Tish Boyle’s Gianduja Cookies & Milan Trip Update
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I was first introduced to Gianduja when we were traveling from Chamonix to Torino. During our 2 hour drive to Torino, our driver had enthusiastically recommended us to try the gelato at Gelateria Fiorio where, in his opinion, the best gelato in Torino can be found. He had also specifically suggested that I try the

Il Bicerin – My Coffee Experience In Italy
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Italy inspired me to incorporate a new ritual into my daily routine – one which have me sip through a frothy cup of cafe latte every morning while reading my electronic papers. I have never been a serious coffee drinker. I patronise Starbucks once in a blue moon because I love the social coolness associated

Chamonix- Mont Blanc

For the benefit of those whose familarity with Mont Blanc resides only with the German luxury writing tools brand, Mont Blanc is the highest peak among the Alps in Western Europe. Lying in the range of Graian Alps between the Aosta Valley of Italy and Haute Savoy,France the mountain is 4810m high
Legumes Soup With Reblochon
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First, I need to apologise to all those who had left comments and inquiries at @kokken the last few weeks. I had been out on business trip followed by my hiking vacation in the Alps and had limited access to wifi or internet. Anyhow, as you can see, I am back and although I had

Penang Char Kuey Teow & Clove Hall
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Penang is one of my favourite weekend getaway with L for a few reasons. It is easily accessible from either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur with great food and a general relaxed old world charm. I have found the island to be a place of few retail temptations which is just as well for that leaves

Weekend In Venice

Venice is everything I have read… and better. A fairy tale land, a theatre and a tourist trap all rolled into one. A land where the richness of medieval affluence still leaves one breathless, where the echoes of music and theatre still lingers. A rare photogenic gem which presents post card perfection in every frame
Magnolia Bakery – Cupcakes In New York
Magnolia Bakery needs no introduction. Most of us who enjoy baking would have heard about this famous bakery ,possibly like myself, through its famous cookbooks. I do not own any of the cookbooks from Magnolia Bakery…was almost tempted by the array of powdery pastel cupcakes on their covers but the lack of photos inside the
The Purple Pig- Chicago

I have been on the road for the last 6 weeks and am now feeling extremely zonked out both physically and mentally. I don’t wish to get on another plane for as long as I possibly can! Travels take its toll but I have to admit it is sometimes not without its perks. I was

New York Central Park – A Little Photo Gallery

I must have traveled to New York more than 10 times over the last 15 years. During the earlier years, I would travel there to visit my grand uncle and grand aunt in Brookyln. I recall how their neighbourhood at Prospect Park populated by blacks and hispanics would morph to become rather hip and cosy. Subsequently, when I

More Inspiration From Donna Hay – Blue Cupcakes

There is something rather magical about the soft teal blue colour… For generations,Tiffany‘s little blue box has set every girls’ heart aflutter. Then there is Homemaking Guru, Martha Stewart’s signature blue logo and blue packaging which renders everything more pristine and perfect. Donna Hay, Australia’s own accomplished food stylist, cookbook and magazine editor, too chooses to work with the soft