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‘intel’ 06.10.21

By October 6, 2021October 22nd, 2021No Comments

National food news & reviews

  • Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt are taking The Bentley Group to Wolgan Valley. delicious.

  • Efendy in Balmain is relocating after 14 years. Good Food

  • The new Mediterranean restaurant opening in the ex-Panama House site next week. Good Food

  • Melbourne gets a gluten-free pasta deli. Gourmet Traveller

  • Big changes afoot at ABC Radio Sydney as Robbie and Wendy call time. The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Get to know Shell House Dining Room’s new head chef, Aaron Ward. Broadsheet

  • With freedom comes the wrath of anti-vaxxers, and restaurants are prepared. Time Out

  • Amy Chanta’s legacy lives on with Gourmet Traveller‘s Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality Award

  • International travel is back on the cards from November. Traveller

  • Terry Durack puts vegan to the test with Mexican, mezze and fake fish. Good Food

  • Have seltzers had their moment, or will they keep booming? National Liquor News

  • Three (not so exciting) hospitality trends that are here to stay. Hospitality Hub

  • North Bondi Fish is back, along with a few other fresh faces in the dining scene. En Route

  • How to style up a Melbourne picnic. Good Food

  • Mark Best’s boomers guide to garlic. The Guardian

  • Vote for Time Out‘s Bar & Restaurant Revive awards

  • Sydney spots we’ll be hitting for an al fresco summer out of lockdown. Qantas Travel Insider

International news

  • Noma tops The World’s 50 Best once again. Bloomberg Although it’s stirred the pot, so to speak. Eater

  • How much of a buzz can you get from low to no-alcohol booze? The New Yorker

  • Massimo Bottura’s Gucci Osteria opens in Tokyo. Time Out

  • From tasteless to Tuccissimo: Stanley Tucci releases a memoir talking to his life-long passion for food and the illness that brought him even closer to it. The New York Times

  • Brazil is losing coffee plants to climate change, and we’re all about to start paying the price. ABC

  • After months without restaurants, even fine diners can be considered too ‘fine’. Grub Street

What we’re eating/drinking:
Pumpkin and cavolo nero lasagne from Elizabeth Hewson‘s Saturday Night Pasta
Alison Roman’s chicken tarragon pot pie
Alice Water’s chocolate cake from The Art of Simple Food
Helen Goh’s coconut sponge cake with papaya compote and coconut cream
Anneka Manning’s olive and rosemary focaccia
Matthew Evans’s cottage pie with mustard cheese topping
Roberta Muir’s Vietnamese chicken rice soup

What we’re reading/doing:
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
The Silence by Don DeLillo
Hanging out for Good Food Kitchen to air on 9 October
Buying puppies…

What we’re watching/listening to:
Squid Game on Netflix
Brittany vs Spears on Netflix
Pitch Perfect 1, 2 and 3 (therapeutic a cappella to get us through the last of lockdown)

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