Chinese New Year – blending old and new traditions

February 11, 2011
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Gong xi fa cai! Wishing you: The vitality of dragons and horses (龙马精神, long ma jing shen)  >  good health A dragon’s vision and a tiger’s power (龙精虎猛, long jing hu meng)  >  good health Safety when going to and fro (出入平安, chu ru ping an)  >  safety and good health A long Centurian’s life […]

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Happy new year!

December 31, 2009
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For me, New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney are synonymous with champagne and cocktails, enormous seafood feasts and front row seats for the new year fireworks on our friend DanW’s backyard. Every year our crew plots and plans to do something different – leave Sydney’s shores, head up the coast, go camping – something, anything […]

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A wintery Christmas in July (or December)

December 2, 2009
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Christmas in July. No that’s not a misprint. I’m a little behind on my posts, and some lovely friends gently reminded me of this a few weekends ago. We settle down with flutes of Veuve Clicquot and nibbles as other guests bustle in, faces flushed from the cold mountain air, armfuls of winter jackets being […]

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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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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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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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