Liquoriced bacon salad

Have you ever had Chinese spare ribs? They taste really meaty, an the secret to that is star anis and fennel. Both of which contain anethole. Anethole is an organic aromatic compound that not only gives you an ...

Café Esplanad – Helsinki, Finland

In the late nineties, I was robbed by a couple of guys in an alley, in the outskirts of Bangkok. They left me with a swollen lip, and I left them with about 1500 baht. Today I arrived in Helsinki, Finland, and ...