This is a small-group tour hosted and organized by cookbook author Robert Carmack, and textile designer Morrison Polkinghorne. Cambodia is where we live, and Southeast Asia is what we know best. Delicious food, delightful company, decorative design and deluxe accommodation: That’s our Globetrotting Gourmet winning recipe.
Lotus weaving on Inle lake in Myanmar. Fabrics derived from lotus fibre are strong, soft and to put it succinctly, it takes a long long time to make one simple scarf. The fabric is a simple weave, either a plane or a twill weave. But it is the thread that is the time consuming aspect of […]
Thank you Bangkok for the wonderful shopping items. Many things I can not get at home. Springs for my Jacquard loom were the highest on my list and with the spring shop I found I was able to cross all my spring requirements off my list. I spent two hours in a haberdashery shop where I put […]
Head to Mandalay for gold leaf making. Here, you will find numerous noisy, sweaty and glistening locations. Myanmar gold leaf is handmade in time-honored fashion from 24k gold. In one day a worker at this factory will painstakingly turn 32 grams of gold into about 750 layers of finished sheets of gold leaf. Between the layers of gold […]