Thursday, October 09, 2008

Green With Envy

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image courtesy of SMH Good Food Month

If you're in Sydney for the month of October then you have no excuse to miss the myriad of events for Good Food Month. As for me, all I can do is watch and grit my teeth in covetous annoyance that I am not in the country for perhaps the best month in the food year. If there was one pick for the whole of Good Food Month, I would recommend getting yourselves to the Sydney Food and Wine Fair in Hyde Park on November 1st. Aside from being able to sample dishes from the best Sydney bars and restaurants, your eager appetite can raise money for the AIDS Trust of Australia. Everybody wins, what more could you ask for.

So take heed this advice, do not miss out on Good Food Month and make the most out of all the free events and classes on offer. There isn't a better opportunity to get yourself more involved and immersed in the Sydney food scene than this month. I'm a little biased but Sydney has probably one of the best and most vibrant food cultures in the world so don't waste any time.

And please, if not for the love of food, do it for me, the poor little Aussie food blogger stuck in London unable to partake in all the delicious fanfare but can only sit here in envious discontent about the insurmountable hurdle that is geography.

Check the website for more details.

If you are interested in getting the lowdown on what has earned the badge of being the best in Sydney check out these articles from the Sydney Morning Herald.

It was great to see Victoire win best bread, as I've always been a devotee to this small but formidable Balmain bakery, keep that bread arising!

And it was also great seeing Mamak, a favourite, cheap, late-night haunt of ours, get some acknowledgement for being one of the most authentic Malaysian restaurants in Sydney. If you don't know where to start, try the Nasi Lemak, a traditional Malaysian breakfast dish, you won't go wrong with it.

23 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Wow!!

ireneoghaakon said...

Thanks for that! I'll be there, and I'll be thinking of YOU!! WONDERFUL YOU:)

hongyi said...

stumbled upon ur blog...u take lovely pictures!

Treasure Ann said...

I love your blog glad I found it.

Irene said...

Alas, I am also across the world. I have cousins who live in Sydney and they've been very smug about it all. :)

Bob LaGatta said...

I don’t know on how I stumbled upon this cooking blog., All I know is that I’d better check out the archives for a good read. Ha-ha! Just droppin’ to say hi!
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bettylovesblogging said...

I also had to relocate overseas, to Indonesia, on the eve of good food month, and I am also insanely jealous at missing out on things like the night noodle markets...

kosenrufu ama said...

i absolutely love your blog!!!

Nene said...

Aaaahhh you're great!
I'm trying to do your project in Paris, I'm an Italian girl, trying to discover it all.
I'm linking you,
great job!!!

Pearlsofeast said...

I love ur space and nice to know about the events in Sydney,I used to stay there and somehow call that a second home.
I love the festival held in Hyde park.
U have fabolous collection of recipes and I simply love ur photography skill.Awesome work.

eleonora said...

Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

Pete said...

Ha Ha, there is a Mamak restaurant there in Sydney!

Gabriel said...

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Vonnie said...

Hi Jen,

I'm a regular visitor to your blog, but this is my first post. Sure your quietness on the blog front is due to living a fab new exciting life in London, but just letting you know that this Aussie misses your posts!! :)

Have you been on Ready Steady Cook yet???? :P

Enjoy all that the UK has to offer - and enjoy the closeness to so many other European destinations!!

Rose&Thorn said...

When I started reading your blog this morning, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That makes me want to be in Sydney...

Joe said...

Great Pictures, love the blog.

Anonymous said...

JEn, where have you been? Miss your posts...

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Aran said...

i definitely missed you but i understand completely the need to take a break sometimes, even if unintentional. blogging can be funny that way. sucks a lot of energy out, doesn't it?

but london has so much to offer... i hope you are settled and enjoying it despite the weather.

this recipe says comfort in capital letters!

David Lee said...

i have visited yourSydney Morning Herald Good Food Month site, excellent looks. I am interested to join good food month.