A month ago, just as I was journeying down to Bali for the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, the International Herald Tribune (the global version of The New York Times) published a piece in its travel pages on the culinary tours that I conduct with the god. Part of a series entitled 'The Faces of Travel', it was essentially a profile cum 'day-in-the-life-of' feature detailing the nature of what we do on our culinary tours of Hanoi.
We had a lot of fun the day that freelance writer Mike Ives and photographer Justin Mott accompanied our client and us on the tour. Mike's description of what we do - "offering visitors a taste of the Vietnamese capital’s most eclectic sidewalk eats" - is exemplified well in this short extract from the article:
"The tour continued with bites of chicken cooked in a soda can with chrysanthemum greens and goji berries, followed by sips of Vietnamese egg coffee: raw eggs whisked with sugar and placed atop a highly caffeinated robusta brew."