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Tefal Heritage launch at Guillaume at Bennelong

Guillaume Brahami is one of the finest proponents of modern French cuisine in Australia so when I was invited to attend the launch of prestigious French cookware company Tefal’s new Heritage range of pans at his eponymous restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong recently, I jumped at the chance to tick this restaurant off my bucket list. […]

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Tasmanian produce set to star at Taste of Sydney

After visiting the Apple Isle twice last year, I gained a huge appreciation for Tasmanian produce, grown in its world-renowned cool climate, clean air, fertile soils and pristine waters. I was able to meet many of the producers and sample some truly fantastic food and wine. I was pleased to read that some of the best […]

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Eliunt Olive Oil Tasting

In ancient Italian Etruscan culture, the “Eliunts” were considered by most to be the best producers of olive oil. They were using farming techniques passed down by their forefathers and they were highly skilled in their craft. Top notch olive oil is now being produced all over the globe including some stunning examples right here […]

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Recipe: Smoked trout, scrambled eggs and tarragon made with award winning Petuna Ocean Trout

Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of travelling to Tasmania and visiting the Petuna Ocean Trout farm outside of Strahan. The fish is favoured by leading chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda and Peter Kuruvita so it’s no surprise that the fish won Gold medal and overall Champion Fresh Fish medal for excellence in […]

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The Chefs’ Club

Food writer Elizabeth Meryment recently opined about the death of Tuesday night dining in an article published in the Sunday Telegraph, but for me it’s always been one of the best nights to dine. The cobwebs from the excesses of the weekend have cleared, it’s easier to get a table at some of the hottest […]

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Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita

Last year, chef Peter Kuruvita charmed his way onto our screens with his series My Sri Lanka, where he visited the country in lived in as a child and where he was introduced to the delights of cooking by watching his grandmother cook ancient Sri Lankan dishes in her very basic kitchen. The series explored Sri […]

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Win tickets to the MLA Black Box Grand Finale Dinner

*Update* 17/05/2012 The prize offered in this competition is no longer for the Feast of Chefs dinner on Saturday 26th May, but now for the invitation only MLA Black Box Challenge Grand Finale Dinner on Wednesday 23rd May.   We’re proud to announce that the MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge  are offering our prize winners tickets […]

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Dumpling Degustation at New Shanghai

If there is one near constant fixture of cuisines the world over, it is the humble dumpling. From Polish Pierogi to Nepalese Momo, at every minute of every day, somebody somewhere is enjoying a dumpling. I ventured recently to New Shanghai in Chatswood where they offer an unholy union between two of my favourite eating […]

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Pork Crackling Masterclass at Restaurant Atelier

One of the things that sets a pork roast apart from any other type of roasted meat is the glorious, crispy crackling created by baking the pork in a hot oven in a manner that causes the skin to become golden and crisp, but there is a lot of contention about the best way to […]

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An Afternoon With an International Coffee Legend

Given Scottie Callaghan’s upbringing, it’s perhaps no surprise that he achieved the title of Australian Barista Champion. He was born in the coffee producing country of Indonesia and grew up in Burwood amongst the coffee cultures of Greece, Lebanon & Italy. In 1999 He began working at The Coffee Club in Hornsby where he posed […]

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