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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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