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TOP 100 QUEST: 2015 Highlights and The Year Ahead


Given that the Australian Gourmet Traveller 2016 Top 100 list was released last week, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on my Top 100 Quest for 2015.  And what a year it was – a year of travelling and dining that culminated in my story being published in the current (September) edition of the Gourmet Traveller magazine, and an invitation to the Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Awards night where Read more


Live marron, blood lime, native herbs from Firedoor, Surry Hills


Firedoor is the hottest new place in Sydney, and not just because all of their food is cooked over hot wood charcoal or in the flaming furnace.  Firedoor boasts 10 different woods that they use for their cooking, including ironbark, mallee root, pecan, pear, and grapevine.  Different woods are matched to particular ingredients based on their unique properties.  For example, grapevine burns a rich Read more