Sunday, June 26, 2016

Easy and delicious pasta to make when you come back from travel

When I come back from a couple of days travelling and there’s nothing at home for dinner, or you just want to quickly cook up something homemade because you’ve eaten out a lot whilst on holidays, it’s easy to whip my favourite pasta dish using the usual players of olive oil, Parmesan, flaky sea salt along with some salami or ham. This is what I tossed up after a quick perusal through some SBS recipes, Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Salami and Basil - quick, easy and delicious.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Stylediaries :: Review May Keylooks Collection & Reflections of Life as a Blogger

I was having lunch with a few bloggers the other day and we shared our experiences about blogging. What started off as a passion does become a little obsession, always capturing a moment on camera but I also try to ensure that I don’t lose sight of the ‘real life’ moment by ensuring what I take is done efficiently as possible and doesn’t intrude on spending quality time with the friends or family I’m with. As I meet more and more people through the connections I create through the blog there are some common questions I do asked quite a lot. Such as “Why do you do it?”; “How do you stay so slim with all that food you post?” “How do you do it all?” and “How do you earn an income from the blog?”

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sydney Film Festival 2016 :: Films about life in India

I always look forward to the Sydney Film Festival every year and saw my first film from the Festival last night. It was a back to back screening of a short film called Spice Sisters, a 15 min short flick for foodies and it's about Rohini, a former Bollywood actress, who is bored and restless with her life. When a popular reality cooking competition issues a call for entries, Rohini decides to enter to change her life. The film's duration is only 15 minutes but it was succinct, hilarious, engaging and I would love to see more from the film director, Sheila Jayadev.

Food photography by See.Taste.Do at the recent Taste of Delhi event at Delhi By The Way at Potts Point, a selection of delicious curries we feasted upon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chef's Table Dinner 2016 :: Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club is a Finalist

I was invited to attend one of the finalist Chef’s Table dinner at Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club on 17 May 2016 with a few distinguished guests including the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay. This is one of 20 finalists dinners being held in Sydney for the Chef’s Table Competition held by Club NSW which was created to reward and recognise the many talented chefs, cooks and apprentices in NSW clubs. We’re not talking about the usual chicken schnitzel or hamburger with fries. This keenly contested competition is a unique way to showcase the club’s chefs’ culinary talents and to promote their venue as a true dining destination. I don’t know about you but club food seems to be a pretty good dining experience these days, if not better than some restaurants in Sydney, a testament to the creative talents in the club kitchen.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

O Bar and Dining :: Experience & Taste Vivid Sydney from Up Above

We were invited to taste and photograph the experience of Vivid Sydney at O’Bar and Dining on Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney last Friday night, one of the few places in Sydney where you can dine with a revolving 360 degree view of the City of Sydney … and the food quality is excellent, quite atmospheric and lively, filled with Sydneysiders who poured in after work to catch-up with friends for a drink or two and dinner. Friday night outings are not dead. With the downpour of heavy rain in Sydney in the last few days, we could not have been happier to experience and photograph Vivid Sydney lights from up there, and experience their special Vivid Sydney cocktails at the Lounge Bar followed by a three course dinner with matching wines at the restaurant.