Food News

Top chefs blame restrictive visas for staff shortage

Chef Martin Benn in his kitchen at Sepia restaurant, which struggles to secure skilled staff.

Want a job? Learn to cook. You'll be hired faster than you can say 'not my section, chef'.

Food News,NSW | Myffy Rigby | Wed Aug 19 00:15:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: What to plant in a raised garden bed in the ACT


Spring nears, so here is a selection of plants for a raised garden bed to grow your own kitchen produce.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Meet Barbara Wheeler: Canberra's ultimate kitchen gardener

Barbara Wheeler's kitchen garden produce.

Barbara Wheeler is a true champion of Canberra's kitchen garden movement, and she even lets people tour her Watson garden to glean ideas.

Food News,Cook | Susan Parsons | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's freakshakes? Forget them, try this super-caramelised pudding and sauce


Freakshakes move aside, Bryan Martin has created a super-caramelised pudding and sauce.

Cook,Food News | Bryan Martin | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Scientists declare a winner the low-fat vs low-carb diet debate

Unsure if a low-fat diet is better than low-carbohydrate one? You're not the only one.

A new academic study settles the million-dollar weight-loss question.

Food News | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Tue Aug 18 14:30:07 EST 2015

Barbara Wheeler's diverse garden


Delightful examples of diversity and creativity in urban agriculture.

Food News | | Tue Aug 18 14:13:59 EST 2015

Drum and Dry: Canberra's brand new coffee bean subscription service


Drum and Dry will send you local beans every month

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue Aug 18 13:57:05 EST 2015

Sage takes out Canberra restaurant of the year award

Pan fried gnocchi with parmesan custard and shimeji mushrooms at Sage.

Sage has been named Canberra's restaurant of the year at the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence 2015.

Food News | Amy Sullivan | Tue Aug 18 13:38:59 EST 2015

Brain food: A lesson in limes

The skin of Tahitian limes is dark green when unripe and yellow when ripe.

Answering your vexing culinary questions.

Food News | Richard Cornish | Tue Aug 18 09:15:00 EST 2015

Northern Light pair to open Gas-light Izakaya at the Gasometer Hotel

A selection of Gas-light Izakaya snacks.

The American-themed dining room at Collingwood band venue and boozer The Gasometer Hotel is turning Japanese.

Food News | Hilary McNevin | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Yayoi opens at The Galeries, Sydney

Bridge Street's Yayoi Japanese restaurant launches a weekend spin-off.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Iggy's Bread opens new Bronte headquarters

Igor and Ludmilla Ivanovic move their bread shop further up Macpherson Street.

Food News | Scotte Bolles | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Jardin St James cafe to open in Sydney church crypt

Restaurateur behind LuMi, Aqua Dining and Ripples will open a new venue in the bowels of St James' Church on Macquarie Street.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

David Thompson's Long Chim tipped for Sydney CBD

Nahm chef David Thompson's restaurant return to Sydney is edging closer.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Sydney's Parlour Burger serves black hot dogs for charity

Sean Connolly's charcoal hot dog will raise funds for the Black Dog Institute, which focuses on depression.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Just Open: Hattori Hanzo, Cheltenham

Beef tataki at Hattori Hanzo.

Chef Pim Wangweerawong's share-friendly menu skips between Japan, Thailand, Korea and Laos at this new Asian bar and eatery.

Food News | Just Open | Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 EST 2015

Gelato Messina to open in Rozelle Tram Depot development

Gelato Messina expands into Sydney's inner west.

Gelato Messina to open its first store in Sydney's inner west.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Aug 17 17:38:47 EST 2015

Pay it forward - ANU Food Co-op offers suspended coffee and lunch in Canberra

The ANU Food Co-op has started doing 'suspended' coffees and lunches.

A simple, easy good deed for the day - buy someone less fortunate a coffee.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon Aug 17 15:39:44 EST 2015

Fat Duck Melbourne closes and flies home

Snail porridge at Fat Duck restaurant. PIC SUPPLIED.

Switch off the "sound of the sea" - Heston Blumenthal is leaving the country. For now.

Food News | Callan Boys | Mon Aug 17 14:05:18 EST 2015

Just Open: Fried and Tasty, Brunswick East

Fried chicken and waffles at FAT (Fried and Tasty).

The pair behind Two Little Pigs charcuterie cafe open a 'healthy' fried chicken joint.

Food News | Just Open | Mon Aug 17 11:58:06 EST 2015