Category Best Jobs Competition

On disappointment and my ‘come to Jesus’ with gratitude.

Picture this: It is June 24th, three days after it was announced to me and a room full of people, that my dream food job in WA wouldn’t be realized. The ocean of tears have dried up as I write this 30,000 feet over the Pacific, and their parting gift was a nasty head cold. […]

A Peek at Perth: the Local Bar and Cafe Scene

Renowned for its sunny beaches that last for days, large and lush public parks, and a booming economy, Perth is regarded as one of Australia’s most livable cities. And what I realize now, is that it’s also an undiscovered top food and wine destination.

Wine: Finding a sense of place in WA

I wanted a good idea of what a chardonnay from the Margaret River would be like, and I think that the Vasse was spot on. This was beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, with a finish so long and pleasant, it practically stayed the night.

Stress Eat of The Week: Great Aunty Three

I’ve been having a blast vying for this job of a lifetime in Western Australia. I want this bad, so, needless to say, I’ve been a bit of a stress-ball lately. And what do we do in times of stress, ladies and gentlemen? …Eat our feelings, of course! There. All better… On Wednesday, the day […]

A Lucky Girl in a Lucky Country

I found out on Wednesday that I made a short list of 25 people to be considered for the position of Taste Master. Now, you might be asking yourself, “Wow! This sounds fantastic!…But what in the heck is a taste master?!”. Here, let me explain. In what has been a wildly¬†successful¬†tourism campaign generating millions of […]

Din Tai Fung: Sydney

I usually approach chain restaurants with a healthy dose of skepticism, they just don’t have the same heart and soul as an independent place run by the hard working mom and pop’s of the world. Now enter Din Tai Fung: the venerable dumpling institution with locations all over the globe. Based in Taiwan, this Michelin […]