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That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

September 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 3 Comments »

That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

There’s no shortage of proof that Attica in Melbourne is an astounding, standard-setting restaurant. It’s still Australia’s highest-ranked entry in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list; bookings for two for the entirety of December disappeared in 43 seconds flat when reservations recently opened for that month; and the most respected international chefs endlessly act as […]

New podcast – Analiese Gregory, Funemployed

July 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Analiese Gregory, Funemployed

“Analiese, you’re going to have to move your car, we’re going to blow up your car.” This has to be one of my favourite-ever interviews – Analiese Gregory is one of the most fascinating chefs that I’ve been lucky enough to talk to. Not that working in food was an obvious pathway for her – […]

Highlights of Paris

July 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | Leave A Comment »

Highlights of Paris

If I had any control over clockwork, I’d rewind my life to the five times I’ve been to Paris or hit hyperspeed to some future trip where I’m there again. Even hearing the name of the French capital sparks an express trip in my head – a memory carousel of patisserie windows, park strolls, hours […]

Where we ate in Hobart

June 8th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 4 Comments »

Where we ate in Hobart

Whether Dark Mofo has lured you down or you need to fund a fact-finding mission to understand why your friends have been gushing about Tasmania for so long, there are plenty of ways to have memorable mealtimes in Hobart. Any time you open a menu here, it ends up being a map of the state’s […]

New podcast – Levins, TwoThousand

March 17th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Levins, TwoThousand

In the year since I first talked to Andrew Levins on my podcast, he’s notched up some major achievements – such as becoming a dad and accidentally ending up as the face of the opposition to Barry O’Farrell’s lockout laws. He also closed The Dip (where he found himself making 200 burgers in an hour) […]

Where we ate in Tokyo

March 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 11 Comments »

Where we ate in Tokyo

Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind city – a place that launches you to the outer limits of the hi-tech universe, while rewinding timelines so seamlessly that its reverence for slower-paced tradition and ceremony also trips you out. It’s one of my favourite capitals in the world, seemingly built on standard units of things I love: good […]

The best

April 28th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 2 Comments »

The best

Like most ordinary diners, I haven’t been to many restaurants in the world’s top 100. I always like reading the list though – in the same way you might enjoy reading a catalogue of beautiful art you can’t afford. I also like how it’s a great chance to trade front-row stories with people who have […]

Pretty Pretty Yum Yum (again)

May 8th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Pretty Pretty Yum Yum (again)

Amy’s Pretty Pretty Yum Yum covers the highlighter-bright spectrum of food and fashion in Japan and is definitely one of my favourite blogs. Whether it features the delightfully weird (like Salty Chocolate Crunch or all-mayo restaurants) or just monumentally cute (smiley face ice cream, turtle-shaped bread), Pretty Pretty Yum Yum always manages to add a […]

Kick Out The Jams

June 2nd, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Kick Out The Jams

It was knives out on Saturday morning when I had friends over for Kick Out The Jams 2008. The name sounds like an outdoor festival dedicated to anthemic guitar-shredding, but really it was an excuse to grill some bread and slather on the fruity spreads and weird condiments that I bought overseas. (How punk, I […]

On holiday

April 14th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

On holiday

Right now, it’s looking a bit sad on the blog front because I’m on holiday (and struggling with this German keyboard!). There will be LOTS to write about once I’m back though – so far, I’ve had everything from laksa pesto in Singapore to macaroons snatched off the baker’s tray in Paris, and the traditional […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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