I’ve previously mentioned my obsession with the Sepia Cookbook by Martin Benn. Of all the cookbooks I’ve purchased in the last 12 months, it’s the one that has inspired me the most to get into […]
Eating Sydney: notes from a recent trip. Part 2.
In my previous post, I wrote about three amazing meals (at Sepia, Automata, and Ester) my wife and I enjoyed in our recent, super-short jaunt down to Sydney. The purpose of our trip was first […]
Eating Sydney: notes from a recent trip. Part 1.
If you’ve read my two previous posts, you’ll know by now that my wife and I recently flew down to Sydney for a very short but food-intense vacation. In fact, we only had three nights […]
Noma Australia, in pictures (and few words)
There are meals and then there are once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences. Several years ago, when a friend called up and informed me that he’d been able to secure a table at El Bulli for the following month and asked if my wife and I would like to join him, we immediately said yes, and started to plan an impromptu holiday to Barcelona around the dinner reservation. Just recently, another friend messaged me saying he’d secured a table at the Noma Australia pop-up a few weeks hence and offered us first dibs for two of the four seats at his table. This time, we had to think about it
The Old Clare is Sydney’s hottest and most exciting new hotel
Very recently, my wife and I were lucky enough to be invited to join a friend’s table at the Noma Sydney pop-up. Of course, we said yes and immediately started planning our trip. Deciding which […]
Choosing restaurants when travelling and an inspired egg dish
Any person who reads my posts on this site regularly would know that when my wife and I travel, our itineraries are based on where we are going to eat. We plan our meals first, […]
Bill Granger’s coconut bread
It was one of those perfect moments in time, when I was completely relaxed, basking in the warm glow of the setting sun, sitting reclined and reading a beautiful Bill Granger cookbook. This one, Sydney Food, boasts absolutely stunning pictures, which enticed me so much that I wanted to jump up and try my hand at all the dishes asap. But what I enjoy most about Granger’s recipes, is that they are not complicated or intimidating in the least, and every one that I’ve tried so far has yielded the most satisfying and rewarding results. This coconut bread is a prime example.
Hands-on fun at the Williams-Sonoma Cooking School in Sydney
Williams-Sonoma is an enchanting cooking and homewares store, an oasis that induces the buyer with a bit of nostalgia for true Americana. It is filled with beautiful displays of Le Creuset pans to think about making pot roast with for dinner, or baking dishes that call out “take me home and fill me with apple pie”.
More Cafe, Busselton WA
It was my son A’s sixth birthday a month ago, and as a treat, the family took a trip down to Margaret River, Perth to celebrate the occasion. He requested to take an excursion to the famous Busselton Jetty on his birthday itself, so the 2km tram ride out to sea was extra special for him. It was a windy and damp day, and after the jetty trip, we were all hungry and in need of some serious warming up. So we hit More Café, a quaint spot in the heart of Busselton town, and was drawn in by the inviting smell of fresh coffee and the wide variety rustic and colourful bakes on their counter.
Flipside- a fantastic burger joint in Fremantle
If you ever find yourself in Perth, Fremantle craving a juicy, meaty burger, I highly recommend Flipside. To tackle a Flipside burger, you need all your fingers. It is huge and extremely messy to eat. But it is also without a doubt, one of the best burgers I have ever sunk my teeth into.