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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Re ...

    5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - An epic battle of two Sushi titans. The U.S. versus Japan. Three arenas of engagement: Sashimi, Nigiri & Makimono. Five judges to determine the outcome. Who will prevail as the Champion of Sushi? A couple weeks ago, I participated as a judge in a grand Sushi battle, pitting local Chef Tim Cushman, of O Ya Restaurant, against Chef Hisayoshi Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan.

      International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

      Matthew Jukes - - 3 readers - I am looking forward to attending this experience and will report back on ‘the most extraordinary dining room on earth’! Press Embargoed until 21st October 2014 International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights More than 80 of the world’s most influential and respected food and wine VIPs will arrive in Australia early in November to take part in a country-wide gastronom.

      Westland Distillery: A Worthy Washington Whiskey

      The Passionate Foodie - - 2 readers - It's an exciting time for whiskey lovers as excellent whiskey is now being produced all over the world. Some of these new distilleries have been making their mark, impressing everyone with world-class whiskey that can compete with the best. In 2008, the state of Washington passed a new law, creating a "craft distillery" license, allowing small distilleries to open tasting roo ...

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      Excellent article on conditions in Italy

      … is the equivalent of 135 per cent of GDP — the third highest in the world after Japan and Greece. And the more deflation Italy has, the bigger the debt and its cost in real terms. In Italy, as in France, a dirigiste philosophy has predominated since the second world war. The government is run like a protection racket; money finds its way…

      By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Sake News

      … 2015. The top two European markets for Sake are Britain and Germany, and Italy falls behind France, though only by a small margin. Italy's strong wine culture is seen by some people as an obstacle to their embracing Sake, though that shouldn't be an obstacle that cannot be overcome. Sake and Italian food can pair very well, and I previously held…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Wine in Indonesia

      … Pictures: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller having an Australian Wine at Bintan Lagoon Resort on Bintan Island in Indonesia. Suhaemi Opened the Bottle. In 2014, I spent the month of October in Singapore. A number of beach resorts in Malaysia and Indonesia are just about an hour away from Singapore by ferry…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

      … I am looking forward to attending this experience and will report back on ‘the most extraordinary dining room on earth’! Press Embargoed until 21st October 2014 International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights More than 80 of the world’s most influential and respected food and wine VIPs will arrive in Australia early…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Westland Distillery: A Worthy Washington Whiskey

      …, and Emerson is very serious about whiskey. As we talked, I found reflections of Scotland, Japan and Spain, in all that he said. And when I got to taste his whiskies, a single malt and a peated version, I was thoroughly impressed. These are whiskies that you are going to hear more and more about, and I'm intrigued about the future products…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

      … An epic battle of two Sushi titans. The U.S. versus Japan. Three arenas of engagement: Sashimi, Nigiri & Makimono. Five judges to determine the outcome. Who will prevail as the Champion of Sushi? A couple weeks ago, I participated as a judge in a grand Sushi battle, pitting local Chef Tim Cushman, of O Ya Restaurant, against Chef Hisayoshi…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Kanpai, It's Sake Day!

      … support to the Kickstarter for Blue Current Brewery, an artisan Sake brewery located in Maine. As Dan Ford states, "the new brewery is ready and filled with an ever-growing array of shiny new equipment, ready to brew up the incoming ingredients. I just need a little financial push to make it over this last hump, to get our final smaller bits…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      … a number of insights. Jeannie thinks we should look at Japan, which she reckons is usually a decade or a generation ahead of the rest of Asia. Here, consumption of wine has levelled off over the last 10 years. Is there a danger that wine consumption in China could level off after such an explosive growth period? But she still thinks mainland China…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Seafood Fear Momgering: The Mercury Myth

      … can locate a single case of mercury toxicity from the normal consumption of commercial seafood in the United States. Nor is there any evidence that countries like Japan, where the average consumer eats as much as ten times more seafood than Americans, have suffered from an epidemic of mercury poisoning." How many people do you know have died from…

      3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
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