about us

Robert Carmack

Robert is author of five cookbooks, Thai Cooking and Vietnamese Cooking from Periplus and  most recently The Burma Cookbook. His books are sold the world over, in both English and foreign-language translations. (Robert's book Fondue is translated into seven editions.) A popular television food stylist, Robert is a native of America's Pacific Northwest, and divides his time between Sydney, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.

Morrison Polkinghorne

Morrison is a textile designer, specializing in hand-crafted French-style trimmings, braids and tassels. His company, Passementeries, exports world-wide, and he also represents prestige interior designers. Morrison is an authority on hand-loom weaving techniques. He is based in Battambang, Cambodia.

Burma Cookbook

Winner 1st prize world's Best Asian cookbook at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Over a decade in the making, “The Burma Cookbook” spans Myanmar’s opulent traditions of empire, from the past century’s best fare to contemporary dishes.

Bric-a-Brac Battamabang

Visit us in Cambodia. Just 3 rooms and 3 floors, each one is a design statement. Bric-à-Brac B&B offers the only deluxe rooms in the old colonial heart of Battambang.


“The most amazing trip, we saw, and did so much, due to your fantastic knowledge of the country, and the people. The food was delicious, and the cooking demonstrations were very special, so many things to mention. Your lovely company…”
– Bernadette Gooley, London
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TEMPLES & TASTINGS CAMBODIA June 2019 11 Days, 10 nights Tour begins in Phnom Penh and ends in Siem Reap.


Where is the “Best Place” in Cambodia? Bric-à-Brac Battambang!!
Thank you Sovrin Magazine for awarding us Top Boutique Hotel in the kingdom. All this in just 3 years… And a very special tacknowledgement to our Khmer staff for being the best in Cambodia.