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Gluttony Expedition – Gods, Luang Prabang, Laos

 This whole time in Laos we’ve been in the most real of reality TV shows eating everything on offer, today though we’re metaphorically the ones in front of the camera and cooking up a storm. It’s cooking school time. First up is our trip to the market to be introduced to Lao food and ingredients, […]

Gluttony Expedition – Spiritual, Luang Prabang, Laos

 The food-fest that is Laos continues but there’s something completely wrong, so horribly wrong. I have a tray of sticky rice and some sort of interesting little treats wrapped in vine leaves but I can’t eat any of it, it’s arrayed in a wicker basket for me to give away, yes give away; the horror. […]

Gluttony Expedition – All You Got, Luang Prabang, Laos

 How; how goes the rhetorical cry from the studio audience more a wail of exasperation than a question. This year long reality TV show style procession of food stop to food stop thinly veiled as a travel experience has taken place in much of the worlds more underwhelming food locations. Until now. There has been […]

While you were working – The good life, Mendoza

Today is the day, we have restrained we have resisted but today is indeed the day for flood gates to open and drown us in wine; what a delightful image. Our driver arrives bang on time and we head off to pick up the girls and get going into a day of indulgent wine, food […]

Gluttony Expedition: How Australia butchers Mexican food

Tacos do not have ANY of the following… – There is no ‘Old el Paso’ pre-made kit here. Holy crap don’t start me. Tacos here are nearly always street food. Tacos are not a saucy rich slop-fest, they’re a ridiculous whack of freshness. You never eat a meal of tacos here and leave the table […]

Top 10 – Things to Know about Oaxaca

The Important ones (food) 1. Carne Asada: OK lets set the scene. You walk in past smoking grills and meat on show to get a big wicker tray with shallots and chilli’s. You then take it to one of a bunch of vendors that have huge sloping displays of all sorts of meats and chorizo. […]

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