There’s a new food guide out. Called Everyday Eats, it features 450 wallet-friendly feeds from across Sydney. Edited by the wonderful Angie Schiavone (former regional editor of the Good Food Guide and eternal titleholder of best person to ask about dumplings in Ashfield), it lets you know where you can get a good hunger-sating return on a $30 bill. My favourite part is Angie’s section on handy categories such as “Biggest Bargain”, “Favourite Big Group Venue” and “Favourite Rainy-Day Dish”; there’s also a nice breakdown of the best breakfasts, late night feeds, banh mi and “lolly bag legends”. Good takeaway and vegetarian options are also noted.
I should admit, the contributors’ list for Everyday Eats features Joanna Savill, Helen Greenwood, Fouad Kassab and, um, me. It was fun to go undercover dining for the book, but I think I will enjoy using it as a where-to-eat aid even more.