The (Sydney) Magazine // APRIL 2013

You beauty! My feature on the challenges, history and ultimately game-changing rise of multicultural models in Australia is out in the April issue of The (Sydney) Magazine. The brilliantly enigmatic Jessica Gomes, Samantha Harris and Shanina Shaik talk catwalks, stereotyping and bullying… WHEN they were at school, Jessica Gomes and Shanina Shaik were bullied. They … Continue reading

Sydney’s best fish and chips, CNN // 7 July 2011

Read my piece over at CNN, or stay here and read on… Here’s a catch. Sydney and fish go together like piping hot chips and a piece of freshly fried fish. It’s worth leaving the beaten track of the Sydney Fish Markets to the tourists and trying some local favorites. From the get-go, the essential … Continue reading

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

Read my piece over at 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

Sydney’s 5 most inventive coffees, CNN // 13 June 2011

Read my piece over at here It’s coffee, just not as you know it, by Daisy Dumas There’s something unexpected brewing in Sydney’s café core – and it’ll change the way you look at coffee forever. Far away from the espresso-based Flat White debate, a group of dedicated baristas are doing their best to … Continue reading

The Underwater Project, feature story // 26 May 2011

THE SUBMERGED LENS A haze of smashed blues and whites, the bright sting of sunlight and a briny hit. The wave rolls onwards, lurching forwards with a power that seems so benign from afar. It throws itself in a powerful lunge, crashes down and topples everything in its path – but for the ocean swimmers … Continue reading

Silent. Disco. Shut up. Dance., Agenda Sydney // 13 May 2011

My piece in today’s Agenda Sydney… Silent discos – every city council’s favourite kind of nightclub – are enjoying their moment in the sun (or should that be moon?). They’re here, there and everywhere right now, from Goa to Glastonbury and, now, Sydney’s good ol’ Spanish quarter. When the eponymous play ‘Silent Disco’ opened at … 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

Bondi Bikes, Agenda Sydney // 5 May 2011

My piece for Agenda Sydney: It’s possible, we suppose, that you may have missed the whole fixie fad over the past couple of years… but we doubt it. As questionably safe (and momentary) as the fixed-gear trend may be, it has done its bit to reinvigorate the image of the trusty bicycle, and the urban … 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