Category Sydney

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. […]

The Places I Blog: 2042 Cafe

In order to have a productive writing day, it is imperative I get out of the house. Otherwise I run the risk of succumbing to the sweet embrace of my couch (and multi-episodes of Doctor Who). I look for three things when searching for the right cafe to work in: wifi, decent coffee, and friendly […]

A Food Revolution Could Start With a WWOOF

When I was 19 and in the middle of culinary school, I decided I wanted to use my Summer break to¬†connect the dots, so to speak, between those cute animals in the pasture and the steak that appears on my plate. After a bit of research into the world of WWOOF and Help¬†Exchange, I found […]

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 […]

The Urban Food Market

I’m living in Sydneys inner West right now, which is a vibrant network of neighborhoods to the West of the CBD. Before landing in Sydney, I had envisioned a lifestyle where the beach would be directly in my backyard, no big deal. Well, reality can be a cruel master and those beach house rent prices […]

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 […]

The Birds and the Bugs

Before we came to Sydney, I had this recurring, haunting, vision. The professor would go to work, and I would be in the kitchen, finishing up breakfast dishes. Then it would appear, seemingly out of nowhere: The biggest spider that I had ever seen. Armed with a tupperware and a creeping sense of doom, I […]