Win a copy of The Whole Pantry!

by Forager on December 3, 2014

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Books never fail to make an appearance under our family Christmas tree. The Co-pilot’s mum who is the most voracious reader on Earth (no seriously, I challenge you to find a more prolific reader) and she devours books with alarming speed. Books are fail safe presents for her and she is never short of recommendations [...]

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Dairy-free dark chocolate rocky road from scratch

by Forager on November 27, 2014

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I’ve never been good with food restrictions. I’m gratefully lucky to not have any known food allergies and have never needed to diet for weight or health reasons. You could say I eat pretty indiscriminately. Once upon a time my mother tried to enforce a three day auspicious vegetarian diet on the entire family to [...]

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Enchanted at three Michelin-starred Mugaritz, Errenteria

October 14, 2014
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As the chill creeps into the air and rich colours starts seeping into the leaves in Europe, I’m reminded fondly of our traipse through the countryside reveling in the new autumn produce of figs, walnuts and of course mushrooms! Here’s a post from The Gourmet Forager vault from that time. I’m not sure how I [...]

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Quest for the best burger in New York

September 21, 2014
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For most foodie travellers to New York, a pilgrimage to the touristy icons: the Katz’s Delis and Russ & Daughters of the New York scene are a must. But when thinking of New York – there’s one iconic food item I associate with the city more than any other – the burger. The Co-pilot and [...]

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Chinese teas good enough to start a war

August 23, 2014
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There’s been a resurgence in tea interest of late and Sydney recently had its inaugural Tea Festival so I wanted to post my own tribute to my beloved tea, specifically Chinese teas. Like most Chinese households, we always had a pot brewed at home and I can recall drinking Chinese tea from a very early [...]

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Satisfying cravings at Rockpool, Sydney

August 10, 2014
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Reviews of restaurant experiences are normally time sensitive, but given my motherhood sabbatical, the next few posts will be selected archival posts that I had the good intentions to post, but haven’t been able to until now. The experience described in this post is special for a number of reasons – for the specific period [...]

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Taboo Foods in Pregnancy and Beyond

August 1, 2014
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What a long and unexpected hiatus from blogging I’ve had. Let’s call it an extended sabbatical – from work and normal life as I knew it before motherhood. In mid December last year the Co-pilot and I welcomed our little boy, The Master, into our lives and quite frankly it’s been a constant murky sleep [...]

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The ultimate grill masters at Michelin-starred Asador Etxebarri

November 20, 2013
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In our brief sojourns through London and Paris we’d sought out great value restaurants and bistros. By the time we’d reached Sarlat we’d opted for more the simple pleasures of local market fare and home cooking. But who doesn’t like a nice treat every now and then? Spain and more specifically, its celebrated food capital [...]

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A taste of Paris and Michelin stars at Public Dining Room, Balmoral Beach

October 20, 2013
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I’ve been neglecting this blog of late. In retrospect, I can appreciate that over the past few months, I’ve become a social hermit of sorts and took a long hiatus from all my usual routines, including snatching a moment or two for blogging. A few significant life changes lie at the center of this – [...]

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Foraging for shaggy mane mushrooms in Sarlat, France

October 14, 2013
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Foraging in French markets is a wonderfully engaging experience for all the senses – the constant frenetic hum from market goers and stall owners; the vivid colours of fresh local vegetables; the olfactory assault from ripe oozing cheeses and pungent mold encrusted salamis; and constant sampling and snacking from stall to stall to keep both [...]

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