The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry | A Sydney Food Blog

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

January 26th, 2019  |  Published in Latest, Zines

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 Michelin-starred visits that required banking many months of saving. There are also: pastries I hunted out in Tokyo and Paris; the place in New York where I bought everything on the menu; the art installation in Hobart that is, literally, the most illuminating thing I’ve ever seen; and how one of the best meals I’ve had in my entire life was in an Amsterdam venue that’s not even a restaurant.

The zine also features brilliant artwork by Grace Lee (who recently collaborated with Uniqlo!) and photography by Will Reichelt (who won an AACTA award for his work on Peter Rabbit last month)!

I made this issue for the final MCA Zine Fair I’ll likely take part in, but you can now order the zine here.

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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.

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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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