Tag Archives: Food

Cooking with Abe

Written by . Filed under Made in USA. Tagged , , , , , . No comments.
Cooking_Jan_2012_1

It’s been great to have Abe back in town for a couple of weeks. A great opportunity to hang out, get introduced to some awesome people, and get some kitchen time with Abe … great to have the place up and running for his arrival.

DIY Sous Vide

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , , , , . 7 Comments.
Sous Vide 1

Our friend Dave, who is an engineer at Microsoft in Seattle, paid us a visit last week. Reports had been circulating that he had assembled his own Sous Vide; a device that enables highly-accurate temperature control for cooking, in the manner of Heston Blumenthal. By […]

HK NYE 2011

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , . No comments.
IMG_2515

A bit late in the writing, but who cares – this year was another HK mission to seek out the new year in style.  Flying back from the UK, I popped my head round the door for about 18 hours, before heading back to Taiwan.  […]

Hello Kitty Pasta

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , . No comments.
p_2048_1536_FCDC4B52-3B00-463E-80E5-DBCC49424383.jpeg

The apocolypse approaches.

Easter Brunch

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , . No comments.
l_2048_1536_F9FC991C-E54F-42F2-B4C1-6CCA40565F39.jpeg

This is proving to be one of those ‘intense weekends’. Arrive from the USA at midnight on Friday, get up to help prepare Easter Brunch for a dozen friends (Rabbit, Lamb and Quiche, no less!), then jump on a train down south to meet Michael […]

Hongmonay

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , , , . No comments.
Christmas Baking copy

Mince Pies, mid-process. I had, in my thirty years, never been away from my village for Christmas, bar trips to family around the country. As adorable as that is, it was high time I flew the nest during the festive period. Thoughtfully, my sister agreed […]

Borneo

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , , , , . No comments.
Malaysian Flag

“Borneo” I have always liked the name of the place, associating it with adventure and danger, with Tintin and mysterious happenings in the jungle. Right up there with Zanzibar, Madagascar, Peru and Tazmania in the adventurous naming competition. It comprises territories from Brunei, Indonesia and […]

Jiufen Tea Ceremony

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , . No comments.

Company team-building activities are a fairly regular activity on the Dell calendar. One of the more community-spirited activities is the annual Jinshan beach clear-up operation at one of the surf hot spots on the other side of northen Taiwan. As a result of Typhoon Morakot, […]

Birthday Redux

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , , , , . No comments.

It’s useful being friends with designers and photographers; they have a habit of injecting that extra element of quality into capturing events. In my case, I was lucky enough to have Abe shooting away on his rig, and Gerhard & Klara mounting their time-lapse cam […]

Beer Flavour Green Tea

Written by . Filed under Made in Taiwan. Tagged , , . 1 Comment.

While eating dinner at the local street-side live shrimp vendor next to the brothel and gangster hang out, we went to grab some drinks at the local 7-11 … all I can say, kids, is don’t try this at home. Sweet beer-flavoured tea is positively […]