Sydney’s top five Little Italy eateries, CNN // 27 June 2011

Read my piece over at CNNGo.com or read on here… In Sydney’s Little Italy, all things Italian permeate life like garlic in a ragu, and a journey reveals the real taste of Italian cooking. From pizzas to espressos, the delissimo grip on Sydney’s gastronomic landscape is as entrenched and authentic as ever. Long synonymous with … Continue reading

The great global buffet comes to Lakemba, CNN // 12 May 2011

My latest food feature for CNNGo… Island Dreams’ food is Malay-influenced and served with rainbow crackers. As media mogul James Packer blasts the tourism industry for marketing clichés, attention is turning to Sydney’s lesser-known treasures. The multicultural food offerings in Lakemba, in southwest Sydney, are really spicing things up. What down-at-heel Lakemba — which is named after … Continue reading

6 Vietnamese dishes in Cabramatta, CNN // 4 May 2011

My piece for CNN: Pigs’ trotters, congealed blood cubes, clawed chicken feet and duck fetuses were once more common in Saigon than Sydney. But Cabramatta, a western suburbs enclave of all things Asian, is home to 40 per cent of New South Wales’ Vietnamese population. And where Vietnamese tread, the country’s fragrant, subtle, poignant flavours … Continue reading

Greenhouse by Joost: all that glisters is not green // 1 March 2011

In a country that is home to the world’s biggest houses, roads full of ubiquitous 4×4 utes, a world-famous city that is crippled by its own anachronistically stunted public transport network and voracious tumble dryer usage even on 30C days, green concepts have a long, steep hill to climb before hitting mainstream palatability. So, it … Continue reading

Travels off the eaten track, The Independent

I interview Tom Kevill-Davies about his epic cycle ride around North and South America. His tour of the Americas reveals gastronomic greatness in the most unexpected places… Travels off the eaten track, The Independent – pdf version Off the eaten track, The Independent – online version Published 7 May 2009 Check out more of the … Continue reading