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THA Spill: What the heck has been goin’ on? Plus my Top Eats of THA moment
August 31, 2014 – 10:21 am | 5 Comments
THA Spill: What the heck has been goin’ on? Plus my Top Eats of THA moment

For real for real, the last few months have been saaaahh bonkers juggling being an ‘authorpreneur’ along with speaking gigs, my day job (that in itself has made me age ten years I swear!), filming, …

Filipino Food: A Sleeping Giant Has Awoken + story published on Broadsheet
November 12, 2013 – 6:23 pm | 39 Comments
Filipino Food: A Sleeping Giant Has Awoken + story published on Broadsheet

Note: this is an extended piece on the story I wrote about Filipino food for Broadsheet that again had me thinking, why is it so underrepresented in the foodie …

A HOT bowl of Arroz Caldo (Chicken Congee) + featured on SBS Food
July 14, 2013 – 10:45 am | 47 Comments
A HOT bowl of Arroz Caldo (Chicken Congee) + featured on SBS Food

Well here we are, smack bayem in the the middle of my favourite season of all time (not) – WINTER! All summer long I had been dreaming of the precious moments when I can defrost …

A CHAT with Toula Ploumidis of Candied Bakery – Brunswick. New York. Spotswood
December 9, 2012 – 10:50 am | 26 Comments
A CHAT with Toula Ploumidis of Candied Bakery – Brunswick. New York. Spotswood

It’s not just the folks in Spotswood rising every morning. Peer through the windows of Hudsons Road’s newest arrival, Candied Bakery, you’ll notice that batches of organic sourdough are also on the rise.
Having lived in …

How I turned into the EATER I am today
October 7, 2012 – 5:35 pm | 61 Comments
How I turned into the EATER I am today

baking my destiny

I was destined to be an EATER. A big one. My life revolves around this activity. I liked food as much as I liked my Voltron toys. I was young as hell, but …

A CHAT with Eleena and Michael Tan from The Reading Room Cafe about their Pop up for Charity
April 8, 2012 – 11:57 am | 28 Comments
A CHAT with Eleena and Michael Tan from The Reading Room Cafe about their Pop up for Charity

Gaaassshh!  “Hey, let’s go down to Footscray for some amazing French Toast at…Vic Uni?!” I thought the day would never come when I’d mutter those precious words. For as long as I can remember, there …

Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show
June 5, 2011 – 11:06 am | 37 Comments
Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show

This week, from June 3 -5, Melbourne opens its mouth for three days of feasting during the Good Food and Wine Show. We are the first of the big five cities to play host with …

Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival
May 30, 2011 – 12:15 pm | 31 Comments
Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival

It was inspiring to hear stories about Noemi’s family and how she started Casa Pepe and by the night’s end, we were like a bunch of old friends pigging out at the dinner table. It …

How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop
April 24, 2011 – 10:20 am | 10 Comments
How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, I attended the workshop – Starting a Cafe or Restaurant presented by Ken Burgin of Profitable Hospitality. During the course of the day, I was asked …

Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 pm | 30 Comments
Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow

A person’s favourite films can say alot about who they are. I was invited along to see Poh Ling Yeow present her Top Flicks to an intimate studio audience – being the only movies she …

An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry
January 6, 2011 – 10:35 am | 23 Comments
An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry

The two C’s – Community and Charity, have played a pivotal role in my life. The first volunteering role I landed was in high school at Nazareth House, feeding and talking with the elderly residents. …