A menu for the Year of the Rooster

February 17, 2017
The calendar New Year may seem like so long ago already, but the Lunar New Year is right here and with it, another opportunity to set intentions for the days and months to come. The […]

Heirloom connections

January 20, 2017
Diving headlong into the first issue of Ciao for the year, we happen to coincide with Australia Day. For some, this day represents proud patriotism and for others a sense of sadness for the original […]

‘Tis the season

December 9, 2016
While I gave up my recipe column a while ago, every so often one crosses my path that I feel duty bound to share. With the festive season coinciding with summer sun and therefore an […]

Ocean Phoenix

November 25, 2016
It is a proud fact that as Inner Western Sydney locals, we hold in our possession one of the world’s great fish markets. Each year, over 3 million people visit Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont, […]

Tasty Plot Twists

November 18, 2016
Melissa Leong gets you started on your very own veggie patch. It may still be oscillating between balmy and brisk from my current seat in indecisive Melbourne, but thankfully Sydney is consistent enough to get […]

A musical feast

November 4, 2016
Melissa Leong reflects on a story told to her by a friend that illustrates the combined power of food and song. I recently commented to a friend about a video post she’d made on Instagram. […]

Gone hunting

September 23, 2016
Melissa Leong shares the lessons she has learnt whilst hunting and gathering for her next meal. Last week, I went back to Tasmania to hang out with a few buddies and (cue vegan outrage) go […]

Season’s greetings!

September 2, 2016
Melissa Leong reflects upon seasonality as she steps out of the city and soaks up the vistas of Tasmanian farmland. I’m sitting in front of the most sickening view right now, perched on top of […]

The Italian Connection

August 19, 2016
Growing up, I wanted to be Italian. I still do in some respect. My dad worked at an architectural firm in Leichhardt and he’d always come home with boxes of cannoli, packets of prosciutto, olives […]

A deluded dichotomy

August 5, 2016
Being Inner Western suburbanites, sustainability is a topic discussed frequently and I think we’re all more or less across the fundamentals of why season, organic, free-range, biologically-sound food a) is better for us and b) […]
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