Monthly Archives: May 2011

Impressive, I hope

As I drag my body, weary from cleaning, to the computer to write this, I fear that I am going to be less impressive than is my want. And yet, impressive is what I have to be if I wish … Continue reading

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The Joy of Sydney

There is an old image of what a top restaurant should be. Stiff, white tablecloths, perfectly polished silverware, and waistcoat wearing waiters serving delicate food to formalwear clad customers in hushed reverence. This is what a lot of people still … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Gurgitators

You may have worked this out already, but I like food. And I like talking about food, whether that means gushing over the latest chef, trend or dish, or looking at wider, more philosophic questions. It’s a topic that gets … Continue reading

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The next level

Name: Wig & Pen Address: Canberra House Arcade, Alinga St, Canberra. Ph: 02 6248 0171 Web: http://www.wigandpen.com.au Hours: Weekdays: 12pm – late; Weekends: 2.30pm – late I like beer. And, let’s face it, I don’t think I’m alone in this. … Continue reading

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What is food?

What defines food? This deceptively simple question has been put to the world of Twitter by the team at noma, and it got me thinking. Let’s start with basic, undeniable fact: food is sustenance. It is one of the few … Continue reading

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Cold night, hot fish

Name: The Fish Shack Address: 105 Petrie Plaza, off Bunda Street, Civic, ACT, 2612 Website: http://www.thefishshack.com.au As the weather gets colder my mind turns to certain foods. Soups and stews are the obvious ones, with hands wrapped around steaming bowls, … Continue reading

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PM, je t’aime

Name: PM24 Address: 24 Russell St. Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: 03 9207 7424 Web: http://www.pm24.com.au Chef: Philippe Mouchel Hours: Lunch, Sunday-Friday, 12pm-3pm. Dinner, 7 nights, 6pm-late Everywhere in the world you can get great food. Every continent, every country, has … Continue reading

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