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New podcast – Helen Yee, Grab Your Fork

July 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 6 Comments »

New podcast – Helen Yee, Grab Your Fork

Helen Yee is one of Sydney’s OG food bloggers. Even unreformed blog haters probably make an exception for her site, Grab Your Fork, which she started back in 2004 – before the iPhone was even invented, let alone Twitter or Instagram. Since then, Grab Your Fork has been listed as one of the world’s 50 […]

New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick

June 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 1 Comment »

New podcast – Elijah (EJ) Holland, Noma Australia, Nature’s Pick

How do you make an impression on Rene Redzepi? Turn up with 300 wild plants – painstakingly gathered over four days – to present to Noma’s award-winning chef. That’s what Elijah (EJ) Holland did – and hand-picking lemon aspen and diving for seaweed definitely paid off as EJ became a key part of the Noma […]

New podcast – Palisa Anderson, Chat Thai, Boon Cafe

May 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 2 Comments »

New podcast – Palisa Anderson, Chat Thai, Boon Cafe

“We’re never going to work in a restaurant, nevertheless a Thai restaurant.” That’s what Palisa Anderson told herself and her brother when they were growing up, but after some detours living in four different countries (and through other careers), she’s ended up as co-director of the many Chat Thai restaurants across Sydney and the spin-off […]

New podcast – Corie Sutherland, Edition Coffee Roasters

March 10th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Corie Sutherland, Edition Coffee Roasters

From drinking supermarket Nescafe to the buzz of making espressos for his hero Rene Redzepi every morning (and basically being the Noma chef’s personal barista), Corie Sutherland has certainly had an unexpected career. In this podcast, he tells his story of living in Japan, getting into ‘specialty coffee’ (a term he’s wary of using) and […]

New podcast – Alex Elliott-Howery, Cornersmith

February 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 1 Comment »

New podcast – Alex Elliott-Howery, Cornersmith

This has to be one of my favourite podcast episodes. Alex Elliott-Howery, who co-owns the Cornersmith Cafe and Picklery in Marrickville, was awesome to talk to. Her award-winning cafe has a hyper-focus on preservation, fermentation, urban beekeeping, avoiding waste and produce-bartering. As a flipside to the acclaim, she’s also endured pickling disasters that’ve left her […]

New podcast – Patrick Friesen, Papi Chulo, Queen Chow

February 9th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 1 Comment »

New podcast – Patrick Friesen, Papi Chulo, Queen Chow

Patrick Friesen originally thought he was going to be a doctor. He also planned to be in Sydney for a short spell – but luckily for Australians (and their appetites), he did a U-turn on both points and we’re now fans of the talented chef and his menu-ruling work at Merivale’s many venues: Ms Gs, […]

New podcast – Stuart Krelle, Luchetti Krelle

February 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Stuart Krelle, Luchetti Krelle

From producing macaron wallpaper for Adriano Zumbo to making dynamite-stick lights for ACME – and creating the “zombie-proof” exteriors for Momofuku Seiobo – Luchetti Krelle has been behind the attention-hooking designs for Sydney’s noteworthy restaurants, bars and eateries. Co-director Stuart Krelle has worked on hospitality projects of all budgets and styles – from the mega-pop […]

New podcast – Mike Eggert, Pinbone

January 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 2 Comments »

New podcast – Mike Eggert, Pinbone

Mike Eggert studied environmental science – a career path he returned to, in a way, when he cooked feral animals for a Pinbone/Young Henrys event for 2015’s Good Food Month (an occasion that lead to a truly spectacular, poncho-staining food fight). After detouring from his studies and becoming a chef, he went on to work […]

New podcast – Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, The Nordic Cookbook

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 3 Comments »

New podcast – Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, The Nordic Cookbook

I chat to Magnus Nilsson about his epic new publication (The Nordic Cookbook, which has 700+ recipes that he collated from the region – including 400 recipes that he personally tested at home and features some of the 8000 photographs he took of the area), whether he believes as many World’s 50 Best judges actually […]

New podcast – Annabel Crabb, Kitchen Cabinet, Special Delivery

December 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Annabel Crabb, Kitchen Cabinet, Special Delivery

Annabel Crabb once put a laptop in the oven and it wasn’t even the worst thing she’s ever cooked. Rare culinary slip-ups aside, the host of Kitchen Cabinet is brilliant at mastering recipes (she’s just released an excellent cookbook, after all). And her food-transporting game is pretty strong, too – for her ABC TV show, […]

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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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