A few weeks ago, I had the fortunate opportunity to volunteer for the World Chef Showcase for the Crave Sydney International Food Festival.  It was the big 2 day kick-off event to the festival filled with chefs from different countries (Peru, Brazil, Argentina, the US, the UK, France, Sweden, and of course, Australia..just to name a few) giving demonstrations, tastings, and talks.  Here's a few of the chefs that I was able to meet up and work with and snap a quick photo with:

From top to bottom, left to right: David Lebovitz, Gaston Acurio, Ricardo Zarate, Adriano Zumbo (sorry Zumbo, I couldn't resist throwing in a silly face)
If you're an avid reader of food blogs (you know, apart from mine..), then you'll have to check out David Lebovitz: living the sweet life in Paris.

If you're a lover of ceviche and Peruvian food, then you'll need to:

If you've got a sweet tooth and are in Sydney, then stuff your face silly with some of Adriano Zumbo macarons and other pastries.  

WOW.  I am just full of (even more) links today!

But really, WOW!  Looking back and reflecting on the event and experience, I met and came across so many wonderful people that inspire me to continue growing and do more with this passion of mine.  There's more chefs and writers and people I want to mention but in keeping with my "short posts", I may have to save it for a Part II re-cap.

Until next time, enjoy Friday! 
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T-minus 2 days until the Crave Sydney International Food Festival officially kicks off on Saturday, October 1st for the entire month.

This one is the BIG one of the year.   My expectations are high, I've been reading and following it for the past couple of months.  It sounds like a great event so I sit here blogging about my excitement as the month of October will be packed with food-filled events.  Here's a preview of what's to come:


Good news is, I've been fortunate enough to get involved and will be helping out with the World Chef Showcase.  Chefs from many parts of the world will be showing what goes on behind-the-scenes and this year's theme is across South America!!!


If you're in or near Sydney and a big foodie or simply want to attend, I would definitely recommend going to this event.  It sounds like one not to miss!  More to come from me later :)



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Hello blog, hello folks!

I know, I know...I've been M.I.A. for awhile so my apologies for the lack of posts.  It's nice to know that people are wondering when your next post is going to be, so thanks for that motivation and little reminder that I need to keep this updated.  It's been a busy couple of weeks but let's move forward as I've got some appetizing photos to share with you.

In the next couple of days, I'll start posting more regularly rather than having one major post.  Little tidbits are probably better for everyone so think of this as a small taste and nibble.

Below are some photos from the Sydney Fish Markets, a great catch (no pun intended...) for warm, sunny days to sit outside with your plate of fresh seafood:




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After twiddling my thumbs for a couple weeks deciding what to write about next, it came to me last minute.  Back in June, I attended a Food Styling & Photography Workshop led by Dario Milano of Food Pixels.  He also holds regular food photography contests to challenge, inspire, and motivate us food bloggers/photographers/stylists.  Anyone can submit a photo as long as it fits the theme, which is chosen by the previous contest winner.  The most recent theme was a Black and White Food Photography.

To eliminate all the vibrant and beautiful colors of ingredients really leads you to focus on other elements like textures, shapes, light and contrast.  So on the last day and last couple of hours, I rummaged through the kitchen and ended up submitting the almonds photo below (2nd photo).  In the process, I also snapped a couple of other photos keeping in line with the B&W theme.  Hope you enjoy them!

I love how the cheese knife connects with the white of the table in this one. 
 
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