Ultimately Sydney

It’s Friday evening and I’m sitting in the lounge on the 31stfloor of the InterContinental Sydney gazing out over the spectacular harbour. The Bridge and Luna Park are just to my left, the Opera House directly in front, and North and South Head to my right. I’ve been invited to join an Ultimately Sydney Gourmet … Continue reading

Battle of the Chefs

You’ve seen them battle it out on television (Iron Chef, Top Chef).  Now you can see them battle it out in person at the Battle of the Chefs  in Adelaide  this week. For the first time, The Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) and Tasting Australia are combining forces in search of Australia’s Best Chef. The inaugural … Continue reading

“My cow is better than yours…”

At the Umoja Women’s Village near the entrance to the Samburu National Park, northern Kenya, the women greet us with a ceremonial song. Translated from the Swahili, the words mean, “My cow is better than yours…” It’s also sung at weddings and when boys are circumcised. Status and wealth in Samburu culture is synonymous with … Continue reading

Cheesemaking workshops for the home cook

Four years ago, Susan Meagher was busy developing townhouses and apartments on the mid-north NSW coast around Coffs Harbour. “Then the GFC hit and turned everything pear shape,” she says. Now she’s even busier running six-hour cheesemaking courses at The Cheesmaking Workshop in Northbridge, Sydney, and at various community colleges all over the state. This … Continue reading
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