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Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Oh, how I wish I could make it to every luxurious food, wine, and spirits event there is. Flying to and fro – Europe, Asia, Australia – eating, traveling, writing. It took Bourdain a few years to finally get to that point, and it’ll take me a few years to get to that point, too, […]

February 15, 2012 | By
Tavern On The Green for Your Greens; Gourmet Traveller Picks Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants

Tavern On The Green for Your Greens; Gourmet Traveller Picks Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants

You know that I’ve been keeping tabs on the ongoing development of the famed Tavern on the Green over the past few years, first as it went through a change of hands and then ultimately as it fell to bankruptcy. After all, the restaurant, after nearly a decade in business, had become a staple in […]

August 24, 2011 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

The latest issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller features a review on chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Australian location, which is surprisingly two restaurant concepts in one spot. With a development price tag of nearly $300 million, Ramsay’s maze and maze grill opened in Melbourne in mid-April to mixed reviews. According to the GT article, maze, the […]

June 10, 2010 | By
David Chang on Letterman; Gordon Ramsay Opens Maze in Melbourne

David Chang on Letterman; Gordon Ramsay Opens Maze in Melbourne

A hat tip to Eater for snagging the video of chef David Chang’s visit to the Late Show with David Letterman last night. The chef talks about his foray into the food world, noting that his father, already in the business, wasn’t too thrilled when Chang announced his culinary career plans. “It’s weird because he […]

April 21, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

When I started this Friday Five, I was thinking I’d just jot down a few of the restaurants I’m still needing to visit. As I started compiling my wishlist, however, it grew until it became more of a collection of culinary treks I’d like to make – and all the restaurants I want to hit […]

January 29, 2010 | By
In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

I was a bit surprised when Las Vegas sommelier William Sherer mentioned how difficult it is to get Australian and New Zealand wines on his wine list. In the dining room of a bonafide white tablecloth restaurant serving decadent foie gras and champagne, you’d think most wine and spirits distributors would be clamoring to have […]

November 5, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Talks Tables, Vegas Restaurants Struggle, Bottled Water Ban in Australia

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Talks Tables, Vegas Restaurants Struggle, Bottled Water Ban in Australia

Ever curious why the waiter seats you by the bathroom in an empty dining room? Revered restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni posted a bit yesterday on the mystery of receiving a bad table in a nearly deserted restaurant. While the inquiring customer seemed baffled by the mis-seating, Bruni notes that it’s rather common, with most restaurants […]

July 15, 2009 | By
Oh Gordon! Ramsay Insults Aussie TV Host, Offends Prime Minister

Oh Gordon! Ramsay Insults Aussie TV Host, Offends Prime Minister

Loud-mouthed celeb chef Gordon Ramsay has done it again. At a recent appearance at the Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne, Australia, Ramsay referred to local news reporter Tracy Grimshaw as a ‘pig woman’ while insinuating she was a lesbian. Grimshaw retaliated against the chef’s remarks, noting: “He then got on stage on Saturday […]

June 10, 2009 | By
More Ethics Questions for Food and Wine Reviewers, Writers

More Ethics Questions for Food and Wine Reviewers, Writers

As I noted a few weeks back over at Accidental Hedonist, the discussion of ethics continues amongst food bloggers, food reviewers, and food writers everywhere. Yesterday’s Washington Post featured an article on ethics regarding well-known wine critic, Robert M. Parker Jr. Parker, a leader in wine reviewing, has come under fire over activities by one […]

May 27, 2009 | By
Australia's Vogue Recognizes Sustainable Food Producers

Australia's Vogue Recognizes Sustainable Food Producers

Posted by Jennifer Heigl While the United States continues to build it’s green and sustainable following, Australia’s Vogue Entertaining + Travel recently handed out their annual Produce Awards, recognizing sustainable farms and food producers within the country down under, in categories including ‘from the paddock’, ‘from the dairy’, ‘from the earth’ and ‘from the sea’. […]

May 12, 2009 | By
Weekly Newsbits: 2009 SOBE Wine & Food Festival; Fairmont Goes Green; Save Our Vegemite!

Weekly Newsbits: 2009 SOBE Wine & Food Festival; Fairmont Goes Green; Save Our Vegemite!

The 2009 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is nearly here! Hosted by the Food Network, the Miami-area festival swings into town next week, February 19-22, and includes such events as a Kidz Kitchen and the fabulous Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ, hosted by chef Tom Colicchio. The King and Queen of Spain will also be […]

February 11, 2009 | By
A Memorable Thanksgiving

A Memorable Thanksgiving

Here we are, basking in the turkey (or Tofurky) afterglow. This year, I took a moment to reminisce about my favorite Thanksgivings past. From Iowa family gatherings to local turkey shoots, I was pleased to have a number of good memories come to mind. My favorite Thanksgiving ever? When I was studying abroad in the […]

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