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The Original La Rustica II

February 3, 2012

There are moments in life when one’s long-held beliefs and prejudices are shown to be not as definitive or as dependable as you once had thought them to be. At times, this can be a source of frustration or embarrassment. However, there are times when it can also serve as a catalyst for positive insight. […]

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Dessert Crawl – Tourist Food Tour (Part 2)

April 8, 2011

Part 2 of the Tourist Food Tour series – A dessert crawl, dilemma, & codes of conduct for sharing desserts between men.

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Taste of Sydney 2011

March 11, 2011

Get a sample of what’s on offer for the Taste of Sydney festival for 2011, including a $70,000 slicer and the behind the scenes operation of an on-site kitchen.

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Recipe: Vanilla Panna Cotta & Florentine Tuile (DBC Feb. 2011)

February 28, 2011

A return to the Daring Bakers Challenge with a very simple recipe of Vanilla Panna Cotta & Florentine Tuile.

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La Casa Ristorante

January 17, 2011

Warmth is the one word to describe the experience at La Casa Ristorante. Run by the self proclaimed Queen of the Twitterverse, this is a restaurant feel more like dinner at an Italian home.

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SIFF For the Love of Seafood

December 11, 2010

A large throng of people gathered one lovely spring morning at the Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont as the Crave Sydney International Food Festival (SIFF) event For the Love of Seafood was about to commence. The festival, now in its second year, touts itself as “a celebration of all things seafood”. Fishermen and their families gather, […]

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Recipe: Mussels Calabrian

August 10, 2010

Whilst attending a Southern Italian cooking class at Carrick, I was introduced to a mussel recipe of Southern Italian origin by Antonio Ruggerino, chef and owner of Verde Restaurant+Bar. The recipe is so quick & effortless to prepare, and yet, tasted so nice that it almost beggars belief.

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