we tried butter tea, a drink typical of the Himalayan region in China, Nepal, India and Bhutan. Made from tea leaves, yak butter, water and salt, its high calorific content makes it a good thing to consume at the region’s high altitudes. We drank ours at a roadside shack, watching […]
9 reasons to visit Macau that don’t include gambling!
When I told people I was spending Christmas in Macau, the first question most asked was: ‘oh, are you going to gamble?’ Now, while I was aware that Macau is the world’s casino capital (it’s been far outstripping Las Vegas for the last few years), I was taken aback by how dominant that side of its reputation […]