degustation

The vegetarian strikes back at Efendy

April 27, 2011
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After the meat fuelled posts of late, it’s time I veered off the meat freeway and explore other paths. In recent years I’ve been reading more and more about the types of food groups we eat; where the food comes from; what the Western diet has come to be and even what we’d evolved to […]

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Paddock to Plate: A degustation of beefed up foodblogger creations

April 17, 2011
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My much anticipated followup to the previous post is here. In my last post I introduced The Paddock to Plate project that I and 7 other foodbloggers were participating in, a project designed to increase the appreciation of the process and energy required to get a beef product from paddock to plate. I had been […]

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Animal Autopsy

November 18, 2010
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There were so many events on at SIFF 2010 that one really had to sift through the pages of events, lunches, dinners, email and impromptu twitter announcements to keep on top of the events that most appealed to our individual tastes. On one hand I relished the opportunity to seek out the rare hidden find […]

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Developing an appreciation for sake at Ocean Room

August 25, 2010
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Sake and I got off on the wrong foot. My first encounter with sake was at a young age, many, many years ago, back when I was still studying science at uni. I remember spending a particularly gruelling and long day in the lab performing experiments to extract DNA from bacterial cells (never thought I’d […]

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Game degustation at Restaurant Balzac, Randwick

July 11, 2010
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Foraging is in my blood. The thrill of gathering wild plants and capturing wild animals has been a long obsession of mine,  inspired by plenty of Chinese period dramas showing heroic ancient warriors hunting down they prey with bows and arrows and roasting the delicious morsels over a camp fire. I was so obsessed that […]

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Celebrating in style at Berowra Waters Inn

May 3, 2010
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If you read my previous post – you’ll know that I just turned 30 and as it’s widely recognised as a milestone worth celebrating, I was getting spoilt by friends and family. As this year my birthday fell  on a midweek day, the Co-pilot took me to Berowra Waters Inn for an early surprise birthday […]

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Oscillate Wildly with me

August 21, 2009

I’m not really familiar with Newtown as a foodie suburb. Truth be told, if I have any say in choosing suburbs to eat in I generally try to avoid Newtown. Not because there is a shortage of choice for food lovers and shoppers alike – that there is plenty and I love the upbeat vibe […]

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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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