Over the last 10 years, staff editor Jon Aspin has been producing ‘sparkling’ copy for everyone from mega rich beer companies and consumer electronics giants to local caravan dealers and Swedish Phd students. Born in the North East of England but raised in Australia, Jon has now worked on three continents, and remains curious about the others. Arriving in Vietnam 'on sabbatical' sometime during 2013, Jon soon got appointed ‘captain’ on a movie about a war and has tried not to look back since.
Georges Auguste Escoffier was a chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who popularised traditional French cooking methods at the turn of the 19th century. His legacy today is a society that acts as a global vanguard of what Vincent Capa calls ‘French haute cuisine’.
Due to the Lunar New Year, February was a big month for beer in Vietnam. Jon Aspin met some of the men who call beer their 9 to 5.
It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon Aspin took on the challenge... sort of
Jon Aspin gets in conversation with Saigon’s grillmaster, Gavin Crossley. Photos by Glen Riley