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SIX YEARS OLD
I am not into numerology but I thought this would be fun. At 10:10pm (EDST) on October 10th, 2010, making it 10:10, 10/10/10, we hit the launch button for this website.
So now, six years on, it’s been a fun ride. I’ve learned to upload text and pictures. Including the Home page. There are modules that stay more or less updated regularly and each week I post up some quotes that fit our themes of travel and food, and daily we keep track of which country is celebtrating its national day, along with its flag, a link to details of its cuisine, and some trivia. There are links to events that concern food or travel as well, and also to what in history is connected to each date.
You will notice that there are no ads on this site. I prefer to keep it simple. And I upload everything myself. I write the features, I edit and assemble the pages which are a roundup of various themes - Weird and Wacky, Travel Tipoffs, Taste the World, and others – and the pictures on the feature stories are usually mine, while the classy videos come from Gordon, my husband.
Thanks to all those who have given feedback and assistance, and most thanks of all to my IT-guru-husband-friend Gordon.
Thanks for staying with us - much is planned for the future.
ABOUT THIS SITE
This site has evolved from www.sallyhammond.com.au which was set up to promote Sally Hammond's various books and travel articles. You may have originally reached this site via that web address.
Welcome to this continuing exploration of our fascinating world and its endless variety of foods!
One of the most interesting aspects of travel is experiencing new foods and drinks. We call it ‘tasting the world’.
Currently, there is so much travel information available – guidebooks, websites, apps, newsletters – it seems there is actually too much information around. It almost confusing, and to assemble a clear idea of your destination you often have to go from one site to another to collect it all.
That is why we have pared back the instructions and extra information, to provide just small bites, a degustation of each featured place, with the thing all food travellers want, details about what to order when you eat!
Think of this site as the first place to come for worldwide food and travel information. Generous links to other sites have been added where there will be much more detail, as well as to Sally's articles for an added insight into your destination.
There's also a way for you to interact with your comments, suggestions, observations and interesting finds, so that we can all learn and help each other.
Working hard behind this site are Sally and Gordon Hammond
Sally is a food writer and a cook who travels – not a travel writer who eats.
When you think about it, that makes a big difference to the way she looks at food, wherever she finds it – whether it’s in a shop in Beijing, on a restaurant table in Paris, or in her own kitchen in Sydney, Australia.
Her food and travel writing experience extends over three decades and she really understands all aspects of food. She has written extensively about nutrition, compiled several cookbooks and contributed hundreds of restaurant reviews.
In Australia or other countries, you’ll find Sally delving into remote corners of local markets or cluttered food stores. If she doesn’t know what something is, or what to do with it, she finds out. Her blog, Toffee Tomatoes, celebrates some of the world’s weirder and more unusual foods. A newer one World Baking celebrates the breads of each country on its national day.
Always close at hand is her husband and colleague, Gordon, taking photographs of anything and everything. Together Sally and Gordon travel Australia and the rest of the world, enjoying learning more about each place – and of course tasting its food!
India's best-kept secret - a state of excitement and mystery.
Fells and dales, gingerbread, shaggy sheep and weird standing stones.
Glasgow is shaking off its grey reputation.....
Still find all the food and fun of Central Taiwan ....
From the valleys to the seaside - sharing the surprises of South Wales.
Lovely green Kerala has a friendly welcome for everyone.
Listen to the podcast
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is full of surprises!
Can't get enough of Singapore?
Why does dining on an island always seem so much better?
FIFTY places and foods you may (or may not!) recognise.
The world's BIGGEST war memorial. HINT: it's in Australia.
Meet the courageous Japanese city that is embracing the future.
The Blue Mountains have much to offer - summer or winter.
A cruise around south-east Asia uncovers some fascinating secrets.
So you thought throwing the wedding bouquet was strange....
If you like beer, this could be helpful when you travel.
Pack your Big Yellow Suitcase ...