Book Review

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Wine Book of the Year 2011

I always approach the Wandering Palate ‘Wine Book of the Year’ with trepidation, partly because wine books can be rather dull for the average reader or even wine consumer, notwithstanding the fact t...
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Book Review: China’s borderlands

Part travelogue, part social commentary and part history lesson, The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds takes readers on a colorful 10,000-mile journey along the Silk Road. Author Eric Enno Tamm weaves together a ...
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Book Selection for the Gourmand

With Christmas only weeks away now, it’s that time where indecisions on presents-buying start turning into panic, particularly for friends and relatives abroad and you know you have to get that parcel off...
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Book Review: The Wandering Palate Cookbook of the Year

In the world of cookbooks, or perhaps it should be universe with new galaxy’s being discovered every day, how does one arrive at the Cookbook of the Year? It’s largely a personal choice althoug...
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Book Review: Building Detroit’s Best in China

Last month, the US automaker General Motors sold a near-record 240,000 units, a 17 percent increase over August and 15 percent up year-on-year. In fact, General Motors is on track to sell more than 2 million ca...
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Book Review: An Oz chef’s culinary biography

One of Australia's most talented and charismatic chefs, Andrew Blake, has released his second cookbook, Blake’s Feast – A Life in Food. Even with the surfeit of cookbooks out there, this one is...
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Book Review: The Silk King’s Disappearance

On Easter Sunday 1967, the most famous American in Southeast Asia went for a short walk in the Malaysian hill station of Cameron Highlands and disappeared, as thoroughly as if he had been taken up into the air ...
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Book Review: Crackdown on China’s Uyghurs

In February 1997, the Chinese government’s suppression of protests in Ghulja in northwest China thrust the Uyghur people briefly onto the world stage. The protests were an expression of dissent against th...
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Book Review: Searching for Singapore’s Porn Star

'Singapore Rebel: Searching for Annabel Chong' by Gerrie Lim, Monsoon Books, paperback, S$19.80 in Singapore. Also available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Amazon Kindle. Annabe...