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I’m so excited…

I’m so excited…

(and I just can’t hide it… c’mon! you know you were singing along in your head….) Eat, live, travel, write is a finalist in the Best New Blog category at the first annual Foodbuzz Food Blogger Awards to be held in November! You can see the entire list of nominees here as well as the […]

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Tomatillo and chicken stew

Tomatillo and chicken stew

(ok, ok, after yesterday’s post which apparently grossed people out, we’re back to pretty and yummy!) Last week, these arrived in our organic box: I have never cooked with a tomatillo before but the beauty of receiving local products every fortnight is that other food writers, bloggers and cooks are out there cooking with the […]

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Is it Fear Factor?

Is it Fear Factor?

Nope, it’s just some of the more “interesting” aisles (at least to my Western eyes) of the morning market in Luang Prabang, Laos. Our day at the Tamarind Restaurant Riverside cooking class began with a trip to the market and for your viewing pleasure today, I present you with pictures that I took even though […]

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Just another day on the Mekong…

Just another day on the Mekong…

What would a trip to Laos be without a boat ride on the Mekong? Well we got more than our fair share of the Mekong, since heavy rains washed out part of the road we were supposed to take to Hinboun and we ended up stopping at a random village, wading through what seemed like […]

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Rice cakes in Laos on eatlivetravelwrite.com

How to make rice cakes (not the Quaker ones…)

Ok, I have to admit I am not a big fan of processed rice cakes so when we had the opportunity to see the real thing being made in Laos this summer, we were very excited. I am not sure what happens in the Quaker factory but the ones you buy taste so… well… artificial. […]

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