These are very-almost Moules Marinières — the classic French preparation of mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley and butter… They are a simple dish of mussels that is absolutely more ...
Tufts University asked if I’d share this request with you: their Nutritional Epidemiology Program is doing a research survey on healthy eating and popular diets.
My Dear KitchenOperas Readers, I have news… and it’s going to mean change around here. To get right to the point: I’m eating omnivorously now. I’ve made the change to support my own health goals, and it feels right and good for me in this moment. I’ve loved eating vegetarian food, and I’ll still eat […]
We explored Vietnam by sailing up the Mekong, which means we got to see life on the river. Our boat was always going over water hyacinth — a pretty plant that becomes a problem weed in the Mekong Delta. It is used as food & animal feed, and also to weave baskets! And it was […]
Begin your iced coffee adventure by sitting at a table and absorbing the atmosphere of Trung Nyugen, a buzzing chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Then sit with your iced tea (of confusing herbal taste) and pick your coffee by number from off the menu. I recommend the “Number […]
I’m having a hard time figuring out how to best share my adventures in Bagan, short of having all of you, dear readers, over to my house for dinner and 400 photos of stupas. So I’ve narrowed it down to just a handful of photos that best share the feelings I experienced in Bagan. And […]
We arrived one morning in Pakokku, to find that the large market we were to visit was closed for a Full Moon celebration. Our guide told us we were unfortunately stuck with “just the vegetable market” and I was delighted! The market was full of townspeople (mainly women) selling veggies, fruits, and fresh herbs […]
If you’re going to Myanmar, I’d strongly recommend adding U Bein Bridge to your itinerary. Before our excursion, we started with a good lunch including more delicious salads —Omelette Salad: Herb Salad of cilantro and sawtooth herb with roasted peanuts: Banana Leaf Salad: And my favourite dessert yet — Fried Bananas in Mandalay Rum Caramel: And […]
Sometimes you just need an English Breakfast to stock up on energy for your day of adventure. The fresh local eggs from Myanmar are full of flavour — check out the colour of those yolks! Fuelled up, we spent a morning in Ngwe Nyein village, renowned for making massive clay water pots: […]
On our Myanmar adventure itinerary, one of the stops on the Irrawaddy was listed as “The Unknown Village”. When we arrived, we asked the locals the name of the village, which translates to “Large Oil Lamp”. The main crop of the village is groundnuts (peanuts), which get shipped by boat up and down the […]
We started our day in Mingun, Myanmar watching the river come to life from aboard our ship: And awaiting us on the riverbank, the local ladies waiting to sell us jade jewellery and longyi fabric: In Mingun we visited Mingun Paya (the Unfinished Temple), and even climbed to the top to enjoy the view. This […]