Competition: Jiro Dreams of Sushi – win one of 5 double passes

Thanks to Curious Distribution, you have the chance to win one of five double passes to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi, an 83-minute documentary (rated G) that chronicles the extraordinary life of Jiro Ono, Tokyo’s most renowned sushi chef. The film opens 10 May. Jiro has been declared one’s of Japan’s National Treasures. His sushi [&he…

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Easter afternoon tea

My family got together for afternoon tea on Easter weekend. In addition to Easter treats, meat played its usual leading role. Dimples and smiles all around, hooray for Easter treats! My younger sister Juji made scotch eggs following chef Heston Blumenthal’s as method as shown on his latest TV show How to Cook Like Heston […]

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El Loco, Surry Hills, Sydney

The bright blue doorway of El Loco, Surry Hills, Sydney El Loco Mexican cantina is located at the Excelsior Hotel in Surry Hills on the corner of Foveaux and Bellevue Streets. Even before stepping inside, there’s a great sense of fun about the place – the otherwise drab and dingy building exterior has been brought […]

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Becasse Bakery and Food on Five, Westfield Sydney

Last week, I gave you burger porn. This week, beautiful bakery porn. Custard choux bun; vanilla bean & passionfruit cheesecake; chestnut mont blanc; gateau Saint Honore Pear tart; eclairs Bovilian chocolate pot; carrot orange & sultana cake; pistachio & raspberry friand; strawberry & custard brioche Mille feuille; banana and sal…

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Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe, Surry Hills, Sydney

Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe is located on a hill, on one of the quieter terrace-lined streets in Surry Hills. It is owned by award-winning former Ministry of Sound DJ Alan Thompson. The cafe is stylish and funky with large windows that open out into the street. On the white wall is a painting of […]

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Jus Burgers, Leederville

I recently had a chat with chef Justin Bell about his fantastic new sausage shop in Leederville, Snags and Sons. Just a couple of shops away and still going strong is his original burger bar, Jus Burgers. Whenever interstate or overseas visitors ask for Perth food recommendations, I don’t hesitate to include Jus Burgers on […]

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Mrs. S, Maylands

Granny June’s cornbread, bacon, poached eggs and maple syrup. OH yeah… that’s me. Granny June’s cornbread, bacon, poached eggs and maple syrup Mrs. S Cafe is cute. Mismatched furniture, antique light fittings, vintage teacups and saucers, paper doilies, biscuit tins and printed tea towels give it a comfy, op shoppy feel. It&…

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Competition: win a Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan

Thanks to Kitchenware Direct, Australian readers have the chance to win a Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan. The prize: 1 x Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan This Scanpan Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan measures 45cm from handle to handle, with a diameter of 32cm. It is made from aluminium, has a ceramic titanium nonstick […]

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Chefs Gallery, Sydney

During my 10 days in Sydney last November, I realised one thing I love about dining in Sydney: cooking is really put on show. There’s so much more to great dining than eating. Whether it’s Northern Italian, Thai desserts, Malaysian roti, Chinese dumplings or Argentinean barbecue or fresh noodles, it’s all prepared with incredible …

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Snags and Sons, Leederville

Update 13 November 2013: Snags and Sons has closed its shop in Leederville and moved into Jus Burgers Northbridge store to form JUSS. Now trading instead at Leederville is their new pintxos bar, Pinchos. The last few years have been the Golden Age of the gourmet burger bar in Perth. There are many reasons we […]

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