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Cereal Magazine #04 now available at BooksActually !
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KINFOLK Issue 09 / now available at BooksActually !
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THE HUNT SINGAPORE
As the sun dawns over this tiny red dot, Singapore’s wet markets are already abuzz with the shouts and laughter of locals snapping up fresh fish, veggies and fruit for the day’s meals to come. Chickens pace and squawk in their cages, freshly caught fish splatter water about in plastic tubs and wrinkled old men sit idly by smoking, a game of Chinese chess just begun. This is the Singapore you don’t read about in the Financial Times, a marvelous food mecca bursting with Asian flavor and hidden gems, a wanderer’s paradise.
While there may be a nugget of truth in what you hear about the heavy handed law, the Singapore we know is an easygoing town with clean streets, friendly locals and nonexistent crime. In our experience, the best way to explore Singapore is by foot. Though the days can certainly be warm (we’re on the equator after all), the sidewalks are generally shady and the most interesting areas of town are easily within walking distance of each other. When you get tired, settle into one of the many cafes we recommend or just hop on the nearest city bus or MRT station, Singapore has one of the most efficient public transportation systems on earth.
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WHERE CHEFS EAT
Where Chefs Eat is a new international restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press. Unlike other guides, we didn’t ask critics or foodies to tell us their favourite places to eat, we asked the people who know food the best: over 400 of the world’s top chefs.
From bargain noodle joints to high-end restaurants; late-night haunts to all-day breakfasts; neighbourhood eateries to destination restaurants, Where Chefs Eat has more than 2,000 personal recommendations for where to eat around the globe.
Edited by food writer Joe Warwick, with entertaining reviews, quotes from the chefs and useful maps, Where Chefs Eat is the perfect guide for the culinary traveller.
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Cereal Magazine #03 + Cereal Notebooks
now available at BooksActually !
Cereal Magazine #03 is now available at BooksActually ! (Sorry we’re a little late !)
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Kinfolk #08 is now available at BooksActually !
"This issue is a glimpse of Japan through the Kinfolk lens. It explores the basic values, skills and recipes from a country we deeply admire and a culture that seems to echo some of the same principles we try to live by."
— Nathan Williams, Editor
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THE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
BOOK OF UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS : GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT PLACES (Volume II)
Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.
Other featured writers and places include:
Nik Cohn on Savannah
Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania
Shirley Hazzard on Capri
Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia
Nicole Krauss on Japan
Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas
Edna O’Brien on Bath
Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens
James Truman on Iran
Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania
Edmund White on Jordan
Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo
William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago
John Julius Norwich on the Vatican
Jan Morris on Hawaii
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"We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests.
Thus Margo’s luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne.
Leslie’s cases held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped around two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked.
Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief case containing his clothes.
Mother’s luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening.
I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids.
Thus, by our standards, fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England.”
— from My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
other titles by Gerald Durrell :
+ The Whispering Land
+ A Zoo in My Luggage
+ Birds, Beasts and Relatives
+ Menagerie Manor
+ My Family and Other Animals