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SIFF Cabramatta Allsorts Barbeque and all sorts of anniversaries

October 9, 2010
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Last Saturday the vibrant city of Cabramatta in Sydney’s western suburbs hosted a barbeque as part of the CRAVE Sydney International Food Festival (SIFF). The Cabramatta Allsorts Barbeque in Freedom Plaza was covered by Simon Marnie’s 702AM ABC Weekends show and I had the good fortune to be asked to be interviewed on the show [...]

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The Deadliest Catch of Alaskan Crab

September 2, 2009

Oh how I love crab. I have a great weakness for these scuttling arachnids and if it appears on a restaurant menu, I’ll preferentially order it over anything else. I’ve tried a plethora of different crabs across the globe from the humble blue swimmers and meaty mud crabs widely available in Australia, to hairy Shanghai [...]

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Masterchef Australia: The Martini Club battle

May 7, 2009

This week I had the privilege of attending a Masterchef Australia battle. As one can expect, filming is ahead of what is currently being shown on TV – so whilst the Australian public are still watching the top 20 contestants battle it out on the telly, I was with my friend OggieBad at an event [...]

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Foraging at Orange F.O.O.D week

April 29, 2009

Our good friends DanW and KatieB visited Orange in country NSW many years ago and fell in love with the food culture prevalent in the region and have contemplated leaving the big smoke behind to start up an organic farm there ever since. The same friends were the driving force behind getting us all to [...]

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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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