Caffe Sicilia’s Heinz Beck ‘Legacy Degustation’: Michelin starred dining in Sydney

January 12, 2013
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Sometimes sifting through the motony of emails, wading through the newsletters, spam and group deals, will yield rewarding little nuggets of pure gold – a golden ticket as it were. Was I interested in a masterclass with 3 Michelin starred chef, Heinz Beck? I replied with lightning speed to the invitation – you betcha I’m [...]

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Time out at Bayside Lounge, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

November 30, 2012
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I find myself at Bayside Lounge and for once, I’m here in a fairly calm and lucid state – not sleep-deprived, not delirious from excessive consumption of sugar, and not wide-eyed and supercharged with adrenalin. From my description, you’d be forgiven in thinking that I’m talking about a seedy Saturday night out in The Cross, [...]

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What’s blisteringly hot? David Thompson’s Nahm, Bangkok

September 10, 2012
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One of the most popular posts on The Gourmet Forager is one recreating David Thompson’s tom yum goong recipe (Thai hot and sour soup with prawns) – one that is at first glance intimidatingly complex yet once attempted, I found it was simple, reliably reproducible yet no less impressive. The flavours were so punchy and [...]

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Christmas and a chocolate lovers’ dessert for beginners

December 24, 2009
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After a long drought of dessert posts, I’m following up the last one with another in quick succession. This one could even be tackled by dessert novices – like me! The Co-pilot and I were catching up with some neighbours for dinner. It sounds odd, but yes – we seem to get along very well [...]

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Milestones and lemon delicious pudding

December 15, 2009
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There are a few things to celebrate – for a start this is my 100th post! It was also my blog’s 1 year anniversary a couple of months ago, back in October, but back then I was taking a hiatus from blog posts whilst holidaying in South America. So, to mark this humble little milestone, [...]

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Poached loquats with jasmine and see Julie & Julia on me!

September 14, 2009

Spring has come unusually early this year and all around me lush green shoots sprout, flowers are in full bloom, cherry blossom petals float and swirl down streets lifted by warm spring air drafts and birds twitter overhead as they build their nests. It’s all rather romantic at this time of year. My parents’ backyard [...]

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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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South American goodies

March 23, 2009

I’ve had pozole blanco on the brain. It’s a delicious pork and hominy stew that I first had back in my uni days at Azteca’s, a Mexican restaurant in Randwick, near UNSW. I still remember the taste of that stew and it was the first time I’d tried hominy, which are corn kernels treated to [...]

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Cupcake armcandy?

March 6, 2009

Have you been to Cupcake on Pitt yet? I know fancy boutique cupcake places have been sprouting up all around Sydney like rampant wild mushrooms after heavy rain, but how many have such cute carry boxes? As much as I like BabyCakes, their boxes are positively drab compared to these ones. Check out Cupcake on [...]

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Get your fix at Fix St James

February 14, 2009

Given my kitchen is out of commission at the moment whilst I wait for builders to put my bright shiny new one in, I’m making the most of meals out and trying out new places around the city. Last night my friend Jo and I caught up after work for dinner and drinks. As we [...]

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