Monthly Archives: October 2017

Book Review: Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero My rating: 3 of 5 stars A friend brought me to a screening of “The Room”, a terrible movie, this generation’s Rocky Horror … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rosetta, CBD

Rosetta is Neil Perry’s latest. Apparently, there’s one in Melbourne already. It’s fancy¬† Italian cuisine, near Circular Quay on George Street in a rather gorgeous Harry Seidler building. The setting (and the ample light that comes through the ceiling to … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu originated from the Sichuan province and has a fairly good origin story: the Village Voice identifies the creator as an old woman with a pock-marked face (from smallpox). Perhaps people decided it would be kinder to call her … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bar Ume, Surry Hills

This is a fun place. While I have to admit that I really did love the old Ume, these are the current trends: casual and easy, and burgers! The burgers are tasty with an Asian twist, and of modest size. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sometimes a story about a book is enough to get me to read the book itself… and a Guardian profile, describing how Faber has decided … Continue reading

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