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ASIAN ADVENTURE part 4 - the menu

We had heard of a great duck and pork place called Prachak. A restaurant that had been running since 1909. Home owners would send their...

ASIAN ADVENTURE part 3 - Hat Yai

Choppy ride back to Pakbara pier from KOH LIPE. Then long bus ride to the airport. But we had some hours to kill. We hopped into a cab...

ASIAN ADVENTURE part 2

We are not good with early starts but there was no choice if we were to travel to the remote island of KOH LIPE. Why had I chosen it? The...

ASIAN ADVENTURE part 1

New Year's Eve was spent in the Turkish Airlines lounge. They did put some bubbles next to the usual wine display which was a nice...

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS EVE

The Christmas Eve celebrations are always the best pop-up event for fun, laughter, a little craziness and food of course. This was our...

THANKSGIVING 2022

Since we are world citizens we can belong everywhere and to every tradition. It had been a while since I gave thanks and so we had a...

WINTER SEASON OPENS WITH THAI POP-UP

Lychee Martini Cake was the pivot for this pop-up. I adore lychee martinis and Dave (who elfs for my pop-up when he's in Istanbul)...

Abby & Pete's Wedding

"Hey Eleanor, do you fancy helping me cater a wedding in California for 120 people?" Eleanor lived in Perth, Australia. We were at school...

VEGAN MICHELIN STAR POP-UP

I watched 'Bad Vegan' on Netflix and thought. Now that's a challenge! Can Vegan food blow me away? The star dish of the series 'Raw Food...

All about spices

A BRIEF LOOK AT CURRY SPICES The origins of curry powder began in the 18th Century when spice merchants in India saw the potential of...

YEAR OF THE TIGER 2022

Chinese New Year is one of my favorite times of year. Another chance at a new beginning, (if the New year resolutions were trashed 3 mins...

EXPAT ALCHEMIST GOES TO THAILAND

At the tail end of the Singapore cook book I'm in Thailand eating my way around in order to decide what can work in the Expat Alchemist...

Christmas Eve 2021

It is the biggest event in the pop-up calendar. This year I decided to make it an invitation only event by inviting those who supported...

PUNJAB POP-UP III

The final Punjab pop-up happened. 3 Saturdays in a row bringing Punjab dishes from my book - The Expat Alchemist cooks Punjab to guests.

WEDDING PLANNING

Last night was a wedding meal test. In June I fly to USA to cook for a wedding for 100 people. Over some days Abby and Pete talked about...

PUNJAB POP-UP II

The 2nd of 3 in the month of November. The neighbours haven't said anything yet. Either they've given up on annoying me and my guests or...

DEEPAVALI PUNJAB POP-UP

The first of the Punjab pop-ups to promote the cookbook. The menu displayed the wide range of Punjabi dishes and was met with rave...

PAKISTANI GROCERY

In Aksaray there's a Pakistani Grocery that has such 'hard to find' spices like: black cardamom, Indian bay leaves, black salt etc. On...

THE EXPAT ALCHEMIST COOKS PUNJAB

A journey that began in March 2020 when a Facebook friend posted up a 30 year old recipe from his time as sous chef to Chef Lal Chand in...

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON POP-UP

Two weeks after The Chinese full moon festival (Harvest festival) we had our Dark Side of the Moon. In 2018 the Chinese were first to...

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  • THE PUNJAB POP-UP III
    THE PUNJAB POP-UP III
    27 Kasım Cmt
    Beyoğlu
    27 Kas 2021 20:00 GMT+3 – 28 Kas 2021 00:00 GMT+3
    Beyoğlu, Cihangir, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    27 Kas 2021 20:00 GMT+3 – 28 Kas 2021 00:00 GMT+3
    Beyoğlu, Cihangir, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    The 3rd and last Punjab pop-up this month and probably for this year. It was well received and is currently fully booked.
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