Monthly Archives: October 2015

Food Diary: The Carrington, Surry Hills, Sydney

The Carrington has reopened. Hurrah. I really liked the previous incarnation, in fact, both of them, injecting Latin American cuisine and drinks into the Sydney local. Now, it’s back to basics with burgers and schnitzel. But of course, these days … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Panhandle Grill & Bar, King’s Cross

What better thing to do on a pleasant sunny, not-too-hot, not-too-cool Sydney afternoon but sneak out for lunch. Llankelly Lane in Potts Point is filled with amusing restaurants; we chose the quietest of them for a light lunch. My pal … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Wieczorkowski, Woollahra, Sydney

My pal, Freddy, who works in the neighbourhood, took me to this little Polish cafe and deli in Woollahra on Queen Street. ‘Maybe you get a free coffee if you can pronounce the name right,’ he commented, though we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Ester, Chippendale, Sydney

Ester may very well be Sydney’s ‘it’ restaurant of the moment. I can see why. Hard to get into but they allow some seating at the bar. The waiters all seem to be various degree of hipster. The food has … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Gastro Park, Kings Cross, Sydney

Molecular gastronomy: well! Gastro Park’s Liquid butternut gnocchi in a rich mushroom consommé was so absolutely spectacular that I’m already thinking about my next visit. Made famous by appearing as a challenge in last season’s Masterchef, it had an amazing … Continue reading

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Food Diary: Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley, Chippendale, Sydney

An interesting concept, and you know, I think they’ll do just fine. Recreating an Asian hawker alley next to the Central Park complex is a fun idea. They’ve somehow taken over a whole row of tiny worker’s cottages, painted them, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joan London’s The Golden Age

The Golden Age by Joan London My rating: 2 of 5 stars I did find the setting and time intriguing, and the idea of a care home for kids with polio and a European immigrant couple adjusting to the New … Continue reading

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Home Cooking: Cantonese Wonton

So, I am on the cusp of posting up the recipe I’m using but am going to wait first to make the second batch of them (the filling and skins are both in the freezer, one recipe is good for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Cunningham’s The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Michael Cunningham has always been one of my favourite authors and his latest book, The Snow Queen, reminded me why: I think it will be one of my … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pei Modern, the Rocks, 2015

Even though we’ve been to Pei Modern in Melbourne, I kept forgetting its provenance: the famed chef Mark Best of Marque opening a more casual eatery in Melbourne and now a branch has opened in Sydney at the Four Seasons. … Continue reading

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