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Oro Rosso Luncheon – A celebration of the preserved Italian Tomato

In collaboration with The Italian Trade Agency and The Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA), restaurant Osteria Balla Manfredi recently hosted a lunch billed as ‘a sensory and educational journey on the precious...
Deconstructed Sicilian Cassata

Candelori’s, Smithfield

Often, the 'fancier' the restaurant, the more it gets associated with a bulky corporation, unfeeling and impersonal. Well, I'm happy to say that Candelori's - a fixture of the Sydney's Western Suburbs fine dining...
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!...

XS Espresso ‘Next Level’, Wetherill Park

You know that feeling you get, when you find a café that you can call “yours”, somewhere that feels like a second home? Somewhere that you can recommend to others and have full confidence that...
Scusa-Mi-Ristorante, Melbourne

Scusa Mi Ristorante

Scusa Mi was awarded one-hat in 2007's Good Food Guide. They also boast their own lavel of extra-virgin olive oil, breath-taking views of the Yarra River, and a menu which names all the finest ingredients.
Casa-Barilla-Cooking-School, Annandale

A culinary journey through Lombardy at Casa Barilla Cooking School

Located in northern Italy, Lombardy stretches up towards Lake Como and down to Milan. The region is home to many rich, regal dishes such as golden risotto alla Milanese, rice cooked with saffron; ossobuco,...
The-Ftiz, Fitzroy

The Fitz @ Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

What else could have brought me to Brunswick Street but the Alannah Hill factory outlet! Brunswick Street is probably the King Street (of Newtown) or the Oxford Street in Sydney. So we snagged a seat in the open terrace and watched the Brunswick Street crowds walk on by.
WIN-pasta-making-classes-at-Alio-Restaurant!

WIN pasta making classes at Alio Restaurant!

Guess what? The winners of my recent Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream giveaway have just been announced and I already have another fantastic competition lined up for you! The lovely people at Wasamedia and Alio...
La-Casa-Ristorante,-Russell-Lea

La Casa Ristorante, Russell Lea

Dining at La Casa is like feasting with the Sicilian family I never had. Honest food, generous servings, sumptuous meatballs, perfectly cooked pastas and delectable cannoli, which starts and finishes with a big hug...

The best of Sydney, according to Time Out

I'm a big fan of Time Out. I would never visit a city without first consulting the local Time Out guide. Time Out Sydney's Food Awards 09 winners were announced this week, so let's see...

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