The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry | A Sydney Food Blog

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 […]

Bentley revisited and a book giveaway

November 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Bentley revisited and a book giveaway

Pictures from the new Bentley book, available now through Murdoch Books At Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Brent Savage uses a colourful mix of ingredients – lychee glass, coffee puree, orange blossom gel, red miso oil – to create dishes that are spring-loaded with flavour. It’s one of my favourite places in Sydney and it was […]

Frankie and Rachel’s ‘Edible Tales’

February 8th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Frankie and Rachel’s ‘Edible Tales’

La Cocotte, Paris Here’s a short how-did-you-meet story that takes place over two years and involves a bookstore in Paris. In early 2008, I wore out my shoe-soles in that famous French city, tracking down the places I’d spent too much time over-researching before my holiday. One such spot was La Cocotte, a cute bookshop […]

Brendan and Bourke Street Bakery

September 6th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Brendan and Bourke Street Bakery

Photo of rhurbarb and almond tarts by Will Reichelt, during one of the many occasions we’ve hung around Bourke Street Bakery As you may know, there is a new Bourke Street Bakery cookbook. It’s a hefty volume (big enough to knock someone out with, if you want to ruin a perfectly good cookbook with a […]

Things You’d Prefer Not To Know About Restaurants #234

January 27th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

While at uni I’d worked casually in a restaurant where we’d take tinned snails, put them into shells and bury them under butter flavoured with garlic granules. Then we’d freeze the snails and, when needed, thaw them in the microwave, grill them, send them out and then wash the shells in the dishwasher when they […]

Search

About

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.


About

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

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Search