Securing a booking at 3 Michelin-starred Per Se, New York

April 11, 2012
Thumbnail image for Securing a booking at 3 Michelin-starred Per Se, New York

There are still plenty of unwritten posts from my trip to New York mid last year that despite good intentions, were eventually unceremoniously shoved into a dark corner and told to shut up whilst other areas of my life trounced onto centre stage. With the wedding over now, I’ve allowed my self to reminisce on […]

Read the full post →

Win one of five Hide and Seek Sydney: Feeling Peckish guides!

March 23, 2012
Thumbnail image for Win one of five Hide and Seek Sydney: Feeling Peckish guides!

Ladies and gents, normal programming can resume now. I do apologise for the absence, I’ve just been a little distracted of late with that little wedding thing I had to organise. A post on our big day is in the wings of course, (well, I am a foodblogger), but whilst I wait patiently for my […]

Read the full post →

To new beginnings!

February 25, 2012
Thumbnail image for To new beginnings!

How hard could it be? You’d think I’d know better than to utter such arrogant words and rouse Fate from her sleep. The Co-pilot and I figured we could pull together a wedding in 3 months as we’re both organised, practical people and, honestly, how hard could it be? 3 months and some sedatives later, […]

Read the full post →

Good riddance to a bittersweet 2011 – here’s to a happy 2012!

January 1, 2012
Thumbnail image for Good riddance to a bittersweet 2011 – here’s to a happy 2012!

There is an undeniable sense of guilt-ridden déjà vu as I write these words: “I’m sorry for the absence and the lack of posts of late”. I’m not sure where the cultural custom owes its roots, but for guilty Chinese children confessing their sins, the customary stance is to have your head bowed, pulling on […]

Read the full post →

A degustation on a lungful of air

November 2, 2011
Thumbnail image for A degustation on a lungful of air

Busy is a monumental understatement describing my past few months. Ever since returning from New York over 4 months ago, my professional work went into turbo hyper drive and has now settled comfortably into a constant state of wide-eyed panic; I contributed to another freelance writing project with a super tight short turnaround time; and […]

Read the full post →

Foraging for abalone and a recipe for abalone and chicken congee

October 9, 2011
Thumbnail image for Foraging for abalone and a recipe for abalone and chicken congee

Foraging is the new black. No longer solely a pastime of individual or community hippies, herbalists, naturalists or ethnic groups – foraging is going mainstream and from the highly specialised and exclusive kitchens of Noma to local commercial kitchens, foraged food is finding its way onto menus and plates everywhere. It’s encouraging but not entirely […]

Read the full post →

DIY black Perigord truffle feast

September 7, 2011
Thumbnail image for DIY black Perigord truffle feast

“A friend of mine owns a truffle farm – do you want some truffles?“ So said the Chi Master, a good friend and former colleague that I’d worked with for about 2 years. Did I want truffles – what sort of stupid question is that? And more importantly, what’s this about a truffle farm? Two […]

Read the full post →

Win an exclusive masterclass with Peter Gilmore of Quay Restaurant, Sydney!

August 30, 2011
Thumbnail image for Win an exclusive masterclass with Peter Gilmore of Quay Restaurant, Sydney!

Competitions are raining down thick and fast here at The Gourmet Forager, and this one enviably good. Want the chance to win an exclusive, intimate Masterclass with none other than Peter Gilmore of Quay Restaurant, Sydney? Ah, I thought that might get your attention… The Electrolux Appetite for Excellence program was founded in 2005 by […]

Read the full post →

Win one of five Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012 guides!

August 23, 2011
Thumbnail image for Win one of five Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012 guides!

This is a momentous occasion as I have been published! Well, strictly speaking I’ve been “published” a few times in science academia before, so it isn’t a first time I’ve squeezed my name amongst others into print media. Nor is it the result of months of angst-ridden, neuron murdering, tear soaked soul searching self reflection […]

Read the full post →

Getting reacquainted with my old friend Tequila

August 9, 2011
Thumbnail image for Getting reacquainted with my old friend Tequila

I’m reminded that at the beginning of the year, I declared it was to be one of learning and new experiences. And I’m reminded also that you should be careful of what you wish for, as just before we went to New York, an opportunity presented itself to overcome my long standing rivalry with my […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Read the full post →