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Marrickville Food Tour: Open Marrickville and Community Kouzina

Fifteen kitchens in Marrickville. Fifteen kitchens in Kos, a small island in Greece. Eleni Christou came up with the idea of Community Kouzina Project, a means of insight into what, how and why different people cook the way they do.Show More Summary

Eat Fuh, Marrickville

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Eat Fuh is the gargantuan stock pot. We're talking over a metre high; tall enough so a six-year-old child could stand inside it and you could still fit the lid on. The other glaring thing you can't miss are the crowds. Show More Summary

The real risks of drug driving and drunk driving

With the NSW police tripling their drug-driving tests, especially targeting cannabis, it's worth noting the actual risks involved.In summary, cannabis increases the risk of a fatal accident: 1.8xOpioids: 3xStimulants including meth:Show More Summary

Thy Vietnamese Eatery, Bankstown

Banh xeo bigger than your face. It's hard not to feel your heart flutter when the giant-sized Vietnamese pancake descends on your table at Thy Vietnamese Eatery. They pump these out all day and night, churned out by a small team of wizened women. Show More Summary

Shancheng Hotpot King and Sydney's Top 50 Cheap Eats 2017

It's hotpot season. Cold nights call for simmering vats of hot soup and a cook-your-own smorgasbord with friends. Hot pot. Steamboat. Either name will do. It's social. It's casual. It's all about fighting over the last fish ball. There's...Show More Summary

Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year 2016 Final Cook Off

Few of us ever get to really see behind-the-scenes in the kitchen. The ding of the bell is usually all we hear before front-of-house staff ferry your plate from the pass to the place setting in front of you. Rarely do you get to seeShow More Summary

Restaurant Orana, Adelaide

Green ants. Moreton Bay fig shoots. Wild Australian raspberries. Twenty courses. Nope, this isn't Noma but a cosy 31-seater in Adelaide. Restaurant Orana is doing what so few other Australia restaurants prioritise: celebrating localShow More Summary

Yang Guo Fu Malatang, Dixon House Food Court, Haymarket

Hello winter. Sydney seemed to go from a stretched-out summer to bone-chilling winter in an instant. The cure? Hot pot. Specifically malatang. Don't know what this is? It's a street food-style hot pot that originated in Sichuan but has become increasingly popular in Beijing. Show More Summary

Gelato Messina HQ, Rosebery

Messina without a queue? Messina gelato cakes at the drop of a hat? You can get both at one of Gelato Messina's lesser known outlets in Rosebery. The Rosebery store is Gelato Messina HQ, home to a bright and shiny kitchen classroom for gelato-making workshops and gelato appreciation classes. Show More Summary

PAZAR Food Collective, Canterbury

If he had it his way, Attila Yilmaz would be back in the police force tomorrow. After twelve years as a police officer, Yilmaz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, retiring as a leading senior constable in 2011. Five years later, he still struggles to sleep. Show More Summary

BBQ Pitmaster Rodney Scott at Harpoon Harry, Surry Hills

If there's one man that knows barbecue, it's Rodney Scott. The barbecue pit master of Scott's BBQ in Hemingway, South Carolina, barbecued his first whole hog at eleven years of age. When Anthony Bourdain visited Scott's BBQ for Parts...Show More Summary

Bar Machiavelli, Rushcutters Bay

If you like pasta, you'll love Bar Machiavelli. The menu is all about pasta with a fork-twirling bonanza of at least nine different pastas on the menu, all made in-house. Spaghetti? Pappardelle? Gnocchetti? Tagliatelle? It's all here,...Show More Summary

Restaurant Hubert, Sydney

Restaurant Hubert. Everyone's Instagramming it. Chef Dan Pepperell's follow-up gig to 10 William Street seemed to have gotten the thumbs up from everyone within its first days of opening. Could it really be as good as everyone said it was? We arrive with high expectations, surprised by the very plain entry door on the street. Show More Summary

Kensington Street Social, Chippendale

When Kensington Street Social opened in Sydney in January 2016, it marked the arrival of Chef Jason Atherton's 19th restaurant. It joins an international network of restaurants that includes Pollen Street Social in London, The Clocktower in New York, Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong, Social Commune in Shanghai and Marina Social in Dubai. Show More Summary

Yang & Co, Castlecrag

Chicken skin crackers. It's like an even better version of pork crackling. Chef Lex Wong takes the skin off the chicken bones he uses for stock and transforms it into thin sheets of crunch, pressed flat between cast iron sheet pans and cooked in the oven until crisp. Show More Summary

Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

Bistro Gavroche is the newest addition to Kensington Street's flourishing restaurant district. The construction hoarding downstairs might convince you otherwise but take the stairs to level one and it's like stepping into a old-fashioned French bistro straight out of the movies. Show More Summary

Harpoon Harry, Surry Hills

Never heard of a Johnny cake? You need to. These crisp little pancakes made from cornmeal are so addictive, you'll want a whole plate. This New England classic is one of the best things on the new menu at Harpoon Harry, now headed by Morgan McGlone of Belle's Hot Chicken. Show More Summary

It's still hot in Sydney

Summer is having its last hurrah, but the pool is deserted in the middle of the day...just a few conscientious lappers come and go. It's heavenly.

Into the woods

We walked home through the local park tonight. Football training was underway under the lights. It cast a glow through the avenue of oaks.

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