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Sydney Food Diary: Inca’s, Stanley Street

I remember eating at this Peruvian restaurant, about a million years ago, when it was in Newtown. Moved to Darlinghurst, it’s in a brightly lit space that reminded me a bit of a living room or function hall, but with … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Ouroboros Organic Wholefoods

As I’ve said before, Sydney’s a tough place to open a restaurant or cafe. It’s not enough to have good food, or a good idea. It has to be the right vibe for the right place as well. So, it’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pieno, Surry Hills

So, I live pretty close to Pieno, as do friends of mine in Surry Hills. And it’s a funny thing. Pieno is on the CBD side of Crown Street, and Kawa is on the other side, and most friends prefer … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Adventures: El Baqueano

El Baqueano describes itself as contemporary indigenous food both in terms of the produce and the cooking techniques. Located in San Telmo, the corner restaurant has a cool and modern feel to it, and from the moment we stepped in … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Stanbuli, Enmore

Enmore Road is chock-a-block with new bars and cool restaurants these days. I will be back to try some of the new ones I spotted, but was very glad to catch up with my excellent friend Mary to go to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng My rating: 3 of 5 stars I don’t know whether being mixed race, of white and Asian descent, is having a moment, but with little design, the last three novels I’ve read … Continue reading

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A word on food blogging

I met up with a few food bloggers for dinner on Friday night and have been reflecting a bit about food blogging. It’s been interesting lately. After I transferred my blog posts from eatability (bought out, turned into a crappy … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Barzaari, Marrickville

I love a restaurant in an unexpected place, and while I’d heard about this much-lauded restaurant in Marrickville, it was still a surprise to walk along a humble section of Addison Road to find this stylish fit-out among the other … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie, Waterloo

We were browsing carpets in PYD. Yup, we were. In need of coffee, and perhaps a little snack, we stopped by here. We actually did a macaron class here years ago, so we know the quality of the pastries and … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Adventures: La Cabrera

  Clocking in last year at #33 on the Top 50 restaurants in Latin America list, La Cabrera seemed like the obvious choice to try a traditional Argentinean grill during our recent trip to Buenos Aires. Located in a fun, … Continue reading

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