Portuguese Cuisine: A Rich Legacy of Trade and Colonization

Portuguese cuisine, which has left long-lasting impressions in far-flung places like India, Macau and Brazil, uses simple ingredients to prepare flavourful dishes. Discover more about this unknown cuisine, which is often confused with Spanish cooking, and savour its many delights.

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Cantonese – Gateway to Chinese Cuisine

Cantonese was the first regional Chinese cuisine to reach the West through European colonial interaction or emigration by Chinese to America. Discover the nuances of this most familiar cuisine before embarking on an exploration of other Chinese regional cuisines. Who knew? There are eight regional cuisines in China – with eight distinct cooking styles and […]

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Iranian – Queen of Cuisines

Fruity flavours, perfumed stews, jeweled rice and fragrant breads are the hallmarks of this ancient mother cuisine, which has spawned iconic dishes in India, Africa and the rest of the Middle East. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” And party, every Iranian will on Nowruz  – the first day of Spring or the […]

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Viva Mexico!

Imagine a world without chillies and chocolate, and then do a Mexican wave to salute the country that gave them and so much more to our tables. Read More

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Turkish Delights

From its frugal origins in the rugged terrain of Central Asia to sumptuous Ottoman  banquets, Turkish cuisine is a rich tapestry of flavours. A cuisine as old as Turkey’s bears the imprints of history, geography, migration, conquest, settlement and cultural exchange. Evolving from a nomadic diet of meat, milk, yoghurt, from their herds of cattle […]

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English Cuisine: Jolly Good Stuff

The pageantry surrounding the celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has shone a light on all things British, including food. The perfect occasion to savour English cuisine!

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