Category Archives: Food

Woolworths – get trolleyed

EXCITING STORE INNOVATIONS IN 2012 ‘We’re sooo fresh!’ Do you perceive yourself as ‘innovative’? We do too, high-five! Because we are the Fresh Food People. Fresh People, with food. At Woolworths, we’ve always been about innovation; we were the first … Continue reading

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Coles: A History

[please note: erm, fine line between fact and fiction] Notice the globe in the old logo? Coles, like most evil things, began in Tasmania in 1910. Josef Coles was the son of a poor shopkeeper. As there was only one … Continue reading

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Sydney Sushi

Sydneysiders love efficient trains I feel like bringing up Sydney sushi. Maybe this is an asian instinct of mine. And yes, we all know sushi is Japanese specifically (Japanese probably stole it from the Chinese, as per usual) but asians of the future aren’t … Continue reading

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Gong Xi Far Tsai

Happy Chinese New Year to you Chinese and non-Chinese Sydneysiders (but especially to you Chinese ones). We Chinese are in great numbers now in Sydney … would I say too many? Not here, no … when alone and after a few ‘pick-me-ups’/’get-me-downs’, who … Continue reading

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Sexed up Icecream

from where Charles is standing, Camilla exudes sex appeal And now, a ground-breaking article to kick off 2012 (hold onto your panties). Have encountered this week an obsession of the Sydneysider – tricked up ice cream. In one week, I have been subjected to … Continue reading

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Sydney’s Islam

Islam in Sydney is often presented as the religion with political baggage. But I’d rather talk about Islam as the religion that comes with a delicious platter of food and tea … even if there are other benefits. Now, where was I? Whenever Islam is brought … Continue reading

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Pad Thai, Sydney loves you

When did Pad Thai become part of the Sydney diet?  It is the staple food of young people, like bread would have been in 18th century France. What would happen if the price of Pad Thai tripled? Would there be an uproar (or would … Continue reading

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The Falconer

Tea-bag tea. undesirable? Call me stingy, but I hate it when I realise that I’ve just spent four dollars on a tea bag. A little bag of dust. So when I come into the Falconer, the record-player has its little … Continue reading

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Low Tea

‘I want this to be dirty, not a stuffy high-class establishment,’ said the owner as we were chatting. ‘I don’t do high tea, I do low tea.’ It’s like being in a BBC period drama here at the Tea Parlour; … Continue reading

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