Culinary alchemy and Taste science

Being a former French colony, Cambodia isn't new to the critical taste buds of sophisticated palates. But even though it's produced few consistent culinary winners (even at the posh establishments), the little engine that could that is Phnom Penh is nevertheless exploring global epicurean trends. Excellent wine selection and a streaming influx of gourmands and chefs with star experience indicate it's ready to take on the challenge. We had a spectacular dessert event last night by one of these chefs, complete with flavour pairings and wine. It's always interesting to look at food beyond the function of sustenance, and it's definitely more fun with fellow foodies (otherwise gastro-physics is just another rocket science uninspiring to the … [Read more...]