Vietnam

The Worlds Most Expensive Coffee is Kopi Luwak, made with Civet droppings at R600 per cup.

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by Murray in Articles, Food Around The World, Know Your Ingredients

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 08:00

Following the Panda Poo Tea story we set out to discover a little more about the world's most expensive coffee which is made with civet droppings. Coffee cherries are a popular meal for the Asian Palm Civet but they only digest the flesh and not the bean which passes through their system. The cat's enzymes go to work on the beans making shorter ...

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How to store basil

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by Murray in Articles, Cooking Tips, Know Your Ingredients

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 08:00

A few quick tips for storing basil Basil has a tendency to die very quickly so extending it's life is quite useful. The easiest way is to store basil is to keep the roots in water, this will extend its life quite considerably. You could also place a plastic bag over the leaves and secure them to the glass or jug of water with an elastic band creating a green house effect. Your basil will keep perfectly for a week in the fridge, Another method for storing basil is to take the stalks ...

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Ramsey discovers Vietnamese Seafood

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Videos

Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 14:00

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Ramsay in a candlelit bathtub fishing for squid in Vietnam

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Know Your Ingredients, Videos

Friday, October 14, 2011 at 14:00

Do you fancy heading out to sea at night in a candle lit bathtub fishing for squid. It's not exactly a big fish experience but they are fun to cook and Ramsay discovers something that the English eat but not the Vietnamese.

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Ramsay eats a snakes beating heart

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Videos

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 14:00

Why is it that if it's disgusting it's called a delicacy. This does not correlate to the definition of the word delicay which is something pleasing and appealing, it has fineness of appearence, construction and elegance. Their is nothing delicate about a snakes beating heart! It doesn't stop there, they eat the whole snake, thankfully it is cooked in a variety of different ways. ...

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Ramsay tries out Vietnamese BBQ Duck. This is genuinely a cool braai idea.

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by Dexter in Articles, Braai, Food Around The World, Videos

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 15:00

Ramsay meets Mrs Duck and her signature dish... BBQ duck. This is quite a cool braai idea, slice up the duck, use a glaze of your choice and away you go.  

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Ramsay explores the rice paddies of Vietnam and karma finds him as he falls on his arse

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Know Your Ingredients, Videos

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 14:00

Ramsay learns about harvesting rice and gets to have a go at processing it too using pedal power. He still finds time to insult his hosts, it wouldn't be Ramsay if he didn't. But karma always finds a way and Ramsay ends up on his arse

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Ramsay cooks in a Vietnamese kitchen and endures his own "Kitchen Nightmare"

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Gordon Ramsay, Videos

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 15:00

Gordon Ramsay went on a Great Escape, exploring SE Asia and India. This week we are running clips from his time in Vietnam and in this clip he keeps the diners waiting longer than they should as he prepares a Vietnamese menu. He still finds the time to berate and blame those closest too him. When he gets told that one of the dishes is not that good you can see the expression on his face as he tries to ...

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Ramsay makes a broth in Vietnam

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by Dexter in Articles, Food Around The World, Videos

Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 14:00

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Anthony Bourdain is back in SE Asia, this time exploring Vietnam

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by Baz in Articles, Food Around The World, Videos

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 16:00

Vietnam has always been one of those mysterious, mystical countries which conjours up images of exotic foods, rich aromas and Robin Williams. We have all grown up with the images projected by Hollywood and movies that portray a rather unfair, biased view of this long hidden gem in SE Asia. I have long imagined taking two months off to travel and explore Vietnam and the surrounding countries, backpacking through SE Asia using trains and bicycles  to get around. Most importantly I would get to ...

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