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In The Kitchen: Sweetness the Patisserie

Nestled at the end of one of Epping’s ‘busy’ strips (read: sleepily peaceful at 10AM on Friday morning) Sweetness the Patisserie is decidedly anti-Wonka. Instead of the vivid, attention-seeking kaleidoscope of sounds, colours and...
Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Located in the tourist-laden district of The Rocks, visiting Shangri-La Hotel makes me feel like a tourist in my own city. It's always wonderful to see your own city through fresh eyes and it's...

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern, Sydney

Hop to Redfern to escape down The Rabbit Hole and enjoy a unique and inventive tea experience. There are no lace curtains, chintz furniture or tea-doilies in sight at this recently opened tea bar....
Looma’s, Bankstown

Croquembouche and macarons by Looma’s

Meeting other business owners has become a bit of a drug to me. Their drive is so contagious, I'm usually left buzzing with new ideas and goals. It is the feeling of invigoration and...

The Waffle Shack – Authentic Belgian Waffles

Not everyone can make the perfect waffle. It requires a certain level of skill to make sure that the density isn’t too thick, and that it has the right amount of airiness. I like...
Instant-Dessert--Maple-Apple-Tarte-Tatin

Instant Dessert: Maple Apple Tarte Tatin

"I just don't have time!". How often do you hear that phrase? Well, that seems to be my excuse for everything - baking, reading, exercising, replying to emails... everything. So since moving into my new...
Coconut-and-pandan-waffles

Coconut and pandan waffles

Vietnamese-style coconut and pandan waffles I grew up on these waffles. I remember sitting on the kitchen bench on many after school afternoons, eagerly waiting for my parents to pour batches of batter onto our...

Behind the scenes at Max Brenner’s pastry kitchen

With Easter just around the corner, chocolate aficionados all around are looking to see what different chocolate institutions will indulge them in this year. Max Brenner has done his best to be the Easter...

Grand Duk, Sydney CBD

The Sydney CBD café scene is evolving with a constantly growing list of trendy new cafes for business meetings, lunches or after work drinks. The new look Grand Duk is one such venue, the brainchild...

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...

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