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Penfolds Wine Clinic

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I recently had the privilege to attend a Penfolds’ Wine Clinic. A wine clinic!?! Yes, Penfolds offers this service for its best bottles. And my baby Grange deserved nothing less than a health check for its quarter of a century. … Continue reading

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Harris Farm Markets

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I am a huge fan of Harris Farm Markets, they’ve just got it right! It really irritates me when people think shopping at Harris Farm is posh. A lot of people have a misconception that the big supermarkets provide better … Continue reading

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Becasse Creative at Quarter Twenty-One Cookery School

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I was lucky (and quick) enough to secure a spot for the first Bécasse Creative class at the Quarter-Twenty-One Cookery School. It sure wasn’t cheap ($250pp) but it was definitely worth it! Why? 1.  There were only 12 participants. This … Continue reading

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Taste of Sydney

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Taste of Sydney 2012 has come and gone, but here is a year’s notice…diarise for March next year! It is a wonderful way to discover some of Sydney’s best restaurants, as well as wines and other produce from both Australia … Continue reading

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On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

My mum, and grandma before that, have always been cooking pasta in salted water, but why? None could give me an answer other than “that’s what my mum used to do”. Have you ever wondered? If you do ask yourself … Continue reading

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Adora Chocolates

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I love Adora chocolates! I can’t help myself… I’ve just got to drop by when near the city store. They have a great selection of refined and flavoursome chocolates. Picking favourites is an arduous task, but my top 3 would … Continue reading

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Carême Frozen Pastry

It is hard to explain how good Carême frozen pastries are so I recommend you give it a go. All kinds – the puff, the vanilla bean shortcrust, the sour cream shortcrust and the chocolate pastries – are unbeatable in … Continue reading

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