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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

Wet Market Tour of Pasar Besar Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia with Tanjong Jara Resort’s Chef Ann

Getting off the second consecutive flight (SIN > KUL > TGG) at Terengganu (we had a stopover in Singapore to eat for 1.5 days you can otherwise fly direct SYD > KUL), our journey to Tanjong Jara Resort was not yet over...

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

Quirkiest places to eat around the world

The experience of eating out is no longer solely about eating. The following venues have placed just as much emphasis on atmosphere, décor, and providing entertainment to customers while they dine. Hubertus Lounge Eisenbahnstra...

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...


Latest Eats
Barrio Cellar
Barrio Cellar
Barrio Cellar

Barrio Cellar, Sydney

Tequila and tacos? How could you go wrong? These were the thoughts going through my head as I made my way to Sydney’s new tequila bar, Barrio Cellar. After opening its doors only last month, Barrio Cellar’s success ...
Cooking Classes
Raita Noda's Wagyu Sukiyaki
Raita Noda's Wagyu Sukiyaki
Raita Noda's Wagyu Sukiyaki

Washoku Lovers Kitchen: Tanabata Cooking Class

According to Japanese legend, the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi (captured in the stars Vega and Altair) are separated by the Milky Way – only to reunite once each year on “the evening of the seventh,” also known as Tanabata or t...


Abhi’s Indian Restaurant celebrates 25 years (North Strathfield, Sydney)

Founded by chef Kumar Mahadevan, Abhi’s Indian (named after his son Abhinav) at North Strathfield has been setting the benchmark for Indian cuisine in Sydney since 1990. The family also run Aki’s Indian at Wool...

Modern Australian
Grilled Tasmanian Salmon Fillet
Grilled Tasmanian Salmon Fillet
Grilled Tasmanian Salmon Fillet

Atlantis Bar and Dining, North Ryde

Atlantis Bar and Dining, manages to imbue the orderly, efficient professionalism of its North Ryde surrounds with warmth, so that it’s a welcome break from the office but one that focuses on getting you back to a sta...
element6 food spread, west ryde
element6 food spread, west ryde
element6 food spread, west ryde

Element6, West Ryde

In the three years since its opening, Element6 has cemented itself as the northern Sydney suburbs’ answer to the rustic-quirky aesthetic of inner-city cafes, and is a definitive local favourite, if the diversity of its customer...

Pulled Lamb Po' Boy
Pulled Lamb Po' Boy
Pulled Lamb Po' Boy

The Hungry Wolf, Wollongong

Tucked away just off Crown Street, The Hungry Wolf café has just opened it’s doors to the people of Wollongong. Little brother of Wollongong’s best whiskey bar the Howlin’ Wolf, the Hungry Wolf is offering aff...

Pork Burger Recipe from Urban Harvest
Pork Burger Recipe from Urban Harvest
Pork Burger Recipe from Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest Cookbook

Since being founded by Ronni Kahn in 2004, OzHarvest has saved 11,972 tonnes of food from being wasted in Australia. Relying on donations for funding, the organisation takes food that would otherwise be thrown out from sup...
Macarons at BBR French World Festival
Macarons at BBR French World Festival
Macarons at BBR French World Festival

BBR French World Festival Cooking Masterclass + Recipe

Last Friday, Alfred Street of Circular Quay was transformed into a French market for this year’s BBR (Bleu Blanc Rouge) French World Festival. A mixture of French and English could be heard throughout the numerous pastry ...