Discover Murray River’s food trail

The wide, sun-drenched landscape that stretches along the Mighty Murray River is one of the country’s most fertile food bowls, with local producers offering up everything from olives to wines to cactus ice cream. Feeling peckish? Chart a course along the Murray Farm Gate Trail to discover a secret gem of a road trip ready to be savoured. It’s impossible to miss Corowa Whisky and Chocolate when driving into Corowa, as it is housed in the imposing heritage-listed Corowa Flour Mill, originally built in the 1920s and which the current owners – the Druce family, who are also responsible for the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory in the historic Junee Flour Mill – bought for just $1. While the building

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3 New Omakase Restaurants in Singapore

IN AN ERA WHERE TRAVEL IS CURTAILED, Singapore’s fine-dining establishments are making a roaring trade, especially Japanese omakase restaurants. This phenomenon is not surprising, considering that Expedia’s 2021 Travel Trends Report put Tokyo as the second most searched-for travel destination for Singaporeans in 2021 (the first being the local choice of the Lion City, of course). In the past year, at least six new omakase restaurants have either opened or reopened in new premises — from quaint shophouse hot spots to swanky five-star hotels. Thinking of snagging a seat at one next week? You should have made that reservation at least two months ago. At this level, some standards are a given: fresh seasonal ingredients flown in several times a

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6 Bangkok Restaurants Among Top 50 Best Restaurants in Asia

Bangkok can count a whopping 15 entries on the Asia’s 100 Best Restaurants list, with six exciting entries within the Top 50. The best restaurant in Asia is Hong Kong’s The Chairman (followed by last year’s Odette in Singapore). Pandemic or not, overall the rankings for Bangkok restaurants are pretty high this year, with Bangkok alongside Hong Kong and Tokyo being one of the key dominators on the list. Image Credit: 80/20 Gaggan Anand is the highest new entry on the list, coming in at Number 5. “This is the most motivating thing in my entire life,” says chef Gaggan Anand. “With your love and support, we might survive this.” It’s interesting this year, and it’s nice to see many

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Dubai Food Festival 2021 – Masterclasses, Chef’s Table & Experiential Dining

Amidst the shutdowns and lockdowns, Dubai gives you 24 days to celebrate an unforgettable and inspiring culinary adventure. The Dubai Food Festival 2021 returns for its third edition this year from 25 March to 17 April, featuring Masterclasses, Chef’s Tables and Experiential Dining adventures that redefine what it means to eat out. Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) said: “Foodie Experiences is very much a favourite at Dubai Food Festival. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind food adventure across Dubai with a curated list of the city’s most anticipated and prominent food events. This year, we’re proud to be hosting a wide variety of memorable gourmet experiences from seeing top chefs in their craft to dining in the

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Melbourne Food & Wine Festival kicks off

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, organised by Bank of Melbourne and Visit Victoria, recently returned with a blockbuster 2021 calendar across Melbourne and regional Victoria. The newly expanded festival year kicked off with a suite of signature and new events in March. This will be followed in winter by the festival’s core programming for the year, a two-week festival all about Melbourne, and then in the spring the food and drink of regional Victoria will for the first time have a festival all its own. March sees the return of some of the festival’s best-loved signature events, which were postponed in 2020. The Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, returns with

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How to Make Samosas at Home

  One of the most meaningful traveling experiences is discovering local cuisine. We are all longing to travel right now, but until then, we can experience the world by cooking some of its famous regional dishes. Today, we’ll learn more about one of the iconic Indian dishes – the samosa – and I’ll share a recipe for samosas that you can make at home. The samosa is famous as an entrée and a snack in South East and Western Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean region. But for people around the world, Samosa is synonymous with Indian cuisine. It is the most popular Indian snack and one of the most relished foods that Indians eat for breakfast or as a tea-time snack. Without

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Best Restaurants in Singapore to Celebrate The Ox Year

Bullish Chinese New Year meals to celebrate the Year of the Ox The Chinese New Year celebrations are traditionally grand gourmet affairs where diet resolutions are momentarily suspended for 15 days. While we can’t have multiple tables and boisterous lo heis (mask on and quiet well-wishing please, the restaurants would constantly remind us), at least we can now dine in a group of eight here in Singapore. And restaurants are pulling out the stops to make sure that your meals are as auspicious and memorable as possible. We sieve the gems from the menus – stuffing ourselves at some – and pick out 10 of the most fantastic feasts and where to find them. CHERRY GARDEN, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE The

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