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Eveleigh Market with Daniele Delpeuch

Daniele Delpeuch, in Sydney this week promoting her real-life film Haute Cuisine. She joined us early Saturday morning to Eveleigh Market.  Last in Australia 23 years ago, she marvelled at the new foodstuffs, duck, organic vegetables and especially  sheep and goat milk cheeses. But her first comment: “You have coffee at the market? How unique!” […]

Caffe Sicilia

Caffe Sicilia firmly sets itself as Sydney’s top Italian eatery after scoring Michelin 3-star chef Heinz Beck for a one week guest chef stint.   Italy’s highest accoladed food ambassador, Beck considers himself a European chef first and nutritionist foremost, but Asian flavours like wafer-crisp tempura and white shiro shoyu were evident in his 9-course […]

Iron Chef Yum Cha/Dim Sum

Whether you call it yum cha, dim sum or even dim sim, this Cantonese morning and luncheon meal of  tiny dumplings and treats liked braised chicken feet and carrot cake has become a world-wide institution.  Typically served in small baskets from a steaming trolley wheeled through the dining room, diners seek their favourites.  At the […]

A great night & Pepe Saya featuring Merna Taouk & Puds

Part of Sydney’s annual Crave festival, a 9-course dessert degustation showcasing favourite recipes of Sydney’s leading chefs and writers, all arranged, assembled and compiled by pastry chef Merna Taouk. We were honoured to supply one of the selected desserts on the evening: rice pudding with Benedictine, from my first cookbook “Desserts with Spirit!”, published some […]