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New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

August 5th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

Sweet and sour cane-toad legs. Multiple cat recipes. A deadly cocktail you’re not meant to serve. These are some of the fascinating (and deliberately provocative) things you’ll find in Eat The Problem, the 544-page book by American artist and curator Kirsha Kaechele. It’s part cookbook and art project, with an impressive list of collaborators (including […]

New podcast – Ardyn Bernoth and Roslyn Grundy, Good Food and Good Food Guide

July 23rd, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Ardyn Bernoth and Roslyn Grundy, Good Food and Good Food Guide

Eating near a nuclear submarine base on a Chinese island and dining with Tamil tea pickers in Sri Lanka – these are some of the memorable meals that Ardyn Bernoth and Roslyn Grundy have experienced over the years. Given their many years covering food (Ardyn is currently the national editor of Good Food, Ros is […]

New podcast – Luke Burgess, Only In Tokyo

June 29th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | Leave A Comment »

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 believes – and it’s a case he makes in Only In Tokyo, the new book he’s co-authored with fellow chef (and Japan-o-phile) Michael Ryan. In the podcast, […]

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

March 18th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 3 Comments »

New podcast – Alexandra Carroll (Alex Craig), New York and Paris

They’re two of the dining capitals of the world and they’re explored (and beautifully photographed) by Alexandra Carroll in her books, New York: An Inspired Wander Through Manhattan and the Brooklyn Boroughs and Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights. So it’s no surprise that we talk about memorable bagels and croissants in […]

New podcast – Katherine Sabbath, baker and author of ‘Greatest Hits’

September 22nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 1 Comment »

New podcast – Katherine Sabbath, baker and author of ‘Greatest Hits’

Some people have tattoos of Katherine Sabbath’s desserts – that’s how committed they are to her cakes. Given that the self-taught baker has around 400,000 followers, it’s not a surprise that fans are so dedicated. Katherine’s blockbuster creations range from a Palm Springs wedding cake to a cantilevered cake with hardware parts that she made […]

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 – Dan Barber and Eric Kayser

April 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Dan Barber and Eric Kayser

Where do you even begin when listing Dan Barber‘s achievements? You could point out that he’s the award-winning chef behind the Blue Hill & Blue Hill At Stone Barns restaurants in New York. Or note that Time included him in their list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People (with a write-up by Ferran Adria, no less). […]

New podcast – Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana

January 10th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana

Massimo Bottura is considered to be the greatest living Italian chef. He runs Osteria Francescana in Modena, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, which is currently ranked #3 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards list. His brilliant new cookbook, Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef (out through Phaidon) covers 20 years of his […]

Good Food Guide 2014

September 4th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Good Food Guide 2014

In the lead up to the Good Food Guide 2014 Awards, editor Joanna Savill said there would be some big “oooooooh” moments. And while some heavy-hitting restaurants lost hats in a much remarked-upon way, there were lots of upsides as well. It was excellent to see Ross Lusted of The Bridge Room take out Chef […]

Everyday Eats

March 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Everyday Eats

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 […]

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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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