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A degustation on a lungful of air

November 2, 2011
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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 [...]

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

August 30, 2011
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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 [...]

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Vealy good fare at Danks Street Depot

July 8, 2009

Who says Twitter is a waste of time? Ahem *looks accusingly at the co-pilot* Well, thanks to Twitter and my lightning speed response to Chef Jared Ingersoll’s Twitter post – a week ago I scored myself dinner for two at Dank Street Depot’s produce dinner of biodynamic veal! After an extended moment of exuberant celebration [...]

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Gluttony redefined at Perama

July 1, 2009

Welcome to the Eating Olympics! On this occasion we have a team of 15 unlikely athletes composed of foodbloggers and Twitterers gathered at Perama, a 1 hat Greek restaurant in Petersham on the invitation of Chef and owner David Tsirekas, facilitated by the prolific Twitterer Fridley. We’ve come for a great feast – Perama’s $50 [...]

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Sparks of brilliance at Sepia

June 2, 2009

Since it opened it’s doors at the beginning of May, there has been much foodie interest in Sepia. Headed by ex-Tetsuya’s Head Chef Martin Benn and supported by Daniel Puskas of Oscillate Wildly the talent in the kitchen promises to delight the diners of Sydney with their take on contemporary Australian cuisine. Given the new [...]

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Discovering my sweet tooth through Adriano Zumbo

May 29, 2009

I have a confession to make.. *Shhh…* I don’t really care much for desserts. I can hear the gasps and feel the burning brain liquefying stare from the sweet tooth society now. But I just never have. I much prefer savoury foods. You want another secret? This one’s so controversial it might revoke my food [...]

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Taking it slow with MuMu Grill and Mr Riggs wines

May 11, 2009

Living in a society where I’m all too familiar with the work and play hard ethic, I often see that my friends and peers don’t make time to eat and when they do, the ease and convenience of fast food is just too tempting. But thanks to the lovely Lorraine of NQN, I’m one amongst [...]

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Taste of Sydney Festival

March 15, 2009

Taste of Sydney hit Centennial Park for 4 days and foodies are out in force to sample fare from the best of Sydney’s top restaurants and food and wine producers. Yesterday, the co-pilot and I met up with L-bean and her husband, Spamtaro, to spend a lazy autumn Saturday wandering around the stalls and gorging [...]

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March Into Merivale launch

March 5, 2009

Sydney has been teased for a while now with the March into Merivale program. Naked chefs adorned the website and menus for a month in advance. Provocative? Sure. But frankly, I’m not sure it was doing my appetite any favours. Having quickly secured a few lunches and dinners at venues offering dishes that interested me, [...]

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Quite frankly Sir, I find that offensive!

January 9, 2009

I’m having another “shaking fist” moment. I just saw the Shanghai episode of Kylie Kwong’s “My China” TV show series on SBS and it infuriated me. Not the entire episode – just one scene. It went something like this: Kylie Kwong spots a street vendor wielding a large wok and claims he was just what [...]

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