Good Food - Esther Han

Esther Han

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Esther Han is the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald

Monster Health Food Company launches star-rating system

A small business that makes muesli has debunked claims from some of the food industry's biggest companies that a new star-rating system will be too costly and impractical.

Food News | Esther Han | Wed Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ferran Adria launches 2014 Good Food Month

Night Noodle Markets, Sydney, 2013.

Good Food Month is back in 2014, including the popular Night Noodle Markets, Shoot the Chef photographic competition, and Let’s Do Lunch discount offers.

Food News | Esther Han | Tue Apr 08 17:49:39 EST 2014

Banchan - a bit on the side

Banchan

One of the best features of Korean dining is the colourful spectacle of side dishes laid out at every main meal.

Eat Out,Food News | Esther Han | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Glebe cafes doing a roaring trade as local employment rises

Nicholas Vasili manager at Astor  Espresso in Glebe, Tuesday 4th March 2014. 
Photo: Danielle Smith

Glebe's restaurants and cafes are doing a roaring trade, amid tales of financial hardship and news of closures in other areas of the city.

Food News | Esther Han | Thu Mar 06 15:41:10 EST 2014

Love your guts: world 'hearts' Aussie offal

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Australians love steak, but our aversion to the bits left behind has made us one of the biggest purveyors of offal in the world.

Food News | Esther Han | Sun Jan 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Three-week festival to celebrate Chinese New Year

Chef Chui Lee Luk

Forget the garnish and condiments - each dish in Chui Lee Luk's Chinese New Year banquet will be laden with symbols and good omens.

Food News,Good Food | Esther Han | Sat Jan 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Pop-up pandemic gives chefs a bite at fruitful food market

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It took just 10 days, but Jared Ingersoll was able to transform an abandoned, rinky-dink Chinese diner at the back of a dilapidated Pyrmont pub, into

Food News | Esther Han | Sat Jan 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Long way from the humble tuna can: ecolabels reach menus

Tom Kime

No longer will sustainable seafood logos be simply slapped on cans of tuna. The blue ecolabel is set to appear on fine dining menus.

Food News | Esther Han | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Online fresh food delivery services go bananas

Fresh delivery: Jane Drummond and Andrew Knight look after the Dangar Island Harvest Hub.

Community-based fruit and vegetable shopping is flourishing.

Food News | Esther Han | Fri Jan 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Food safety tips for Christmas

As Australians dish up Christmas feasts, health authorities are urging the public to follow basic food safety tips to avoid food poisoning.

Food News | Esther Han | Tue Dec 24 16:32:30 EST 2013

Junk food ads disguised as apps, games to lure children, warn advocates

Children are being bombarded with an increasing number of ''subtle and insidious'' junk food advertisements dressed up as mobile phone app games and social media competitions, prompting health...

Food News,Good Food | Esther Han | Mon Nov 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Organic food: Companies pay $50,000 for Chinese certification

Sheri Fogarty and daughter Kristy.

Australian food producers are spending up to $50,000 to be certified organic by Chinese authorities to crack the burgeoning middle-class market of the Asian superpower.

Food News | Esther Han | Sun Nov 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sydney's coffee industry reaches a new peak

Coffee.

The cafe industry has added 3000 cafes and nearly 30,000 employees over the past decade, while in stark contrast, the restaurant industry has shed 18,000 employees.

Food News | Esther Han | Sun Nov 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

The offal truth: 'MasterChef effect' no cure for squeamishness

Pino Foresti.

The media hoopla surrounding nose to tail eating has done nothing to reverse falling sales of offal, say Sydney butchers, at a time when offal exports have hit a record high.

Food News | Esther Han | Mon Nov 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Where the wild things are: tours stem from foraging revival

Diego Bonetto

If you stumbled into Diego Bonetto's backyard in Enmore, you might be tempted to provide him with copious amounts of weedkiller.

Food News | Esther Han | Sat Oct 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

New Jamie Oliver ministry to open in Sydney

jamie oliver

For many years Jamie Oliver has been on a crusade to fight obesity and bad eating habits, with the aim to equip people the world over with cooking skills and a greater appreciation of fresh food.

Food News | Esther Han | Tue Oct 22 18:57:01 EST 2013

Signing up: Thai Town gets recognised as a cultural hub

Mr. Biravij Suwanpradhes

For the past decade, a block on the southern end of the city near Central Station has been dubbed ''Thai Town'' by residents and business owners as Thai grocery shops, restaurants and Thai-focused...

Food News | Esther Han | Tue Oct 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

World taste celebration, and it's all kosher

Chicken soup is synonymous with Jewish culinary traditions around the world, but don't expect to see it at the inaugural Jewish Food Culture Fest in Kingsford on Sunday.

Food News | Esther Han | Sat Oct 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Growers beef up security on mangoes

mango

Fruit thieves are on the prowl in northern Australia, but Northern Territory mango farmers are going to extraordinary lengths to protect their crops.

Food News | Esther Han | Sat Oct 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hyde and seek in search for scraps

When the Night Noodle Markets close each night and the final customers leave Hyde Park, a team from OzHarvest begins its food rescue operation.

Food News | Esther Han | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013