Tag Archives: Food

Weekend Bookshelf – Food and design, mostly

The Weekend Bookshelf In an attempt to not spend all weekend attached to the laptop working, this weekend’s reading comprises food and design and some wise words from Margaret Atwood. 1.  Margaret Atwood – Negotiating with the Dead. A Writer on Writing 2. Monocle 3. Elle Decoration (UK) 4. Mark Hix – Fish etc 5. […]

The book that made me….

During a recent trip to my local Waterstone’s, I was greeted by a table laden with books with small annotated labels proclaiming them to be ‘the book that made me’.  It was a mixed collection of heart rendering tales of childhood woe, fictional works of international acclaim, celebrity auto/biographies, childhood favourites and poetry by auspicious […]

‘The ideal of walkable urbanism’

The second high street on the Academy of Urbanism’s short list for ‘Great Street 2014’ is North Street in Bristol is located south of the river and the city centre in Southville.   Originally an industrial district, accommodating a coal mine and large warehouses for the tobacco industry, and small terraced houses for workers in […]

10 things I love about Sydney (that you won’t find in your guidebooks)*

1. Food! From bill granger (always lower case) to Kylie Kwong, Neil Perry to Matt Moran, Australia is obsessed with food, its provenance and those who create. This is not a passing fad, this is a long standing national obsession. From celebrity chefs from all corners of the world to the expansive fish market in […]