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Sydney restaurants: Where we are happy to pay for fine dining

A dish at Guillaume at Bennelong.

Celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi set to open a new fine dining restaurant, as new figures show patrons of premium restaurants are spending more.

Food News | Esther Han and Inga Ting | Wed Jul 30 15:01:59 EST 2014

When restaurants google customers

Last laugh: Restaurateur Darran Smith (pictured here, second from left, in 2009) always researches his guests.

Whether you're a dining dream or nightmare, the internet age means for better or worse, now more than ever, your reputation precedes you.

Food News | Inga Ting | Mon Jun 02 14:29:21 EST 2014

Barber family's culture in cheddar

Giles Barber

No more than a pinprick of bacteria is needed to make 16,000 kilograms of cheese. However, the mother culture at the centre of the world's oldest cheddar cheese recipe is so precious its custodians...

Cook | Inga Ting | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Food poisoning on the rise


The number of Australians struck down by food poisoning has leapt almost 80 per cent in a decade and the number of outbreaks linked to restaurants has more than doubled, according to the latest...

Good Food | Inga Ting | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

How Australia eats: The ultimate pie chart

Why are we fatter than ever and less capable of preparing food for ourselves?

We've never been more preoccupied with what, where and how to eat, so why are we fatter than ever and less capable of preparing food for ourselves? Here are the facts and figures.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hot and hearty: Sydney's top spots for a laksa

Petaling Street.

Quick and cheap, this powerhouse of a noodle soup is comfort food for spice lovers. Here are some of Sydney's best.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Inga Ting | Tue Jul 30 13:26:10 EST 2013

Bennelong chef turns up nose at bistro

One of Sydney's most famous restaurants will close at the end of the year with the chef and owner of Guillaume at Bennelong confirming he would not re-tender for the eatery's Opera House site.

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Wed Jul 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Guillaume Brahimi to leave the Opera House

Chef Guillaume Brahimi.

Guillaume Brahimi will leave the Sydney Opera House at the end of the year, after almost 12 years at the site.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue Jul 02 13:41:26 EST 2013

Nothing goes to waste as chefs butcher in-house

Chef Paul Cooper of Bishop Sessa

Chef Paul Cooper has long believed in the nose-to-tail philosophy of using every part of the animal.

Food News | Inga Ting | Sat Jun 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Winemaker Peter Lehmann dies at 82


Iconic Barossa winemaker Peter Lehmann has died. He was 82.

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 28 15:21:50 EST 2013

The home latte art challenge

A latte lion.

Fancy yourself as an artist or barista, or better still, both? Check out our latte art how-to and start frothing!

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 28 12:06:40 EST 2013

From cronut to zonut, pastry fever comes to Sydney

Adriano Zumbo's latest creations - Cronuts. Photographed by James Brickwood. Friday 14th June 2013. SMH GOOD FOOD 130614

The croissant-doughnut hybrid that has New York in a spin has finally come to Sydney, crafted by none other than celebrity pastry chef, Adriano Zumbo.

Food News | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 14 12:33:50 EST 2013

The new buzz on the street

Home made honey at the Four In Hand Hotel in Paddington.Picture shows bees at the hive on the roof of the Hotel.27th February 2013.Photo: Steven Siewert

Bees are vital to the food industry, and restaurants are doing their bit with their own urban hives.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue Jun 11 14:44:50 EST 2013

A state of suspended caffeination: coffee for the needy hits a hurdle

Coffee prices.

Coffee meets kindness in an Italian tradition making inroads in Sydney.

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 07 13:02:30 EST 2013

Bread waste too much to handle for food charities

Nigel Broadbridge, driver for OzHarvest, sorting just 1 days collection of surplus bread at OzHarvest headquarters in Alexandria. 25th may 2013Photo Dallas Kilponen

Bread wasted each day in Australia ''could fill several landfills'', says food rescuer OzHarvest.

Food News | Inga Ting | Mon Jun 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wine list mark-ups under the spotlight

Huge red and white wine lists at Rockpool Bar & Grill, in Sydney. SMH Good Living. Pix by Quentin Jones. qcj100812.001 SPECIAL 000000

Could wine mark-ups of 250 per cent be in our future as restaurants struggle to stay in profit? Industry consultants say yes but restaurateurs don't agree.

Drink | Inga Ting | Wed May 29 10:35:40 EST 2013

From the rubbish bin to the restaurant table

The Perfect Banana. Pix by Quentin Jones. SMH News. qcj100107.001. SPECIAL 120200

In just two months, The Real Junk Food Project in Melbourne managed to intercept and cook 300 kilograms of food destined for the rubbish bin.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue May 28 17:02:10 EST 2013

Food poisoning on the rise as diets change

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Changing eating habits and food production methods are contributing to higher rates of food poisoning in Australia, writes Inga Ting.

Food News | Inga Ting | Thu May 16 12:46:10 EST 2013

Global 'ethical' rating system divides Aussie chefs

The first international rating system to rank restaurants on their ethics and sustainability has divided Australian chefs, with one restaurateur applauding the “wholistic” approach to sustainability...

Food News | Inga Ting | Thu May 16 12:38:42 EST 2013

TEDxSydney film hooks viewers at First Taste


It was the video that captured those moments we've all encountered.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue May 07 16:29:00 EST 2013