Food/Wine Books

Happy Hour a real page turner

BY JADE MORELLINI Edition Bookbar is not your typical bar. It is a booklover’s dream, with hundreds of highly acclaimed novels available to read and purchase from all over the globe. This unique mix of a bookshop in a bar allows customers to read, eat and drink, choosing from a large selection of fiction and […]

Food News – Xmas Books

Yes, beer matching is a thing. Beer Bites [RRP $45] by Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker is pitched at the home beer enthusiast, with plenty of beer consumption tips. Trust me when I say: you won’t ask for a pub-chilled schooner glass after reading this book.

Food News – Where The Locals Go

On Tuesday 20 October, the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce held their third Seafood Spectacular to launch Where the Locals Go—a guide promoting the best of the Pyrmont Ultimo precinct.

Food News – Japanese Food Culture

As Sydneysiders get more familiar with Japanese ways of eating, with izakayas springing up all over town, it’s natural we’d want to start cooking these simpler Japanese drinking snacks at home. Enter Hideo Dekura, all-round expert in Japanese food.

Food News – Gran’s Table

Mother’s Day can be about painful memories for those of us who don’t relate well to our biological families. Despite this, Love & Food at Gran’s Table [RRP$49.95] may still hold some value.

Food News – Craft Spirit World

Craft spirits long predate hipsters, Emily Miles, is quick to point out in Craft Spirit World [RRP $39.95]; though our friends boasting “skinny jeans, statement tattoos, and a luxuriant beard” are certainly responsible for their recent resurgence in popularity.

Food News – Smoked

Obsessed with smoke, I picked up a copy of Smoked [RRP $35] by Jeremy Schmid. Being an urban dweller without the backyard space for a proper smoker, I was reassured to find out I could get started with as little as some wood chips (the variety matters), a tray, a baking rack, some tin foil and a heat source.

Food News – Taste of Australia

When a cookbook from one of Australia’s favourite food personalities, Lyndey Milan, landed on my doorstep, I was excited. Lyndey has rolled up her sleeves, donned her gumboots and set out to explore Australia.

Food News – Beer

After tasting four of The Australian Brewery’s canned beers at home - and liking Extra Hoppy Ale the best for its peppery, citrus notes - I popped into the Rouse Hill brewery for an on-tap tasting paddle.

Food News – Paddington Organic Market

On Saturday 31st May, Paddington Markets is doing a one-off organic food market. Not only will you find certified organic producers, farmers and growers, they’re also dangling a celebrity chef.