Best Boutique Hotel in Cambodia

We won!!! Christmas came early this year with our award for best boutique hotel in Cambodia. Thanks to @sovrin_kh magazine for recognising our small 3-room colonial lodgings in the hinterlands of Northwest Cambodia. And a very special acknowledgement to our Khmer staff, without whom this prize would never have been possible. All this achieved after […]

Dresden Stollen Christmas Cakes

Stollen: my annual output of Dresdner stollen Christmas cakes. Yeast dough kneaded forever, dried fruits macerated overnight in black Bacardi rum and once baked soused with more then slathered with unctuous melted butter and dusted with copious quantities of icing/powdered sugar. And finally wrapped in foil as the ultimate xmas gift of love. I think […]

Baked Cream Eggs

Baked Cream Eggs: breakfast special today at my Bangkok hotel. It took me back to Elsa Maxwell’s cookbook reminiscences of entertaining glitterati and royalty in the pre 60s decades. It was all white-food as in the color, not ethnicity. Today’s recipes are so brown-food while modernist is too disparate, akin to wrangling wayward on a […]