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Sydney chefs back global "ethical" rating for restaurants

Kylie Kwong at her restaurant Billy Kwongs. Friday 3rd May 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SHD 130503. IMAGING PLEASE SPOT DIGI DUST

Award-winning chef Kylie Kwong has joined other ''hatted'' Sydney restaurateurs in backing the first international ratings system that ranks eateries based on their environmental, ethical and social...

Food News | Inga Ting | Sun May 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Australian wines from elBulli taste auction success

Spanish chef Ferran Adria gives a press conference at Madrid Fusion, the annual international culinary conference focussing on the cutting-edge in haute cuisine gastronomic fair, on January 26, 2010 in Madrid. El Bulli, the Spanish restaurant repeatedly crowned the world's best, will temporarily close in 2012 and 2013 while its famed chef Ferran Adria takes a

Seventy-one bottles of Australian wine from the now-closed Spanish restaurant elBulli have fetched just under $17,000 at auction.

Food News | Inga Ting | Fri Apr 26 16:58:00 EST 2013

First woman duxes sommelier exams


She's only been in the business for about 14 months but sommelier Julia Sewell has already outperformed many of her peers, becoming the first woman to dux the Australian Court of Master Sommeliers...

Food News | Inga Ting | Mon Apr 22 14:08:00 EST 2013

Hold the red, pass the white - meat, that is


New cuisines, fair trade issues, prices – many factors are driving the shift in Australians' meat-eating choices.

Food News | Inga Ting | Mon Apr 15 20:18:30 EST 2013

Women in wine at record numbers but it's not time to pop corks yet

2011 wine judging at the showground in Homebush. Picture shows wine judge Corrina Wright from McClaren valley in South Australia. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 8th Feb 2011.

It's a $4.3 billion industry employing around 52,000 people, and on any given day 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed worldwide, according to Wine Australia.

Drink | Inga Ting | Sat Apr 13 16:22:00 EST 2013

Australian cookbook wins People’s Choice Award

Sardinian cookbook

The only Australian cookbook to make this year’s list of finalists has won the People’s Choice Award at the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards in San Francisco this...

Food News | Inga Ting | Thu Apr 11 15:24:37 EST 2013

Community cuisine specialising in compassion

Devonshire Tea Cafe, Surry Hills. Devonshire Tea - A pair of fresh scones, jam and whipped cream served with a pot of tea and the Flourless Orange and almond cake. Photo by Brianne Makin

It sits shoulder to shoulder with some of Sydney's trendiest cafes and fine dining restaurants, but once a month on market day it's the Devonshire tea at the humble neighbourhood centre that draws...

Food News,Eat Out | Inga Ting | Wed Apr 03 09:32:40 EST 2013

'Cheap plonk' is suddenly coming up roses

glass of champagne

Rosé wine is food-friendly, perfect for a warm day and more popular in summer than its white wine counterparts in France. So why is this wine so maligned in Australia?

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Mar 08 16:34:40 EST 2013

Cold comfort: Frozen yoghurt's not-so-healthy halo

The frozen yoghurt craze is tipped to get crazier in Sydney with at least a dozen more stores expected to open this year.

Food News | Inga Ting | Wed Mar 06 16:01:00 EST 2013

IKEA takes the cake in new food scare

BRW 31st October 2011 Photo by Louise Kennerley  new Ikea store in Tempe opening November 2nd generic shots of products and building story by georgina dent job #38857205

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has withdrawn its almond and butterscotch cake from its in-store restaurants in 23 countries, including Australia, after samples were found to contain a kind of bacteria...

Food News | Inga Ting | Wed Mar 06 12:18:30 EST 2013

Sydney chefs shine on Asia's best restaurants list

Portrait of famous chef taken on the 14th of january by Jacky Ghossein SPECIAL 120525

The restaurants of two Sydney chefs – David Thompson and Tetsuya Wakuda - have been named in the inaugural S. Pellegrino list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue Feb 26 17:12:50 EST 2013

Scorpion with a side of bee larvae: insects go from pests to protein source

Roasted Scorpion and deep fried silken tofu.

Insects are on the menu and here to stay in two Sydney restaurants.

Food News | Inga Ting | Fri Feb 22 12:28:20 EST 2013

Renovation plans for Chat Thai

Khao Soi ($12.00) from Chat Thai, Haymarket. GOOD LIVING photo by Marco Del Grande on February 22, 2012

Haymarket's popular Chat Thai restaurant will close later this year for a renovation.

Food News | Inga Ting | Thu Feb 21 14:17:40 EST 2013

NSW's sparkling secret


At just 30 years of age the vineyards in Tumbarumba in southern NSW are babies compared to rival vineyards in Tasmania and Champagne.

Drink | Inga Ting | Wed Feb 20 13:11:50 EST 2013

From BYO to Grow Your Own at TEDxSydney

Justine Williams and her two children, Jada, 7, and Asher,5, in their garden.

Help celebrate the urban food revolution at the TEDxSydney event in May.

Food News | Inga Ting | Tue Feb 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hunter Valley passion parade

Michael De luliis Winemaker

Winemakers are lining up to expose the Hunter to a new generation, writes Inga Ting.

Drink | Inga Ting | Wed Feb 13 16:46:37 EST 2013

State's growers barrel into traditional riesling territory

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CAN NSW winemakers take the crown for producing the best riesling in Australia?

Drink | Inga Ting | Tue Feb 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

When it comes to the crunch, celebrations start with a banquet

Kylie Kwong is serving crickets for Chinese new year banquet.Stir-fry crickets with blackbean sauce and chilli.8th of feb 2013.

Beautiful, crunchy, ''seafoody'' and perfect for stir-fry. This is how acclaimed chef Kylie Kwong describes the crickets she'll be cooking at her restaurant Billy Kwong's annual Australian-Chinese...

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Sun Feb 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Excess, abundance and tradition meet on Chinese new year


Food and superstition are two of the strongest forces in Chinese culture and few meals are as deeply symbolic as the Chinese New Year banquet.

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Tue Feb 05 15:42:00 EST 2013

Banh mi mania rolls from the suburbs to the city

Banh mi from Vinata.

If ever there was a sandwich to launch a thousand ships, banh mi thit, or more simply, banh mi (also known as Vietnamese pork roll) would be it.

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Fri Feb 01 11:00:30 EST 2013