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    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

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    Locker room talk

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 04/10/2019

    » If you can Find The Locker Room, then quench your thirst at their spanking new Botanist Gin Lab. The exclusive lab is all about modern luxury and delicious gin cocktails served in high-end Lucaris glassware.

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    Turning art into cocktails

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Supawit "Palm" Muttarattana, group bar manager for Foodie Collection, won "Bartender of the Year 2019" at Sunday's Bar Awards 2019 held in Bangkok and has been on the local bar scene since 2009. His passion for cocktails earned him top prize at Diageo World Class Thailand 2012 and he soon became brand ambassador for Diageo Reserve Thailand. This year in Milan, Italy, Palm won "Campari Bartender Competition Asia 2019", where he competed against 350 bartenders from across Asia. Apart from overseeing Vesper, il Fumo, La Dotta Pasta Bar, La Dotta La Grassa, Via Maris Bistro & Natural Wine Bar and 80/20, he is a partner at Backstage Cocktail Bar. Palm talks to Guru about his "clean, classical style with a strong focus on techniques and ingredients. A twist on classic cocktails" mixology and more.

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    From seedling to bar

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 22/06/2018

    » MarkRin Chocolate was born out of the love for chocolate by Assoc Prof Dr Sanh and his wife Kanokked "Thip" La-Ongsri, who also created it as a long-term research project in Chiang Mai. Sanh found that the agricultural geography of Thailand qualified for planting cacao trees. The first cacao plant in Chiang Mai, Sanh crossed two cacao varieties and created his own hybrid called "I.M.1". He and Thip formed MarkRin Farms, to support and form a cooperative, so cacao farmers have a stable occupation since cacao is a monocrop and intercrop. Sanh and Thip also studied and researched cocoa beans fermentation together to develop chocolate from premium quality dried beans.

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    Go global, eat local

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 01/12/2017

    » To call Jock Zonfrillo a locavore would not be an exaggeration. The chef and owner of Australia's No.1 restaurant, Orana -- as voted by Gourmet Traveller for 2017 -- was in Bangkok in September.

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    Culinary royalty on food, family and the future

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/07/2019

    » Singapore, the first Asian country to host The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, was inundated with the globe's top culinary talent at the end of last month, who attended a series of special gastronomic events in the lead up to the unveiling of the list for 2019.

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    Gimme some sugar

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 03/05/2019

    » 'Without sugar, there would be no dessert and without dessert there would be no pastry chef," says Fabrizio Fiorani, who was awarded Asia's Best Pastry Chef 2019 at Asia's 50 Best Awards, in Macau, in March.

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    Contemporary Swedish

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 14/09/2018

    » At Michelin-starred Gastrologik, chefs Jacob Holmström and Anton Bjuhr's restaurant in Stockholm's Ostermalm district, there is no menu. The menu is so fresh that it is driven by the best local ingredients of the day.

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    Promoting social change, one dance step at a time

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 01/02/2018

    » It is perhaps rare to know what you want to do in life while still in your 20s. At 27, Ugandan Kaweesi Mark has a full plate and a life path already mapped out.

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    Chocolate royalty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 02/02/2018

    » For 134 years, Maison Bonnat has been passed on from generation to generation, from father to son, practicing a skill few artisans master today -- the art of making chocolate.

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