Good Food - Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Chief Assembly reporter for The Canberra Times.

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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

My weekend with Antonio Carluccio

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Antonio Carluccio might be a star in the world of food television, but he fits in just as well on a scrubby truffle farm near Braidwood. He talks with Kirsten Lawson.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jul 23 00:15:00 EST 2014

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Mulloway, almond butter, onion cups, broad beans and peas.

So how did Godzilla become Monster? Kirsten Lawson ventures to Hotel Hotel to find out.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jul 22 13:55:43 EST 2014

Capitol Bar and Grill

Sicilian-style grilled tuna at Capitol Bar and Grill.

Kirsten Lawson tries to blend in at the glitzy Capitol Bar and Grill at the QT Canberra hotel.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jun 17 09:40:28 EST 2014

The Boat House by the Lake

Nitro walnut mousse dessert.

A special occasion set up with lovely views and some complex high-end food.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue May 20 19:23:41 EST 2014

Iori

Unagi kabayaki: sweet grilled eel.

What we like about Iori is its enthusiasm and pop-Japanese oddball sense of humour.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue May 06 10:42:12 EST 2014

Barfly treats the real deal

A lovely location for a bar, where food is a focus in summer and a bit of an afterthought in other seasons.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mint Bar

Salami, spanish onion, cucumber and mint pizza.

A lovely location for a bar, where food is a focus in summer and a bit of an afterthought in other seasons.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Apr 01 11:43:12 EST 2014

CBD Dumpling House

Special Dumplings at CBD Dumpling House.

The Dumpling House adds some things to the mix that bring it a good few steps up from the others.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Mar 19 00:03:09 EST 2014

Santa Lucia

Beachy flavour: Charred calamari.

Santa Lucia is an old-style Italian neighbourhood restaurant with hearty, simple food and a loyal following.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Mar 11 13:09:30 EST 2014

Mezzalira Ristorante

Elegant: Vitello tonnato.

Mezzalira is on the right track with confident and elegant handling of not-too-fancy classic Italian dishes.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Feb 19 00:01:00 EST 2014

Kingston's La Rustica on the move

Food&Wine: Family owned business La Rustica have closed their Kingston restaurant along Kennedy Street and will be relocating to the Kingston Foreshore. Construction has started and the restaurant aims to open at the end of February. (centre) Owner Tony Callipari with (left) nephew Danny Caputo, son-in-law Joe Spadafora and (right) son Peter Callipari. 10th of February 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Almost 25 years old, La Rustica is making a move from the old Kingston to the new, planning to open on the foreshore by the end of the month. In its place, old Kingston is to get yet another new bar.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 11 13:34:44 EST 2014

Feasts of love

Pulp Kitchen offers two options for Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Friday, perfect for a night out.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 16:02:52 EST 2014

Beware ‘junk’ labels in disguise

University lecturer Kieron Rooney has warned parents to be wary of food products purporting to carry a stamp of approval from the NHSCP.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 16:02:47 EST 2014

The grape demystified

Lester and Adrienne Jesberg begin their next six-night wine course on February 17.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 16:02:14 EST 2014

Lutaud under the stars

Food and Wine has a double pass to give away to a starlight dinner at Old Parliament House during the Enlighten Fesgootival.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 16:02:54 EST 2014

Hotel Hotel bar menu ticks the boxes

Hotel Hotel , it’s tiny, only 30 seats, casual and the food is great.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 16:02:50 EST 2014

Smooth operator

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Is there really such a thing as a "superfood" smoothie? Kirsten Lawson blends her heart out.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 14:36:14 EST 2014

Morsels from the editor's desk

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It’s always irritating being given so much advice before Christmas on how to avoid putting on weight over the break; for me the holidays are all about the food.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jan 29 03:00:51 EST 2014

On with the show

Janice Norman of Kaleen is an entrant in this year's Canberra show cake competition.

The Canberra Show is back in vogue, and with entries for cakes, breads and preserves closing soon, it's time to tone up your baking technique.

Good Food | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jan 28 11:53:48 EST 2014

The European

Grilled octopus, white anchovies, potato and green olive.

A good-looking place with a decent buzz, and some good notes on the plate.

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Jan 28 11:33:20 EST 2014