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"American" foods according to David Jones

"American" foods according to David Jones

Wandering through David Jones’ Sydney Food Hall the other week (a must if you are ever in Sydney), I was intrigued to find a little cluster of goods at the end of an aisle. Whilst it was not marked as such, I am pretty sure this is their idea of American “specialty ingredients”. Check them […]

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Uncorked (Sydney, Australia)

Uncorked (Sydney, Australia)

Last weekend my mum and dad treated me to dinner at Uncorked, the restaurant upstairs at the Union Hotel in North Sydney (thanks!). A serene, white room above the crazed rugby mob in the lounge downstairs, Uncorked has a short but classy menu (click to enlarge images). Mains: Sides: and desserts: (can you see where […]

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Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas – a childhood institution

Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas – a childhood institution

Three of my absolute favourite treats from my childhood involve chocolate. Wait – are you getting the idea that I spent my formative years eating chocolate? I guess I did! (thanks mum!) These treats are not sophisticated at all but evoke fond memories… Behold Caramello Koala (formerly Caramello Bear), Strawberry Freddo (love that he has […]

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Madame Brussels (Melbourne, Australia)

Madame Brussels (Melbourne, Australia)

A search for a pre-dinner cocktail brought us here: My friend Ann had described this as a quirky little bar on a rooftop with fake lawn. What could be better on a chilly Melbourne night? And promptly headed out to the terrace where we ordered this: Camp Are We (say it fast) punch. But too […]

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Shameless!

Shameless!

Ok so when we were out and about in Sydney the other day, this sign caught my eye (as those of you who know me would imagine it might…) So I am there reading the sign in my jetlagged state wondering what on earth Obama has to do with this “salted coffee” craze. Well, nothing, […]

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