There’s a few flushed faces in the room as China’s national firewater is downed in tiny gulps. It has a BANG the baijiu virgins aren’t expecting. Bloggers, Instagrammers and the curious are crammed into the elegant Moutai Baijiu showroom in Sydney’s Chinatown. We’re listening to marketing managers Imogen Hayes and Ed Xian explain the 2000-year-old art ofContinue reading “Tasting the kapow factor of baijiu”
I get excited about Provençal markets the way other people get excited about Louboutin and Chanel. While they gasp over the perfect jacket or shoes with a shiny red-lacquered sole, I swoon at the sight of pumpkins, sheep cheese and cabbage plants. I’m missing out on haute couture and they’re missing nature’s bounty while our fragile planetContinue reading “Provençal markets take the cake”
Each autumn and winter beautifully varied fungi are available in abundance in Barcelona. I see them in shops and at the fresh produce markets – Mercat de l’Abaceria Central, at Travessera de Gràcia 186, and La Boqueria Market downtown at Las Ramblas. Foraging for wild mushrooms is an age-old tradition in Catalonia. Once you taste them, you’ll neverContinue reading “Wild about cooking mushrooms in Barcelona”
I’m an Athenian. I first came here in 1980. No other city has ever challenged me so much. It’s richly cultural yet abrasive and tumultuous. I’ve had my fair share of love-hate with the ancient Greek capital. My Athenian-born children spent most of their childhoods in Australia. But I keep coming back. So do they. Many visitorsContinue reading “I’m an Athenian”
Welcome to the Athens Flea Market where ancient, Byzantine and modern glories are all packed into one gloriously overcrowded mishmash. The entrance is on Monastiraki Square, opposite the Tzistarakis Mosque, built in 1759, which now houses the Kyriazopoulos pottery collection. You might want to start with a freddo cappuccino and get some fruit to snackContinue reading “Trash ‘n treasure at Athens Flea Market”
The Resin Jewellery Australia Gum Leaf Design is inspired by the beauty of our continent’s landscape, parts of which are densely populated with gum trees. Taste for Travel’s online shop stocks these limited-edition Australian resin jewellery items created by Paris/Sydney jewellery company Mo Resin. Slender gum leaves have a unique beauty yet they and the tree areContinue reading “Resin Jewellery Australia Gum Leaf Design”
Aboriginal Art Design Resin Jewellery is a new concept for cultural art dating back many thousands of years. Chic, affordable resin jewellery.
Taste for Travel’s online shop is launched. I’m so proud to stock the handmade, artisan resin jewellery of Paris/Sydney artist-jeweller company Mo Resin. The items make strong statements about culture, art, travel and feminine strength. Check it out!
Singapore is zesty, multi-cultural and lots of fun. Here’s a list of things to experience in this tropical South-East Asian island city state.
Artist Tania Wursig paints dramatic feminine figures and exotic flora inspired by her visits to Tahiti. Her bold, sensual new exhibition is called Urban Amazons.