I just discovered the contact form has been broken for about two weeks – the only thing to break in my WordPress 3 (site software) upgrade. A fix is in place, so people can now contact me again successfully! Apologies to anyone who has tried and been frustrated. If you know someone who says they've tried to contact me and not heard back, please tell them to drop me a line again.
There's a pâtissier in Sydney who has been attracting some attention for his Pierre-Hermé-esque creations. There's a chocolate-brand concept store which (I believe) introduced Sydney to macarons. There are serious pretzels to be...Read more Sat 16 Aug, 2008
At last I can present the second of two macaron review articles. It's time we visited the home of the macaron de Paris, alas frequently called 'French macaroons'. The macarons de Paris de Paris are plentiful and pricey, and not always superdooper (but...Read more Sun 29 Jun, 2008
Book prices have received a lot of attention in the media in recent weeks as the Productivity Commission returned its recommendations on parallel importation rules, alleged to cause high book prices in Australia. Regardless of your feelings about the issue,...Read more Fri 24 Jul, 2009
Imagine surviving thirteen nights of durian pong, collecting valuable fruit identification info from a durian seller, and then discovering you failed to write it all down for one's readers' pleasure! I bring you tales of stinkiness...Read more Thu 04 Mar, 2010
For lovers of food knowledge, the Larousse Gastronomique is an indispensable book... and I recently slaved over a feature for The Gastronomer's Bookshelf about the new edition and the history of the various versions. Meanwhile, co-editor Mark has prepared a...Read more Fri 13 Nov, 2009