FOOD/WINE BOOKS

Foodies’ Diary: Eat The Cold Away

Now before the weather really takes a turn for the Antarctic, get thee to a restaurant like Kings Cross’s own gleaming ice-breaker, Blanco, for one of the great dining specials popping up all over town.

Level Up Your Brownie Points with Mum

Gourmet gifts and restaurant experiences are always brilliant options for this year’s rapidly approaching Mother’s Day. To be sure you’re not caught short on Sunday 9th May, 2010 I’d suggest you reserve your table promptly. For me, the day is always a little fraught.

Foodies’ Diary

Paris’s iconic waiters’ race attracts five hundred starters each June. You’ll have to wait until Sunday May 16th to see just how many competitors The Great Sydney Waiters Race attracts for the inaugural one kilometre course around the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Modern French Cuisine

When a copy of acclaimed Melbourne chef, Jacques Redmond’s, latest book Cuisine du Temps (RRP $60) landed on my desk, I was astounded. Redmond’s unique cooking style is both passionately Australasian and decidedly French.

Foodies’ Diary: Five Fast Eats

The Victoria Room is frequented by ladies who love to wine and dine. Each weekend they get approximately five hundred women just for their High Tea! Smart thinking has seen them add Sole Saviours ($25) (roll-up ballet flats) to their growing range of merchandise.

Sustainable Seafood

The choices we make from the menus of Australia’s wonderful seafood restaurants and at the fishmonger, are becoming critical. The oceans around us are not limitless in their bounty. Overfishing is a fact in three quarters of the world’s oceans.

Hola Amigos!

By now you’ve all seen (and hopefully tasted) the impact of Sydney’s mini Mexican revolution. Alongside an ever-growing number of great taquerias like Guzman y Gomez, Mad Mex and Tomatillo, we now also have a number of Mexican restaurants featuring excellent, authentic Mexican cuisine.

Foodies’ Diary

Tickets are flying out the door for the Cuisine NOW Gala Dinner on Sunday 17th January held at the water’s edge in the green-friendly surrounds of Doltone House.

Foodies’ Diary

Last week I wrote about the American ice-cream I won’t be buying this summer, so this week I thought I’d include some information about the Australian ice cream that I do put in my freezer.

Foodies’ Diary

Give me the chance to give you the latest list of must-gives as we head into the giving season.