Grace Smith

Grace is a contributing writer at I Ate My Way Through. A girl who plans her life around meal times, Grace dedicates her time to the pursuit of delicious but healthy food. Being the daughter of a Naturopath means she grew up with healthy eating in the forefront of her mind. Admittedly sacrificing flavour for health at times of weakness, she adores finding a new sugar free dessert or gluten free meal. When night time comes, she loves to explore Sydney’s vibrant bar scene, searching for secret nooks and crannies around the city. Being married to an Englishman, travel is now a central feature of her life and the first thing she does when she reaches a new country is go to the supermarket and squeal with delight at all the different food items for sale. In her free time, you’ll always find Grace curled up with a good book, a cup of tea and her puppy Scrumpy.

 
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Rushcutters: Restaurant, Bar, Deli and now…a Marketplace!

The farm to plate trend is quickly gaining popularity amongst Sydney’s health and sustainability savvy populous. But even though the idea of eating fresh local produce is extremely enticing for many of us, the practicality of d...
 
Food insights
 
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World Health Day: 7 Health Foods You Need to Try

Happy World Health Day everyone! This year the World Health Organisation has decided to spotlight the health risk presented by vectors – such as mosquitoes, ticks and sandflies, which are responsible for transmitting a number o...

 
Cookbooks
 
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Book Review: The Field Guide to New South Wales Produce

The team at I Ate My Way Through is extremely passionate about supporting sustainable farming and high quality regional produce. We have even developed a food tour called the Sydney Farmgate Tour dedicated to sharing this passi...
 
Recipes
 
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6 April Food’s Pranks

I’ve never really been hugely into April Fools as I tend to respond to the slightest surprise with excess high pitched screaming at a volume disproportionate to what the event actually warrants. However, the idea of food based ...
 
Degustation
 
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Beer is the New Wine: 3 Reasons to Stop Fearing Beer

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to something called a “Hop Inspired Degustation Dinner.” My first reading of these words actually conjured a mental image of a group of chefs carefully observing a man hopping on one leg...

 
Desserts & Sweets
 
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Edible Bugs Cover Image
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Insects are the New Meat – Why You Should Start Eating Bugs

When my cousin was a toddler, her mother caught her sitting on the kitchen floor, with the legs and wings of a shiny half-eaten cockroach hanging out of her mouth and a self-satisfied smile on her chubby face. This story has al...
 
 
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Bloodwood feature

Sneak Preview of Taste of Sydney Festival at Bloodwood, Newtown + Win VIP Tickets!

Is it just me, or does anybody else feel like Newtown has restaurants, restaurants everywhere but not a place to eat? Every time I step onto King Street in the hope that this time might be different, my visual field is immediat...

 
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Gardener's Lodge cafe
Gardener's Lodge cafe

A True Aussie Pie – Gardener’s Lodge Café

Ask any Australian to list five iconic Australian foods and the humble meat pie will undoubtedly make the cut. As Australia Day rolls around again and we all use the day as an excuse to stuff our faces with this national favour...
 
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Australia Day BBQ giveaway
Australia Day BBQ giveaway
Australia Day BBQ giveaway

Mr Beak’s sausage factory tour + Win one of 3 Australia Day BBQ prize packs!

If you have never had a sausage at an Australia day BBQ then you are missing out on a gravely important Australian tradition. In a country so new, our traditions are sacred and the lazy Aussie BBQ is something to be revered. Of...
 
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Foods to eat in the new year for good fortune
Foods to eat in the new year for good fortune
Foods to eat in the new year for good fortune

Foods for Good Fortune in the New Year

We eat in order to satiate, to celebrate, to commiserate and to alleviate boredom, so why not try eating to increase our luck? It’s just as good a reason as any, if not better. I always love a good dose of superstition and one ...