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Postcard from McLaren Vale

In Australia, Travel, Food by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: McLaren Vale Vineyards Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2022 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, …

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AA Gill & British Pubs

In Books, Food, UK by tony3 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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International Peasant Foods

In Amazonia, Argentina, Travel, Bolivia, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Food, Peru, USA by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Poor Indian Girls by Train, Altiplano Peru 1974 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 March 2020 I’m no longer young. When you are young late teens, 20s, if you are interested in food, you begin to experiment with taste and variety beyond what you have experienced before. You experience new food sensations. This is very rare with me …

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Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe

In Travel, Canada, Food by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: Front of La Vielle Gare Menu Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 February 2020  I’m no longer young. When you are young late teens, 20s, if you are interested in food, you begin to experiment with taste and variety beyond what you have experienced before. You experience new food sensations. This is very rare with me later in …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

In The rest, Australia, Food by tony2 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

In Travel, Thailand, Food by tony1 Comment

Featured update image: Muang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Denise …

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Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

In Books, Food by tony1 Comment

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 October 2016 Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

In Books, Food by tony2 Comments

     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 September 2016 Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky Writing about food some fine writers and articles Introduction In Food writing 1, I analysed Mark Kurlansky’s anthology Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History, 2002. The book contains 234 articles, which covers …

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Food Writing 1: Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts

In Books, Food by tony3 Comments

     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2016 Food Writing 1: Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky, a look at food writing across history Writing about food an introductory excursion Introduction I am a fan of Mark Kurlansky’s writing. I loved Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, 1997 and The Basque History of the World (1999). Although …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

In Travel, Thailand, Food by tony5 Comments

Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, …

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British Food — an appraisal of the middle

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  May 2015    Trip to the UK 16 July to 16 September 2014    In Britain or in far-flung outposts around the world in what either used to be the British Empire or in countries influenced by Britain, one meets the British. And when the conversation turns to food, the Brits inevitably bore you about how …

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Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

In Travel, Thailand, Food by tony9 Comments

    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Viang Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Chiang Mai is the second city of Thailand but it is a small city …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

In Travel, Food, India by tony3 Comments

Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …