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‘intel’ 22.09.2021

By September 22, 2021October 22nd, 2021No Comments

National food news & reviews

  • Bar Margaux is named Bar of the Year at the Australian Bar Awards. Cocktails & Bars

  • Sydney gets ready for a summer of al fresco dining. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Three South Australian vineyards make the top 50 in the World’s Best Vineyards list. The Australian

  • On the eve of the release of her 19th (and possibly her last) cookbook, Stephanie Alexander shares some lessons for life and the kitchen. Good Food

  • Neil Perry is bringing Baker Bleu to Sydney. delicious.

  • Luke Mangan signs with Kimpton Hotels. 9Honey

  • Restaurants prepare to feel the wrath of anti-vaxxers. Good Food

  • Women raise their voice in a male-dominated wine industry. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Scott Pickett and Poh Ling Yeow will front Nine’s new cooking show, Snackmasters, alongside ex-Gogglebox personality Yvie Jones. Mediaweek

  • Melbourne ups its pizza game. Good Food

  • Australians have saved $200 billion throughout the Covid lockdowns, but most of it will be spent off-shore. The Australian Financial Review

  • NSW is counting down the days until we can dine out again, but will there be enough hospitality staff to reopen? Time Out

  • Aussie strawberry farmers need our help. SBS

  • Meet the millionaires behind your local pub. The Daily Telegraph

  • Kittawa Lodge makes it into Australian Traveller‘s top 100 unique stays

  • Terry Durack reviews WFH office lunches. Good Food

  • Australia’s new wave of Korean dining. Gourmet Traveller

  • Can’t travel? Let a cocktail transport you instead. The Shout

International news

  • Food prices are rising, with staple commodities up by 33 per cent since last year. Fortune

  • Ruth Rogers launches River Cafe Table 4, a podcast where she interviews famous regulars about what food means to them. The New York Times

  • Rick Steves, the man who inspired Americans to travel beyond Orlando, talks travel post-Covid. The New Yorker

  • Venice floats a giant violin down the Grand Canal, to celebrate the city’s arts and crafts and to show the world it is open. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • The USA will ease foreign travel restrictions from November, for travellers who are fully vaccinated and return a negative Covid test. Traveller

What we’re eating/drinking:
The last of Ester’s takeaway
Rotisserie Murray cod from Charcoal Fish
Boydell’s Sparkling Verdelho
Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s spinach and feta gozleme
Michael Ryan’s new amaro collection, Beechworth Bitters Co
Many sandwiches from Frank’s Deli (with a side of Basque cheesecake)
Sean‘s chilli linguine
The Apollo via Providoor
Margaret burgers
Burnt honey strawberries to support farmers who can’t sell their produce to cafes and restaurants

What we’re reading/doing:
The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald
Heading back to the classics with Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

What we’re watching/listening to:
Season 2 of The Morning Show
Come From Away, an uplifting musical tale of hope amidst the chaos of 9/11
Impeachment: American True Crime Story
Season 3 of Sex Education
I May Destroy You (which deservedly just took out an Emmy)
Nine Perfect Strangers

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