Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Taro – the best ramen in Brisbane?

If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m something of a ramen-lover. So when I found myself in Brisbane on a work trip, with a solo dinner on the cards, I … Continue reading

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Fresh blooms in Cinque Terre

It was spring in Cinque Terre, and the weather was atrocious. The sky was grey, with not a hint of a gap in the thick clouds. The little seaside villages … Continue reading

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The best gelato in the world

Where do you think you would find the best gelato in the world? Italy is the first country that comes to mind, but surprisingly, the best gelato in the world … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pompeii and Vesuvius

On a day trip to Pompeii from Rome, I stumbled across this spigot. In comparison to the rest of the treasures that this buried city has to offer, the spigot … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

Sydney’s Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour

To celebrate Chinese New Year last weekend, I headed to the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour. It’s nestled in the heart of bustling Sydney, almost hidden from view. … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheap Eats: Kurtoskalacs @ Kurtosh in Crows Nest

What’s the best way to reward yourself? For me, it’s usually about food, and better still if it’s sinfully sweet. One weekend last month, to reward myself for a week … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cheap eats: Ryo’s Noodles, Crows Nest

We had an unseasonably cool end of January this year, a tacit reminder that autumn and winter are just around the corner. I don’t mind the winter so much – … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Strawberry-picking at Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries, NSW, Australia

One weekend last winter, I found myself halfway up the coast in New South Wales, Australia, in a tiny town called North Haven. Driving along the highway, I spotted the … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 8 Comments

Things I love about home: Mangosteens

It was mangosteen season here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. Known as the queen of fruits, mangosteens are tangy and sweet, and delicious to eat. I saw a whole pile … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

From Lines to Patterns: The Gates @ Central Park, New York

I emerged from the doctor’s office, blinking in the sudden bright sunlight that reflected off the brilliantly white piles of slow. I was conveniently near Central Park, so I headed … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Inside Angelina, Paris

Angelina in Paris is every hot chocolate-lover’s dream destination. Its Hot Chocolate L’Africain is recognised as one of the best in Paris, so when I walked past one day and … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 6 Comments

Outside in or inside out?

This cat can’t seem to make up its mind whether it wants to get outside or stay inside. Either way, the contrast between the white grills and the black cat … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

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