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James but everyone calls him Chef, completed his chef's apprenticeship in Sydney before doing his time in the finest hotel kitchens in London. He was an executive chef in Australia for several years at a five-star resort. These days he's a professional travel blogger. He's a dad, husband and world traveller as well the creator of World Travel Chef blog. He's also a competing Ironman triathlete and marathon runner.

Best Idiyappam Maker or String Hopper Machine

If you want to make string hoppers, you need an idiyappam maker of some sort.  String hoppers (idiyappam) are long, thin strands created by pressing idiyappam dough through small holes. Idiyappam making machines are predominantly hand-operated, requiring some force to extrude the fine noodles. When I tried my hand at making string hoppers in Sri …

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Southern Style Cooking on a Deep South Road Trip

Our deep south road trip took us through Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and, Louisiana. These states are classically considered the deep south of the USA and the further south we got, the better our food experiences became. Southern-style cooking is certainly something not to be missed and for this Aussie chef, it was a …

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