Category: Food

Shimofuri-zuke from Edible Selby (Ishimaya)

A little while ago I visited the Sydney Fish Markets and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a piece of fresh tuna and try out this recipe for shimofuri-zuke (marinated blanched tuna) from my current gastronomic inspiration¬†Edible Selby, by Seiji Nojiri-san of Ishimaya (p.197,…

Beijing Markets

Beijing¬†seems so long ago, I am still catching up on all the details. On our final day in Beijing we wandered through the streets & found ourselves in a market. Although our busy tour schedule meant that we were seeing so many new and exciting…

Food Experiments: POPSICLES!

It is a well known fact that IKEA-browsing merits the same sense of addiction that would be associated with the likes of ASOS-browsing, or peanut-butter-from-the-jar-licking. The products of these activities promising an increased value and enjoyability of life (“it’s not just a pen, it’s a…

Southside Tea Room

Whilst I was in Brisbane I had the pleasure of visiting Southside Tea Room! The quirky tea-room-by-day, bar-by-night is a little creative superhero with grandma charm and an arsenal of homemade cakes and cookies, milkshakes and a pinball machine to boot. Of course, we would…

Beijing Diary Pt 2: Ś§©śī•

East meets West On our second day in China we visited the city of Tianjin! ¬† Mini apples! They taste exactly like normal apples except they are as small as cherries! (Also pictured, breakfast: bottled water, bao, watermelon) ¬† Cycling is a main mode of…

Beijing Diary Pt 1: First Looks

At Sydney International Airport I just came home after a week in Beijing, China! The trip was filled with many new experiences – from squat toilets which required BYO toilet paper, to trying new foods (including dried cuttlefish and duck’s tongue, both of which were…

Dessert at Mr Wong

A recent dining experience at Mr Wong was perfectly finished with the most delicious desserts ever! So delicious that I was inspired to break out my watercolours and illustrate them.

Jamie’s Italian Sydney

Gigli Primavera¬† “I should have been Italian. There is such diversity in the lifestyle, cooking, traditions and dialects. This is why as a chef I find this country so exciting and what inspired me to create¬†Jamie’s Italian.” – Jamie Oliver Smoky Scamorza Arancini Refreshers Posh…

IKEA & T2

Just Rose¬†and¬†Turkish Apple: current favourite ice tea combination Today we went to the new IKEA in Tempe (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere) and as predicted, it was a utter treat! The lower level was my favourite, filled with everything you could ever possibly think…

Marty Webster

FILM Vanessa Low MUSIC ‘Can I Borrow These Words’ by From Trees FILMED AT Tastevin SPECIAL THANKS to Gemma Flynn Marty Webster is the head chef of the French restaurant and wine bar Tastevin (which recently placed second for People’s Choice in Time Out Sydney’s…

Eleni

How did you learn to make Baklava? As a child I absolutely adored baklava, I loved the texture of it and the flavour of it. I’ve tried everyone’s baklava from everywhere and I’ve tried to make it as authentic as possible. And that’s how I…

GOURMET SUPPER CLUB Part 2 by Anna Vu

In May, I attended the MCA zine fair, where I fell in love with Anna’s zine¬†20 Meals in NY. Anna has been so lovely and has kept me up to date with her meals/illustrations, so drumroll please – meals from ‘The River Cafe Cookbook’ by…

GOURMET SUPPER CLUB!!! by Anna Vu

Just over a month ago, I met Anna Vu at¬†the MCA Zine Fair¬†and fell in love with her zine ’20 Meals in NY’ – consisting of 20 illustrations of meals she’d had on a recent trip to the city. And so, Anna has very kindly…