Tag: Food

Rachel Khoo

Birthday Celebrations

Fifty-three is such a “meh” birthday, and yet it was actually quite as good one, with a few highlights. Yesterday, I woke early and went out in search of an early morning “adventure”. I left the house before 6.00am, and wandered in the direction of Kings Cross. I figured an early morning breakfast in The ...

Darwin Photo Gallery

I'm back in Sydney after a couple of weeks in Darwin for work. It was an awesome time to be there, as the "wet season" hasn't arrived yet. However, there were a couple of days of high humidity combined with high temperatures. On two separate days, I arrived at work with a slightly damp shirt. ...

Cutting The Cheese

Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

It was a beautiful day in Sydney, and so absolutely awesome to hang out with two of my oldest friends (forty years), Sue and Paul, as Paul and (newer friend, fifteen years) Kerry sold their cheese at the Kurrajong Kitchen Cheese Lovers Festival 2018 at Centennial Park. Paul and Kerry run Nimbin Valley Dairy http://www.nimbinvalley.com.au/. ...

Food, Glorious Food

It was near impossible to get a taxi in Kings Cross on Friday night. "You see what happens when they introduce lock up laws, and try to gentrify the place?", my friend said, as we waited for a taxi. Having seen a play at Hayes Theatre, we walked along Darlinghurst Road, remembering the days when ...

Aløft in Hobart

Over dinner, we talked a little of our memories of the lunch we enjoyed at the world-renowned Noma, when it operated briefly in Sydney. With only a limited run in Sydney, it was something we had planned several months for. And even now, eighteen months later, I still remember almost every detail of the experience. ...

Busy Weekend (Eating)

There are weekends when I, quite literally, barely leave the house. Though I'll usually still wake early, I will often head back to bed for an early or late afternoon nap, and spend the time in between reading, listening, or watching various things I've accumulated during the week. Then, all of a sudden, Sunday afternoon ...

Blanca Bar & Dining

"I've heard mixed reports", the barman at a nearby venue told me when I mentioned I was meeting a friend for dinner at Bondi's "Blanca Bar & Dining". "It's Mediterranean food, with "Japanese flavours", the waitress told us. And with a Finnish chef! What an odd combination, we thought. As you'll see from the photographs, ...

Hell's Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen

"They're all very well dressed", Debra Lawrence said to the overlay, as we walked on to the set of "Hell's Kitchen", the celebrity cooking program that's screened on Australian television over the last few months. Even before the comment, she was our favourite, as we got down to the final four, ahead of the program's ...

Chef, Dan Hong

"I live in Chinatown and so the places me and family eat are generally the Sussex Street Mall, and the Dixon Street Mall", Dan Hong said, to the surprise of a lot of people attending tonight's event at the Beresford Hotel. As the son of Angie Hong, a woman who was a pioneering Vietnamese chef ...