The Botanist bar and restaurant in Sydney’s harborside Kirribilli pays homage to an old world travelling botanist, who eventually ran a small bookshop in the building. It’s friendly urban cool. With lots of plants.
Taste of Cape Town is a foodie and wine fest where cupcakes and macarons are as tempting as the hearty meat dishes. South Africa is more than the Big Five.
New York celebrity chef Franco Lania believes “food is the passport that brings people together, especially those from different cultures”. I catch up to him, briefly, for an interview with this ultra-busy man.
Come into the kitchen at a busy Greek bakery in Sydney and take a look at traditional Greek Easter sweets – a once-a-year mega sugar rush with flakey filo, nuts, cinnamon, custard, syrup and fragrant lemony bread. Totally irresistible.
I discovered crostata, an Umbrian classic, on Letizia Mattiacci’s website. Here’s a variation using fresh raspberries and strawberry conserve. Crostata rocks!
This blessed region of southern New Zealand has it all. In autumn it’s golden and crunchy with a soft heart. Love.
Here is my beer battered Greek cod fish recipe with smoky eggplant salad. Delicious cod fish is used during Greek Lent and to celebrate Greek Independence Day which is March 25.
Zesty South American food and coffee is the flavour of the month in Sydney. Belaroma Coffee Roasting Company at Manly Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches is one of those go-to places.
In the book My Greek Island Home, Australian Claire Lloyd explores her place in Greek rural life with all its complexities, myriad ancient and modern flavours on the Aegean island of Lesvos.
Taste. Gossip. Shop. Orange Grove markets have been serving it up to Sydneysiders for 14 years. Organic, yummy fun for Saturday mornings.