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Cheat's Jerk Chicken

Élan’s Caribbean Flavours + Recipes for Caribbean glazed ham and cheat’s jerk chicken + Caribbean Travel Guide for foodies

   The caribbean, for me, often conjures up images for smoking barbecues, sunshine, and beautiful scantily-clad people. Whether that’s truly the case, I have no idea. But we can pretend right?  So when I go...

The Americas / USA
The Oxford tavern smoked meats plate

Smoked Meats + Black Betty BBQ, The Oxford Tavern (Petersham, Sydney)

Winter is coming. Okay, technically winter has officially arrived but I just needed to throw a Game of Thrones reference in here. I couldn’t help myself. With Sydney’s weather the way it has been lately, there’s very litt...

Asia / North East
Osaka Bar okonomiyaki

Osaka Soul Food + Osaka Bar, Potts Point, Sydney

The City of Love. The Big Apple. The Eternal City. Fashion Capital of the World. The world’s most iconic cities are identifiable just as much by their nicknames as they are by their landscapes. And there’s good reason for this....

Tim Ho Wan baked bun demonstration
south korea 2014
Asia / South East

Tanjong Jara Resort – Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia

The concept of staying at a remote luxury spa resort might not be everyone’s idea of a holiday – I know this for a fact because I used to be one of them, preferring the adventure of getting lost in a big city than t...

Delicately poached chicken is served at room temperature with a portion of fragrant rice, and a selection of condiments
Europe / Central
Slovakian Wedding, Poprad.

My Big Fat Slovakian Wedding

I was invited to attend a wedding in Slovakia on July 18th, 2015. Its 5’oclock in the morning, there are only ten left from the group. We grasp the railing tightly as we make down the stairs. Stepping outside into the warm Slov...

Europe / North

Best desserts around the world

For many no meal is complete without a sweet course at the end. Whether it’s a good old fashioned cake or something more experimental, these restaurants listed below are some of the most exciting. GJelina 1429 Abbot Kinne...

Europe / South
Squid Ink Pasta, Venice, Italy

Black Food is the New Green + My Trip to Venice

Many foods are believed to prevent cancer, of these, the emerging newbie is black food. Mother Earth’s found a fun way to tell us the different nutrients in our food – they’re colour co-ordinated! It’s been an age-old nag for u...

Europe / West
chicken liver parfait made with Tefal cuisine companion - Bastille Day recipe

Bastille Day Recipe: Chicken Liver Parfait

Today is La Fête Nationale, celebrated around the world every July 14 as Bastille Day! When I think of French food, I dream of romantic picnics beneath the Eiffel Tower, with a warm crusty baguette, an array of charcuterie incl...

Middle East

Cooking with pearl couscous

Rice and pasta are kitchen staples I can’t live without. And now, thanks to Blu and the team at Haystac, I can add Pearl Couscous (also known as Israeli couscous) to my list of must-have versatile ingredients. You can win...

New Zealand and South Pacific

From Sea to Snow: A Coffee Road Trip around Taranaki, New Zealand

Some call it love, some call it an addiction, I call it a way of life! Hi my name is Sammy and yes I am a coffee-aholic. Recently I crossed over the ditch and ventured back to my home town in the Land of the Long White Cloud, N...


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Desserts & Sweets

In The Kitchen: ArtPlate by Ike Malada

It all began with a love for macarons and certain dissatisfaction with the ‘stale’ desserts served in the typical Sydney café. Tucked away in a small space behind a Northern suburb cafe like a well-kept secret, the kitchen of A...
Grey Goose Wet Martini
Grey Goose Wet Martini
Grey Goose Wet Martini

La Boulangerie by Grey Goose

Grey Goose vodka has teamed up with Luxe Bakery and Yellow Bistro for the ultimate French pop-up experience Potts Point’s Yellow House has been transformed into La Boulangerie: bakery by day and high-class bistro by night...

Modern Asian

Ramen Burgers at One Tea Lounge and Grill, Sydney

From modest origins as a food market stall, David Yip’s Ramen Burger has finally made it to the big leagues with the opening of One Tea Lounge and Grill. Sydney’s newest Asian fusion bar is boasting a unique menu wi...

Long lunch
Crumbed Lamb Shoulder, The Devonshire
Crumbed Lamb Shoulder, The Devonshire
Crumbed Lamb Shoulder, The Devonshire

The Devonshire’s Prix Fixe Menu, Surry Hills, Sydney

For those of us not lucky enough to have hatted restaurants on regular dining rotation, it can be a forbidding idea to drop hundreds on a venue based on reputation alone and have your first experience of fine dining be a twenty...
XS Espresso "The Bomb" Smoothie
XS Espresso "The Bomb" Smoothie
XS Espresso "The Bomb" Smoothie

XS Espresso, Wetherill Park, Sydney

Sugar-packed milkshakes are all the rage right now. Whenever news breaks of a new place serving up these delicious bad boys, dessert fanatics flock to the eatery in an effort to sample the sweet goodness themselves. Who can bla...


Rosie Campbell’s, Surry Hills

Your new Caribbean escape has just hit Surry Hills and is already drawing a crowd. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of rum and jerk chicken to go around.  The clever people behind The Soda Factory have just open...

El Loco Apple Pie Margarita and Fried Chicken
El Loco Apple Pie Margarita and Fried Chicken
El Loco Apple Pie Margarita and Fried Chicken

We’re Going Loco for El Loco’s Winter Specials (Surry Hills, Sydney)

When you find yourself in a place with colourful streamers hanging from the ceiling and murals featuring images of cacti, Frida Kahlo and skulls with moustaches wearing sombreros, you know you’re in for a good time. And that’s ...
The Copper Mill Avocado Toast
The Copper Mill Avocado Toast
The Copper Mill Avocado Toast

Best Cafes Around Rosebery/Alexandria

Around Sydney, you tend to be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to dine. In different suburbs, you’re likely to find a certain cuisine or vibe that could be totally different from another area. The neighbouring suburbs...