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Blood and guts

My own Hannibal Lecter moments recently were better than I could have imagined: its body crushed, the guts and brains spread across my tongue, and down it went. But mostly it was the spice I could taste. Best chased down with a sip of wine. My first cricket. Time to rant about a couple of […]

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Sydney coffee – a few favourite things

It’s okay to have favourites, isn’t it? Favourite food, favourite show, favourite child… I wouldn’t dare rule on the best cafes in Sydney – that’s very much a matter of personal taste. It’s a bit like commenting on the best band. And while I’m a Nine Inch Nails fan, there’s always a Mumford & Sons […]

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Sydney’s best burgers

A good burger place is like a good dentist, a good GP or a good mechanic. Actually, scratch that – a burger place is harder to find, won’t make you wait as long and should cost less… I love a Shake Shack burger in NYC, and always head to The Bird for a ghetto burger when in Berlin […]

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Dessert, Wine part II (and Rootstock)

We begin with a tale of heartbreak, dear reader. I was preparing to blog about one of the best wine bar desserts I’ve had in a while – a salted caramel semifreddo at 121BC. This stuff is seriously good eating, better even than the salted caramel gelato at Messina. Soft, creamy, salty, sweet – somehow […]

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A steal at Sixpenny

Call me crazy, but I’m sick of degustations. Corby Kummer hit the nail on the head in Vanity Fair when he likened it to tyranny. I’ve sat through degustations at Attica, Sepia and Becasse – all fabulous restaurants which I’ve really enjoyed – with great food, but wondering when the meal will finally end and if […]

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Dessert, Wine

This post isn’t so much about my three favourite wine bars (though they are), as it is about two of my favourite things – dessert and wine. A story of gluttony really – but we’ll get to that. There are many good venues for a glass of red in Sydney these days, but if I […]

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Stalking Martin

This may sound creepy, but I’ve been stalking Martin for a long time. Following him, turning up unannounced, making demands. It’s not as scary as it sounds – we’re talking about Martin Benn (of Sepia fame), and I’ve been a big fan of his cooking since the Tetsuya’s days (when Tets was in Rozelle – […]

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Coffee Perfection

I must confess – I’ve been unfaithful. Especially when I’m out of town. And we’ve had our rocky periods. But I always come back. I never thought I’d fall in love with a Newtown girl, but for ten years, we’ve been going steady. I can’t remember who introduced us, but Campos has been my favourite […]

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Thankyouverymuch!

Katsu, sushi and soy sauce this good are dangerous. Especially when dining with Saucepiggy. I’m wary about reviewing Sushi Yachiyo in Darlinghurst – it’s busy enough already – but, with outposts in Surry Hills and Mosman, I hope there’s enough sushi to go around. It’s a small, dark venue that fills up quickly and pumps out some […]

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Let them eat cake

Never get between a bear and her young. Or a bear and food. In this case I was sharing a couple cakes with The Bear at Flour and Stone – a tiny shop hidden on Riley st near the city. If willy wonka gave up making lollies and chocolate to open a bakery, this would be it. […]

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