Category Archives: European

Sydney Food Diary: IKEA, Tempe

So, I would completely understand someone who would call IKEA’s famous meatballs as bland and without texture, and wonder from where its fame came from. However, I am not that person. I find something deeply comforting about industrial food. I … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Mjølner, Redfern

Could Sydney really support two Scandiwegian restaurants where you go through a non-descript door and to a darkened basement for fantastic, modern Viking food? Well, the answer is no, as I found out that the Norsk Dor in the CBD … Continue reading

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Italy Food Diary: Il Braciere del Viale, Catania, Sicily

So, here’s a funny foodie story. I love the New York Times and the New Yorker. It’s partly a long-held fantasy about living in such a big city with so much culture, food and intelligence, even though when I spent … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tapavino, CBD

The truth is that I’ve been trying to get to Tapavino for ages. The reviews have been great, continuously, but the last time I was in the neighbourhood, before a show, it was too crowded to get in. So, a … Continue reading

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Italy Food Diary: Il Flauto di Pan, Ravello

Our dinner at Il Flauto di Pan in Ravello reminded me strangely of our dinner at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The view and surroundings are so beautiful. It’s not that the food becomes irrelevant but … Continue reading

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Sicily Food Diary: Duomo by Cicco Sultano, Ragusa

Il Duomo was everything I’d hoped for and more: an exquisite fine dining experience, rooted in Sicilian culture, food and ingredients that would be unrepeatable elsewhere. An elegant atmosphere, a chance to try a range of interesting Sicilian wines, and … Continue reading

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Food blogging in Rome

I was lucky enough to spend about four days in Rome before my holidays in Sicily and Southern Italy. Good meals are always on my travel agenda, and writing about those meals serves a few purposes for me: it allows … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Pasta E Vine Come Na’ Vo, Travestere

Where, oh where would I treat myself to homemade pasta for Sunday lunch? That was my question. I considered going back to the exquisite Le Mani in Pasta but decided why not? Let’s try something else, and be guided by … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Fatamorgana Gelato, Travestere

Fatamorgana appears on a number of top ten gelato lists and I was curious to try it out (after being disappointed by one of Rome’s *best* pizzas). For example, Lonely Planet calls Fatamorgana ‘one of the finest among the city’s … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Bonci Pizzarium

When in Italy, and when in Rome, and one reads that there is a place that some people consider the *best* pizza in Rome, well, that is worth a trip. It’s in a quiet area, just off a quiet street … Continue reading

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