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Intel 18.08.21

By August 18, 2021September 2nd, 2021No Comments

National food news & reviews

  • Industry leaders and top chefs urge Australia to #PutAJabOnTheMenu. The Daily Telegraph
  • Aria has a new executive chef, Thomas Gorringe. Good Food
  • delicious. reveals the winners of its 2021 Produce Awards, with judge Peter Gilmore receiving a special gong for his contribution to Australian food
  • Life in Sydney’s ‘areas of concern’. Broadsheet
  • Terry Durack puts more Sydney takeaway to the test. Good Food
  • Pandemic price rises are here to stay. The Australian Financial Review
  • The top takeaway trends getting us through lockdown. delicious.
  • The impact of lockdown on small producers. Good Food
  • No jab, no dine might be a reality for NSW to reopen. Time Out And Luke Mangan says vaccine passports are the way to go. The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Ben Shewry crunches the numbers on just how much lasagne he’s made throughout the pandemic. Broadsheet
  • Jock Zonfrillo’s publisher hits back after Good Weekend profile
  • Boydell’s is delivering the best of its food and wine to Newcastle residents’ doors. HunterHunter
  • Aaron Crinis gets the checkbook out again. Good Food
  • Providoor (Sydney & Melbourne) teams up with Three Blue Ducks for a virtual cooking class with Andy Allen
  • Small businesses are now eligible for financial support in NSW. Concrete Playground
  • Perth takes its continental rolls very seriously. Gourmet Traveller
  • Leonardo’s Pizza Palace in Carlton closes due to a fire. The Urban List

International news

  • How you can support people in Afghanistan. Time
  • Brett Graham will reopen The Ledbury, but it will be different to before. Eater
  • The UK’s best 100 restaurants announced by Bloomberg
  • Jay Rayner gives The Polo Lounge at the Dorchester Hotel a rather unfavourable review. The Guardian
  • High on the Hog is renewed for a second season. The New York Times
  • Deep pit: California’s lost barbecue style. Eater
  • 57 vegetarian and 24 vegan restaurants were awarded Michelin stars this year. RUSSH
  • One of London’s most creative restaurateurs is bringing joy and houseplants to Marylebone. Eater


What we’re eating/drinking:

Sausage rolls (home-made thanks to Jill Dupleix‘s roundup of the best recipes)
Kylie Kwong’s prawn wontons (from the soon-to-be published Two Good cookbook)
Phoebe Wood’s massaman tofu curry
Sean’s seafood stew and malt rolls
Belinda Jeffery‘s braised star anise chicken
Carrot cake inspired by Recipe Tin Eats
Various iterations of Shannon Martinez‘s congee from Vegan with Bite
Spice Temple thanks to Providoor
Gala Estate 2017 Late Harvest Riesling (East Tassie winery)
Boydell’s Reserve Shiraz Pinot Noir
Sixpenny‘s blackberry manhattans
Howard Park’s Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon

What we’re reading/doing:

Imagining we’re enjoying a long lunch at Chiswick
The Fran Lebowitz Reader by Fran Lebowitz
Buying local in support of Aussie Artisan Week
Jude Blereau’s Wholefood Baking. Must bake to survive lockdown, but trying to make it healthier
The White Album by Joan Didion
Making our way through Lucy Tweed‘s cookbook, Every Night of the Week
Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior

What we’re watching/listening to:

Bingeing Ted Lasso – this show alone might get us all through lockdown
Baby et Lulu‘s crowdfunded Albumn Trois (if you can’t go to Paris, sing French songs)


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