Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.

. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Sam (Dooley Wilson) in  Casablanca  (Michael Curtiz 1942) . Over the years I have cooked with a variety of different nationalities and ethnic groups. The Malays in Brunei and Malaysia, Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, Indian, Pakistani and Iranians in Dubai. I have cooked in Bali, Nigeria, all over the…

Everybody Paris

Paris Everybody After a couple of days of what felt like autumn rains, it has cleared and feels like a lovely spring day. Sun is out and a cool breeze is blowing. Everybody wants to be to Paris. Judging by the contrails in the sky, it is quite busy up there. It was a public…