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2-D Food (and see you at the MCA Zine Fair)

May 14th, 2009  |  Published in Zines  |  3 Comments

With every free second devoted to finishing my zine for next Sunday’s MCA Zine Fair, the food blog is a little cupboard-bare at the moment, I admit.

I’m still scurrying around trying to complete the zine, but in the meantime, I thought I’d direct your eye to some cool food-related things my super-creative friends have done recently. Grace Lee, who designed the banner for this blog, has started whipping up this awesome series of 2-D food craft.

I don’t even like finger buns but I am smitten with her paper version of it. I also love her baked bean (just one, so lonely), and shadow-casting apple. You can see more on her blog: the latest addition is a pair of neenish tarts.

Now for the shamelessly entrepreneurial bit: Grace’s food art will be part of the stall I’m minding at the zine fair. Please drop by if you feel like adding a baked bean or jam tart to your shopping cart. Also on the table will be copies of my zine, Speak-easy #10, and the hugely awesome Tilted Page clip-art comic, by Jonathon Valenzuela – FBI DJ, Time Out writer and one of the funniest guys I know. The punchline-per-page ratio of his comic is pretty damn high.

Food-review status will resume shortly, once the deadline madness is over. I’ve got two cafe crushes I am excited to tell you about – that’ll definitely happen soon. But, back to the zine grind.

If you’re after a where-to-eat fix, I totally recommend the rundown of Sydney’s best Japanese joints on the excellent Hello Sandwich blog. The accompanying illustration is for those reviews is by – guess who? – the ever-popular Grace Lee.

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  1. jam tart is my fav – they are soo cute ill check out her blog

  2. 🙂 hello love! You are so cute! OMG Gracie showed me those little cards in the car this morning and I thought they were sooooo divine! I love the finger bun! kawaii! Thank you for your sweet Hello Sandwich mention too you lovely thing! Hope to see you at the finders keepers markets tomorrow! Ill be there after Japanese class about 3:30pm!
    Love love
    Hello Sandwich

  3. i secretly LOVE finger buns… oops, did I just spill? Hola lovely ladies, sweet treats sound like a nice retreat away from the mass of pizza and pasta i have just encountered. xoxo

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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.

All the good pictures on this blog are by photography ace (and patient boyfriend), Will Reichelt, (all the dodgy ones can be credited to me)!

The lovely banner is by friend and ultra-talented illustrator Grace Lee.

This site redesign was made possible by the next-level generosity and expertise of Daniel Boud, whose code-tinkering ways are only outranked by his seriously inspired way with a camera.

You can read more about my co-conspirators here.

This is a blog I do for pure fun and zero influence – there's no sponsorship, sneaky advertorial or advertising. I pay for all the food mentioned, 'cos it seems the ethical thing to do.


This is a blog about eating and drinking in Sydney, Australia (with the odd cross-border or off-topic detour). BYO appetite.

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