Tai Chi at Daybreak: 5 Days in Hanoi, Vietnam

Last month I had my fantastic first trip to Vietnam. I've got so much I want to share about this fascinating country and its food and culture, and I'll be writing several themed posts over the coming months. But just for now, these are extracts adapted from my journal, written while I was in Hanoi, and some of which I published on Facebook and Instagram at the time. They are not comprehensive at all, but just scratch the surface of all I did and saw, highlighting one stand-out experience from each day, in the same style as the journal I've already posted from my time in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon.

Food Politics: The Infant Formula Baby Milk Nutrition Scandal

I only write about food politics occasionally. But today I'm choosing to depart from my more usual decadent adult topics to write about the crucially important issue of the nutrition and marketing by multinational companies of infant formula milk for babies, and what impact that stands to have globally for health, and those in poverty.

Snake Wine in Saigon: 7 Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I've just got back from my fantastic first trip to Vietnam. Expect to hear lots more from me on that once I've got my tired head around all the amazing things I experienced in this complex, multilayered country. For now, these are extracts from my journal, written while I was in Ho Chi Minh City. They just scratch the surface of all I did and saw, highlighting one stand-out experience from each day.