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New podcast – Luke Burgess, Only In Tokyo

New podcast – Luke Burgess, Only In Tokyo

Tokyo isn’t the most obvious place to seek out pizza, but the wood-fired slices here are better than anything you’d find in Italy. That’s what...

New podcast – Hugh Allen, Vue de Monde, Noma

New podcast – Hugh Allen, Vue de Monde, Noma

You don’t need a roof or floor to run a great restaurant – that’s what Hugh Allen learnt while working at Noma’s Mexico pop-up. And yes, the...

New podcast – Mark Best, The Final Table, Bistro by Mark Best, Marque

New podcast – Mark Best, The Final Table, Bistro by Mark Best, Marque

Imagine being a 16-year-old working in a Western Australian gold mine. This was Mark Best’s life, straight after high school. It was a tough way to earn m...

New podcast – Tim Watkins, Black Market Sake, Automata

New podcast – Tim Watkins, Black Market Sake, Automata

Tim Watkins’ parents needed a cooking course to learn how to use a microwave (which led to one Christmas turkey disaster) and he didn’t eat broccoli...

100 podcast episodes later …

100 podcast episodes later …

Annabel Crabb baked her laptop (and it wasn’t even her worst cooking disaster), while Kate Reid’s croissants inspired people to line up at two AM in...

Bars


Bad Hombres, Surry Hills
Aug 24, 2017 | 4 Comments | Read →

“I don’t know what I’m eating, but it tastes amazing,” my friend Tabitha says about the menu at Bad Hombres in Surry Hills. You don’t need to carry ou...

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern
Jan 15, 2016 | No Comments | Read →

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar reopened in Redfern last week, so it’s a good time to respark interest in this great one-of-a-kind venue. It’s gotten a lot of worthwhil...

Dead Ringer, Surry Hills
Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read →

The name Dead Ringer might evoke mirror images and carbon copies – so it’s ironic that this new Surry Hills bar is unlike anything else around in Sydney.  But its one-of-a...

Cafes


Yes, there’s a sandwich at Saga named after me
Dec 20, 2017 | 2 Comments | Read →

So file this under “Unexpected Things That Happened To Me This Year”: I have a sandwich named after me. Yes, if you go to Saga in Enmore, you can order the “Lee T...

Paperboy, Concord and Dutch Smuggler, Sydney CBD
Nov 19, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Every cafe that opens nowadays seems to have at least one pin-up dish, designed to look good when framed in Instagram. At Paperboy in Concord, there’s no doubt it’s the...

Cool Mac, The Grounds of the City, Joe Dough, Joseph Hyde and more
Sep 21, 2017 | 1 Comment | Read →

Cool Mac in Kirribilli offers a version of avocado on toast that’s a) not boring b) legitimately worth ordering and c) good enough to almost “compel you to give up any ...


Restaurants

  • Bella Brutta, Newtown
    Bella Brutta, Newtown

    It’s a telltale sign: over its opening weekend, I had pizza from Bella Brutta in Newtown three times. I guess I’ve been caught out being a mega fan? Not that I was ever...

  • Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern
    Juan Bowl & Tea, Redfern

    Juan Bowl & Tea in Redfern is pretty upfront about what it does – this eatery has a hyper-focused interest in serving donburi (Japanese rice bowls) and well-brewed tea. So, n...

  • 10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …
    10 years ago today, I started this food blog. And …

    Food has become my favourite conversation-starter. Anyone – from a three-year-old to a gastroenterologist to a taxi driver – has an opinion on what’s worth eating. It’s pro...

  • Yellow, Potts Point and other vegetarian stories
    Yellow, Potts Point and other vegetarian stories

    Last year, Yellow in Potts Point got reclassified as a vegetarian restaurant. Adam Wolfers and Brent Savage kept the brunch menu intact (bacon and its friends got protected status)...


Favourites

Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot
Kingdom of Rice, Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

Kingdom of Rice in Mascot is a best-of compilation of Cambodian food – as remastered by some familiar names from Acme. Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe (back from Singapor...

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Podcasts

New podcast – Hugh Allen, Vue de Monde, Noma
New podcast – Hugh Allen, Vue de Monde, Noma

You don’t need a roof or floor to run a great restaurant – that’s what Hugh Allen learnt while working at Noma’s Mexico pop-up. And yes, there were issues. R...

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Travel

New podcast – Luke Burgess, Only In Tokyo
New podcast – Luke Burgess, Only In Tokyo

Tokyo isn’t the most obvious place to seek out pizza, but the wood-fired slices here are better than anything you’d find in Italy. That’s what chef Luke Burgess b...

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Zines

Speak-easy #15: Cities (Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Hobart)
Speak-easy #15: Cities (Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Hobart)

This zine recaps some of my favourite meals and experiences in these cities: from dishes that cost only a handful of dollars (and converted instantly into great memories) to Michel...

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