Monthly Archives: November 2011

Interview: Chef Hamish Ingham and his take on Modern Chinese cuisine

“Good food depends almost entire on good ingredients”                                                                 … Continue reading

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Catalina, Rose Bay

A delicious life of good food and music To accompany this blog post, I have chosen Sailing composed by Christopher Cross, legendary American songwriter who won 5 Grammy Awards with his self-titled debut album, in 1979. Click the video below to … Continue reading

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Must Winebar, Highgate, Perth

If you are shopping in some of the eclectic shops along Beaufort street in the suburb of Highgate just north of Perth CBD, it might also be worth your while to check out Must Winebar, an elegant place to have … Continue reading

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Stephen Hough, Classical pianist by night, humourist & blogger by day

“This burning quality and compulsion to play should be there in every human being. In order to live a full life, you have to burn about something.”                           … Continue reading

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Top 10 cheap eats in Eastwood, Sydney

One of the things that I like about dining in cosmopolitan Sydney is the array of choices available to food lovers. Even then, I often come across and read about the hoards of diners whinging about the state of Sydney’s … Continue reading

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Hideo Dekura demystifies Japanese ingredients

Having been a restaurant co-judge with Hideo Dekura, I’ve had the pleasure of dining with him many times. On each occasion, we would exchange banter about food and I never fail to learn something new about Japanese cuisine. For example, … Continue reading

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Interview: Simon Goh, Sydney’s restaurateur extraordinaire

“I have a completely unsubstantiated belief that 92 per cent of the population have at one time or another entertained the notion of owning and running their own café, restaurant, tea shop or pub. And in most cases, I am … Continue reading

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Trip to Perth, Western Australia, October 2011

We love our annual “pilgrimage” to Perth in Western Australia because it means spending time with my sister Alice and her family who moved there from Sydney in 1995. Through the years,  we have watched our nephew and niece grow up … Continue reading

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Sydney Food & Wine Fair 2011

This year, the Sydney Food & Wine Fair celebrates 21 years of charity and giving. Every year, some of Sydney’s great restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries and merchants turn out to support and raise funds for the AIDS Trust of Australia. … Continue reading

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Bloodwood, Newtown

Okay, I am honest to admit it – I am a homebody that likes to stay home and cook up all my favourite recipes on a nice weekend. On the other hand, Mysaucepan is the total opposite. Being a food … Continue reading

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‘Get Your Jelly On’ 30-day challenge – Reader’s competition winner announced!

* This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. * … Continue reading

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