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Tag Archives: Italian
“Although he’s slight, he has that wiry strength that seems to come more from will than muscle.” Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun ~~~~~~O~~~~~~ We have been looking forward to our journey into the heart of Tuscany’s countryside since the bistecca … Continue reading
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child, legendary American chef and cookbook author ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It’s a little wet and windy today but the weather is no damper as … Continue reading
Mysaucepan‘s mobile rings as we are driving from Venice to Bologna. “You mean there’s a table for two?” she shrieks with excitement, momentarily stirring my concentration as the speedo inches at 130 km per hour. Due to a cancellation, we … Continue reading
After four glorious days in Venice, we took an early morning drive towards Modena, famous for its Ferrari factory and balsamic vinegar let alone the city where the 2016 best restaurant in the world resides. On the way, we made a point to have … Continue reading
Strozzapretti is appropriately “priest choker” or “priest strangler” in Italian because of its rope-like appearance. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Not long ago, Sydney’s Italian food scene was dominated by restaurants serving popular pastas and pizzas that were great but not differentiated by regional flavours. Now … Continue reading
It has called the eastern foreshore of Darling Harbour home for more than a decade now. But fast taking shape just north is the much larger Barangaroo retail and commercial precinct with an earmarked 50 new restaurants when it eventually opens in 2018. So, … Continue reading
“If the Indians can eat masala and spicy curries with yoghurt, why can’t Italians eat this lamb rib with remnants of soybean?” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
Like the diners around us, these prawns are pretty though missing charred flavours of the grill. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ After so many years, images of that pork belly pizza at Hugos Bar Pizza one late Saturday evening with the Monk are still deliciously etched in my … Continue reading
I feel ambivalent with each bite of this suckling pig…. there’s melting fat and crisp skin that are so decadently beautiful. But there’s also chewy skin and strands of lean meat that felt dry like the Sahara. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related … Continue reading
“Orange and black are remarkable colour combinations on a modern art palette. At LuMi, orange, sea urchin, golden shavings of bottarga and squid ink chitarra combine for a remarkable sensation on your palate.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
“You are on the Amalfi coast when sailboats are gently rocking in the water and Al Pacino is having lunch with you” ~~~~~O~~~~~
Soft, earthy lentils are soaking up rich roasting juices like little spongelettes. We rate this slow-roasted goat as one of the stand-out winter dishes this season. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
“I’ll meet you at the top of the stairs …..” is the catch phrase on its website.
“Life is not about the length of our time but moments in time that give us peace and joy. By capturing these moments on this blog, I hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that … Continue reading
How many pizzas and pastas would an Italian restaurant have dished out if it has been around for more than thirty five years?
Since re-branding itself as The Star from its tacky past of being The Star City, Sydney’s casino has been upping the ante on its stable of restaurants.
“This pizza is so soggy and wet, I can hardly pick it up!” we hear someone say at the next table. Welcome to the tradition of the Neapolitan style pizza that has made Via Napoli Pizzeria in North Shore’s Lane Cove … Continue reading
UPDATE April 2015: This restaurant has permanently closed for business. Almost one hundred years ago in 1915, Antonino Meli decided to pack his clothes into a suitcase and began his arduous journey from Italy to Australia by boat. Arriving in Sydney … Continue reading
A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) is inspired by the childhood memories of Head Chef and Owner Eugenio Maiale whilst playing in his Adelaide home backyard as he waited for the dinner bell to chime “a tavola”.
“I am not afraid to admit I am a huge fan of the ham and pineapple pizza. And I can assure you there isn’t a guy from wikipedia lurking in this pizzeria.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
“There is a seductive Italian in town” M tells me. “Well, I know you’re absolutely in love with Monica Bellucci but there’s only two things about Italy that generally excite me and that’s food and opera, although I like to … Continue reading
“But I love a hearty slice of pizza when I’m hungry” I lament. “Well, why don’t you try asking your friends what they want for dinner instead of thinking about yourself all the time?” Mysaucepan says.
“If any Sydney restaurant can boast a breakthrough dish of international acclaim, then it would surely enhance the city’s claim to being a serious food destination.” ~ Chopinand, Co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~
Update: September 2013 – Ormeggio at The Spit was awarded Two Hats at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2014. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It all started with my birthday dinner in January. I posted a question on Facebook and was … Continue reading