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Milestones, family and the ultimate potato salad

April 26, 2010
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I have a milestone coming up. I’m about to transcend my twenties and face a new decade. I’ve had plenty of preparation leading up to the event though. Most of my good friends have already turned thirty over the last few years so I’ve been celebrating the milestone for others for so long I’ve felt [...]

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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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Salt and pepper crab, scallop and calamari

September 19, 2009

On a recent grocery trip to Cabramatta, I came across some cute little scuttling crabs I’d not seen before. The sign said shore crabs – but they certainly looked different and appreciably larger than any crab I’d ever found on any sea shore I’d explored – and believe me, I’m always on the lookout for [...]

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Strange Chinese tales about oysters

February 17, 2009

I recently stumbled across a hilarious website called My Mom Is A Fob. It got me thinking about my parents and the “strange and bizarre” tales my parents have fed me over the years. So, in homage to that site, here are two food related stories that belong on it. They both happen to contain [...]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

January 27, 2009

It’s Chinese New Year! Like most Chinese families, we had a family gathering on CNY eve to enjoy each other’s company and eat lots of great food. Traditionally, Chinese families will splash out on this meal as great CNY eve banquets in turn reflect on the wealth and prosperity of the family – a sign [...]

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How to cultivate your inner foodie

January 5, 2009

You don’t need me telling you but there’s nothing quite like a home cooked meal – and my parents make some pretty darn good meals. Before they retired my parents even used to own their own restaurant, so they’re no strangers to cooking and especially producing elaborate banquets. For as long as I can remember [...]

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Festive season over-indulgence

January 3, 2009

Happy new year! The holiday season for me usually involves festivities with good food and wine enjoyed with friends and family – with high frequency. Here are some photos of our Christmas day lunch at my bf’s family’s house. They’re food lovers and fantastic entertainers, a winning formula for great feasts. There was a turkey, [...]

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The Asian Food Odyssey – Part 2: China

December 20, 2008

After Taiwan we travelled to China – specifically to Shaoqing via Shenzhen. The primary purpose of the visit was to see the village that my father came from and pay our respects at my grandmother’s grave – but there’s always time to sample some of the regional specialties! Given the size of the party we [...]

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