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Intel 28.07.21

By July 28, 2021August 6th, 2021No Comments

National food news & reviews

  • Sydney goes into another four weeks of lockdown. Concrete Playground

  • Kepos Street Kitchen teams up with Crumpets by Merna for one weekend only. The Urban List

  • ‘Haute snacks with a faintly Middle Eastern accent’: John Lethlean reviews NOMAD. The Australian

  • Rick Stein and Curtis Stone front this year’s WA Gourmet Escape. delicious.

  • UberEats faces a driver shortage but restaurants are the ones paying the price. Good Food

  • Josh Niland launches his second cookbook. Broadsheet

  • The novelty of lockdown has worn off, and Sydney restaurants are struggling to stay afloat. Good Food

  • ResDiary launches independently with a zero per cent commission fee. Drinks Trade

  • Neil Perry launches his own at-home dining menu via Providoor. delicious.

  • Melbourne’s hospitality industry struggles to keep momentum. The Australian

  • ‘Thoughtful and technically brilliant’: Gemima Cody reviews Provenance. Good Food

  • NSW restaurants aren’t letting Covid compromise quality. SBS

  • Terry Durack finds good reason to takeaway from Chinatown. Good Food

  • Meal kits to try so you can at least pretend you’ve cooked yourself. Time Out

  • Despite a global pandemic, Australians seem to be drinking more responsibly than ever. The Shout

  • Waverley council reveals The Bondi Pavilion’s new operators. Good Food

  • Gourmet Traveller‘s guide to umami

  • Non-animal ‘dairy milk’ may soon be on the menu. Startup Daily

International news

  • French cuisine finds freedom in the pandemic. BBC

  • Controversy stirs over Michelin-starred hawkers in Singapore. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Andrea Petrini says there’s ‘a lack of ambition’ in kitchens globally and hopes that the second chapter of GELINAZ! will encourage host restaurants to ‘think different’. Food and Wine Gazette

  • Restaurant design in the USA is optimistic, nostalgic and reflecting a need for escape. Eater

  • Going to space brings out the philanthropist in Bezos. Eater

What we’re eating/drinking:

Efendy’s red lentil soup
Margs and mulled wine from North Bondi Nami
Chiswick’s lamb and harissa sausage rolls
Too many baked treats from Marta to count
Salt and pepper mushrooms
Karen Martini’s prawn curry
Three Blue Ducks’ sourdough focaccia
Jacqui Challinor’s bombolone (doughnuts) from NOMAD

What we’re reading:

Ada Boni’s Il Talismano Della Felicità, published in 1929, one of the defining cookbooks on Italian cuisine

What we’re watching/listening to:

The Olympics, on loop. Who knew waterpolo could be so addictive?
High on the hog for the second time, essential viewing


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