Always on the hunt for a new food adventure?
The 2011 Foodies' Guide to Sydney officially goes on sale on October 1, 2010 and I'm pleased to reveal my involvement as a member of the contributing team.
Foodies' Guide to Sydney contributors
A new team of eighteen food writers have combed the streets of Sydney and beyond for this fifth edition, hunting down the best bakeries, cheese specialists, chocolate makers, patissiers and more. You'll find snapshot reviews of butchers, delis, fishmongers, spice shops and greengrocers, all helpfully indexed by suburb, and clearly marked on detailed maps for easy reference and navigation.
My contributor blurb
Guided by esteemed food writers Simon Thomsen, Elizabeth Merryment, Kate Gibbs and Pauline Nguyen, and working with editor Kim Rowney, contributing to this book was a thrilling challenge. It was also a treat to work with fellow friends and colleagues Debbie Elkind, Leanne Kitchen, Billy Law and Michael Shafran.
As I crisscrossed my way around the suburbs of Sydney, spending time with shopkeepers became an illuminating experience, as each store became less of a business, and more of a life story, family legacy or personal dream.
Because that's the great thing about so many of the stores in this guide. Most are small-time producers specialising in something amazing, heartfelt and overwhelmingly delicious. Each snappy profile aims to provide not only the store highlights, but a little background information on the owners behind them, so that you, too, will feel like you know them before you've even set foot through the door.
Spotlight on food blogs
Interspersed throughout the book -- printed in full colour for the first time -- are columns featuring Chef's Favourites and "Spotlight on..." interest pieces. It wasn't until I saw the published copy that I found "Spotlight on Food Blogs" which includes Grab Your Fork.
Simon Thomsen writes:
"Helen Yee loves a good festival and is a meticulous chronicler of her adventures. Helen's appetite for Sydney had lead her into less well known parts of the city to find great Asian food. Her giveaways are a popular regular feature."Congratulations to the other highlighted food blogs: A Table for Two, Elegant Sufficiency, Inside Cuisine and The Food Blog.
The 2011 Foodies' Guide to Sydney is on sale from 1 October 2010 and retails for $29.95 (Hardie Grant and SBS). An iPhone app is in the works and will be available
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