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Tuscany, Italy

Although I’ve managed to see many of my childhood fantasy destinations, Italy, especially Tuscany, continues to pop up often in my day dreams. There are two things I adore- travelling and cooking and...
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Bulgaria’s Wine Center

MELNlK is an old wine center Melnik wine was highly appreciated at the market of Thessalonica. The town has been popular as a wine-growing region since l346. The famous Melnik vine had been brought here from...
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Cooking in Bangkok II

A year later I was back in Bangkok and this time tempted culinary fate at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, also located on the Chao Phrya River. The convenient Siphaya stop, a local express water...
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Cooking in Bangkok

My rosy red radish should have had the elegance of that floral beauty, but instead my artistic endeavor was a pitiful failure. The veggie certainly didn’t carve up the way Kim’s did. Hers had glorious...
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Cooking in Indonesia

And if you can’t get enough of the Aman experience in Java the focus is on authentic Indonesian dishes with each class lasting 2 hours and limited to only 4 people. A good beginning is a freshly brewed cup...
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Cooking in India

Once a hotel chain knows it’s on to a good thing, they tend to feature it at most of their hotels. Aman resorts, a five star resort chain if ever there was one, saw the raising popularity in cookery as a...
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Cuisine of Malaysia

Dining in Malaysia is a truly gastronomical experience. Malaysian food is not one particular kind of food but a unique culinary spectrum originating from Malaysia's multi-ethnic population that has melded...