Tag: Food

  • Memorable Meals

    Memorable Meals

    You know how sometimes you have a life-changing meal? I don’t necessarily mean those meals at posh restaurants. I’ve had a few of those, and I’ve blogged about them here. I mean those meals which stay in your memory forever.

    On the downside, I thought I was going to die from food poisoning, after eating some tiramisu at a cafe in Melbourne.… Read the rest “Memorable Meals”

  • The Longest Queue

    The Longest Queue

    “You’re so dodgy” my friend said to me when I told her how I’d once jumped the queue to get into the Marigold in Sydney’s Chinatown. “If you go up the escalator, there’s a goods lift which takes you to the kitchen area, and you just walk through”, I told her.… Read the rest “The Longest Queue”

  • Tumut

    Tumut

    It takes you about half an hour to drive from the centre of Tumut to the restaurant’s location. You could probably do it faster, but it was raining today, sometimes quite heavily and so we drove a little more cautiously. Thankfully, there were very few cars on the road. However, there are narrow winding bits, and from time to time, there is no bitumen.… Read the rest “Tumut”

  • History and Food

    History and Food

    You know you’re having a good time when you ask a friend what the time is, and at first neither of you is really sure. You’ve been together since 11 o’clock, and you’re both surprised to discover it’s 5 o’clock. You’ve been enjoying each others company so much, you’ve simple lost track of time.… Read the rest “History and Food”

  • My Preferences

    My Preferences

    “Have you been here for long?”, I asked the waiter at “The Loft” earlier tonight. “Four years for the current owner, but about thirty years overall”, he replied. I wondered to myself if maybe I’d been there before, but had completely forgotten. Or maybe it was called something else. Either way, it was a genuine and pleasant surprise to discover such a terrific place in my hometown.… Read the rest “My Preferences”

  • Catching Up (On Sleep)

    Catching Up (On Sleep)

    I spent a fair bit of this weekend napping. It’s not like I’ve been working excessively long hours, or going out “clubbing” (heaven forbid), I’ve just been feeling a bit tired this weekend. By nature, I’m an introvert, and that usually means socialising really tires me out.

    Despite having gone into a career which involves a lot of public speaking, meetings and, generally chatting to people, my natural instinct is for solitary pursuits.… Read the rest “Catching Up (On Sleep)”

  • Binge Drinking

    Binge Drinking

    “Has Mikkelsen ever been so good?” was the headline in the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet this week. Mads Mikkelsen (who is also featured in the film currently screening, “Chaos Walking) is the main actor in the film, “Another Round”.

    In Danish, the film was called “Druk”, which means binge-drinking. Partially funded by the Swedish Film Institute, I was surprised to see the film premiered only this week in Sweden, the same week it premiered in Australia.… Read the rest “Binge Drinking”

  • Hamilton + Durian

    Hamilton + Durian

    I’ve only ever eaten durian in one of those sweet pancakes you will often find in an Asian bakery. I can vaguely remember the first time I tried it, thinking it was going to be one of those foods which smelled terrible, but tasted wonderful. My conclusion? It smelled terrible, and tasted pretty average.… Read the rest “Hamilton + Durian”

  • Food, Glorious Food

    Food, Glorious Food

    There’s always something “scarey” about trying a new cuisine. Even though I’m fairly adventurous, by nature, when it comes to food, there’s still some apprehension. Apprehension that you’ll order the “wrong thing”, or that you’ll make a cultural faux pas. That’s why I’ve been walking past a fairly new nearby restaurant in Surry Hills, never stopping in to order.… Read the rest “Food, Glorious Food”