Mouthful

What in the world are you eating?

Foraging for dude food

30 November 2011 | 11:38 - By Phil Lees

Raspberry explosion

16 November 2011 | 10:11 - By Phil Lees

The mystery of the world’s most boring beer

27 October 2011 | 14:32 - By Phil Lees

Adventures in umami

05 October 2011 | 13:58 - By Phil Lees

Book review: Modernist Cuisine

07 September 2011 | 11:40 - By Phil Lees

Stack of five volumes of Modernist Cuisine cookbook

Is it the most important cookbook in modern history?

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Mind-altering bacteria

06 September 2011 | 15:53 - By Phil Lees

Equilibrium in the third winter garden

23 August 2011 | 16:22 - By Phil Lees

Fermented chilli sauce

18 August 2011 | 9:55 - By Phil Lees
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About this Blog

A blog about what the world eats, when and where it eats it, and why it matters to us all. Only much less ambitious than that sounds and with more excruciating puns.

Phil Lees grew up in rural Victoria, the first generation in his family to not have lived on the farm and thereby not slaughter their own meat.

In 2005 he moved to Cambodia and started the nation’s first food blog, Phnomenon.com, named after the best pun that he has ever made. It turns out that Cambodian food is delicious and unlike the warnings in most guidebooks, is not likely to kill you with any immediacy. Gridskipper called him a “national treasure”. Lonely Planet’s Greater Mekong guide called him “the unofficial pimp of Cambodian cuisine”. The New York Times laughed at a funny hotdog he saw.

Phil makes a mean sausage, a hoppy pale ale, a modest laksa. He owns three barbecues and is in the market for a fourth.

 
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