Friday, January 30, 2015

National Geographic Instagram Takeover @natgeopeopleasia

Follow @natgeopeopleasia for my posts this week!
I first came across National Geographic's "Future of Food" campaign about a year or so ago, as I've become more interested in food issues. Sustainability, hunger, industrial and small-scale farming are huge issues and it does take a while to get your head around it all. It affects us all, rich or poor, wherever you are in the world and I'd encourage you all to learn more about it.

Various fun and helpful food shows are becoming available to Hong Kong and Asia Pacific on the NatGeo channel, and I'll be helping to spread the word mostly via their Instagram @natgeopeopleasia.

I'll be posting "food things" like I already do on my own Instagram account @e_ting, and as I'm currently travelling, you'll see (hopefully) yummy, fun and thought-provoking things from both Hong Kong and Australia.


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Moon Under Water - Best Meals of 2014

Moon Under Water, at Builders Arms Hotel
I get really excited every time I go back to Melbourne. Don't get me wrong, I love Hong Kong, but Melbourne is home too, and after all, it's where I learned to love food after a childhood/adolescence of indifference.

And pretty much as I was getting ready to leave Melbourne, the name Andrew McConnell started popping up everywhere, initially in relation to Cumulus Inc, which I didn't visit until I returned to the city on a work trip. I was blown away - to me, McConnell's restaurants - Cumulus Inc, Cumulus Up, Moon Under Water, in particular* - are the very definition of the hard-to-define (some say problematic) genre called Modern Australian.