A matter of taste: delicious or distasteful

In 2011 CNN made a survey of what are the 50 most delicious foods in the world. Surprisingly for some and delightfully for us here the first place went to Beef Rendang and second place was our all-time favorite comfort food, Nasi Goreng. http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/eat/readers-choice-worlds-50-most-delicious-foods-012321 But let’s face it this is a very subjective issue.  In … Continue reading

The wanderings of food…fusion or confusion cuisine?… it’s always been here

The adapting and transplanting of ingredients and dishes from other cultures is nothing new. In fact the fusing of various cuisines has been around forever.  Fusion Cuisine may have been the culinary buzzword for last 2 decades but cultures have been “fusing” cuisines and ingredients ever since man started exploring and travelling with every nationality … Continue reading

Home Alone – The naked home cook

In my sometimes solitary life style as globetrotting hotelier I more often than not find myself in the position of dining alone. As I have previously discussed in an earlier blog: https://culinarygypsy.com/2011/02/11/raising-the-bar-or-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-eating-alone-at-the-bar/    Not always does one feel like dining alone in a restaurant and indeed I find my end of day habit of cooking for … Continue reading

Originally posted on culinarygypsy:
 Who Criticizes the Critics? It is strange that I never became a restaurant critic since the job does combine two of my favourite pass times: eating and criticizing. Over years of meals cherished or loathed, I too, like most of us, became a self-appointed expert. Likes and dislikes are formed; opinions…