Rambo on the River: 2008

Rambo on the River: 2008

Written by Roger Allen The Freedom Bridge spanning the Salween River loomed up in front of us. Random checkpoints had started some way back and now the line of cars and lorries slowed to a halt. This was the way into Myanmar from the Thailand side, the official way...
Thai Rice Soup

Thai Rice Soup

INGREDIENTS 6 cups chicken stock 1 small cooked white fish shredded 2 kaffir lime leaves, 1 tbsp. lime juice 1 thumb-size piece ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 stalk celery, sliced thinly 1 cup oyster mushrooms, left whole unless very large 3/4 to 1 cup...
Massaman meat curry

Massaman meat curry

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups good-quality chicken or beef stock 1 to 2 pounds beef 1/3 cup diced onion 3 bay leaves 1 to 2 potatoes, sliced into chunks A handful of fresh coriander Curry Sauce: 1 thumb-piece ginger, grated 4 to 5 cloves garlic 1 stalk lemongrass, minced...
Jungle Fish Curry

Jungle Fish Curry

INGREDIENTS 500g boneless fish fillets, firm white fish monk, cod, salmon. 1 tbsp vegetable oil 250 ml of chicken stock 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp palm sugar 2 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp crispy fried shallots Coriander leaves (handful) roughly chopped. The woman behind the...
Hunting a Killer – Washington/London July 1992

Hunting a Killer – Washington/London July 1992

Written by Allan Hall Tabloid newspapers liked, in the pre-Leveson days, to think themselves above the law. And as well as flouting it on a daily basis, they also liked to play the policeman when it came to particular whodunnit? crimes. So when a beautiful 23-year-old...