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PORTLAND | Ex Novo Brewing Co Portland was born out of founder and former engineer Joel Gregory’s desire to combine his passion for good beer with his desire to make a difference in the world. Ex Novo means “from nothing” and comes from the fact that the brewery was started

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MELBOURNE | Woodstock Pizzicheria is where we go when we want something other than our preferred Neapolitan pizza. The pizzas at Woodstock are Roman style, and the rest of the menu is a showcase of traditional Sicilian food, which is where owner Tony Cannata traces back his family heritage to.



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PORTLAND | Cacao Portland offers a selection of house made chocolates, along with a range of chocolate goodies from some of the best chocolatiers in the USA and around the world, with a particular focus on Oregon based producers. Owners Aubrey Lindley and Jesse Mannis opened Cacao in 2006 when

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ABYANEH | Abyaneh is a historic village in Iran, dating back to the Sasanid era (224AD to 651AD), when it is believed that Zooastrians fleeing from Arab invaders set up a string of villages in the area around the Karkas Mountains. This part of Iran is remote and picturesque, and



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Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world. From the Islamic Revolution in 1979, through to the Iran-Iraq war between 1980-1988 and the dubbing of Iran as a member of the “Axis of Evil” by US President George W Bush in 2002, people in the West have

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In January 2015 I returned to London for the first time in just over 3 years. As you can imagine, I had long list of places to eat that I wanted to try while I was there. There were the hot new restaurant openings, the places that had opened up

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As 2014 comes to a close it’s time to take a look back at what happened in the world of food in Melbourne and decide just what were the top 10 best restaurants in Melbourne. As is always the case in this city, there was a constant stream of new

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Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines and, over the years, I have eaten a lot of Japanese food. Before visiting Japan I thought that I had quite a good grasp on what Japanese food was about but it only took a few days in the country to realise that what I

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Before visiting Japan I did my research and read a lot of information about various topics. During my time in the country, some of what I read proved itself to be useful and some of it not so useful. There were other things that I encountered that I had never

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Hanoi, Vietnam, just like most of the cities in Vietnam, offers a wide variety of food to those who visit it. Much of what I discussed in my Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide applies to Hanoi. You can read my thoughts on why you should eat street food and