One of my closest friends had a dream of opening a delicatessen. When she lived in London, she saw how local foodie places were central to communities. Cool little delis where you could pick up nice food and have good coffee. Continue reading “Urban Providore – changing the way we eat”
There’s a new architectural wonder in South Australia, and on a fleeting day visit to Adelaide I had to stop to visit it. But it wasn’t what I expected. Continue reading “The Cube at D’Arenberg”
Ah, the wines of North East Victoria. King Valley. Rutherglen. Secret valleys and wine areas that you probably have heard about but don’t quite know where they are, but whose distinctive wine styles have had a profound impact on how we enjoy wines in Australia.
“I’m going to Hoskinstown this weekend,” I said to a friend the other day. She looked at me, nodding knowingly. Or seemed to. “Oh, you’re going to the Coast?” she said. “Ah, no,” I said. “Oh, down near Sydney?” she tried again. “Or Melbourne?” Continue reading “Hoskinstown Bush Bash”
JJ Chen, owner and entrepreneur at Sanya Bar, has launched a campaign to bring Hollywood martial arts star Jackie Chan to Canberra. Or should I say, back to Canberra. Continue reading “成龙，你在哪里？ Jackie Chan, wherefore art thou?”
I was excited back in 1999 when I found out that I had a public service job in Canberra. ‘Poor you, Canberra’s so boring!’, friends and random strangers in Brisbane would say. Continue reading “Canberra Secrets – 3rd Edition”