Chinese breakfast in Singapore early saturday morning

After a 13 hour flight, and a 7AM arrival in Singapore we wanted some exoticism. And we found it by going straight to the chinese quarter.   Dim sum keeping hot on the heated cart.  Pork and Shrimp dim sum. What did we have with it? Tiger. Because it was hot and our bodies had…

Sunday lunch at La Tour d’Argent

Number One: The Tour d’Argent has the best wine list in Paris and is one of the top 10 in the world. The wine list is a veritable book in which wine lovers and afficionados can plunge with pleasure (and motivation!). The sommeliers of the Tour d’Argent, led by David Ridgeway, are extremely capable, knowledgeable…

The secret to Risotto

Yesterday, when I stopped in to my favorite Italian delicatessen shop – La Bottega di Piacenza, on rue des Abbesses- I noticed that they were selling theme cook books (risotto, pasta, pizza etc). I thought ‘this is new and a good idea’, so I picked up the risotto one to browse it. There were indeed…