Winter’s main squeeze

July 22, 2016

Melissa Leong presents an ode to citrus. It’s the perfect fruit for all winter days – especially those dramatically altered by climate change. Most fortnights, my long-suffering editor Phoebe  sends me an email, reminding me […]

Open Marrickville

June 10, 2016

It would seem that there is a food, and/or cultural festival featuring food every other week in Sydney. And you know what? It’s awesome! Even if you’re not a die hard foodie, it’s still the […]

Food Fashion

May 26, 2016

With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week dwindling in our rear window, it has me thinking about fashion and why we pay attention to it. And when I say ‘we’, I am obviously making a sweeping generalisation, […]

Keep Newtown Weird

May 12, 2016

There’s a piece of street art I walk past. It’s a stencil of Big Bird saying ‘Keep Newtown weird.’ I didn’t think much of it until the story came to light about a young guy […]

Mum’s Primal Meal

April 29, 2016

For the majority of us, our first food memories are shaped by our mothers. They are, after all the ones who have typically been charged with our nourishment from birth and have literally worn the […]

Melissa leong: anzac biccie

April 19, 2016

I love a good Anzac biscuit. In fact, I scarcely know anyone who doesn’t. Sure, opinions might be divided into camps of honey vs golden syrup and crunchy vs chewy, but that wholesome, golden, oaty, […]

Wisdom before Innovation

April 1, 2016

Is it any coincidence that NSW Youth Week is preceded by Seniors Week? Well, they do say ‘age before beauty’, but I prefer to think of it more as ‘wisdom leading innovation’… in other words, […]

Cooking by candlelight

March 18, 2016

On the weekend, I met up with my friends Nathalie and Reece, who had spent the day running around Sydney filming a campaign to get Malcolm Turnbull to turn off the lights in his house. […]

Food is a feminist issue

March 17, 2016

So how does fourth-wave feminism  relate to food? This week, two things happened. Firstly, a fantastic T-shirt with the slogan ‘The Future is Female’ I’d ordered online from an LA shop arrived. Secondly, a friend […]

Love and Smallgoods

February 5, 2016

With this being the love issue, I’m not entirely sure I’m the most qualified writer to speak on the subject but I do love food, so maybe that’s enough. You’ve heard me go on about […]

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