It's unavoidably selfish to only speak of someone's legacy from your tiny experience once they're no longer with us, but, Doris Goddard was very kind and patient when I was a newbie on the job. Sincere, hilarious and so wise. Outtakes from The Hollywood Hotel in 2013.
You can read all about Doris Goddard by Madeleine Watts on Broadsheet here.
Wood-fired lunch, wood-fired bread – Sydney is so lucky to now have Cherry Moon General Store in Annandale.
Extremely brief sightseeing (Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Newcastle Breakwall and the Newcastle Ocean Baths) during a stopover in Newcastle.
A bit of a forage. Juicy, native, shoe-staining and just 4km from home are these Illawarra Plums growing in Sydney’s inner-west. Spicy jam-spam incoming.
In 2016 I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Bali for Smudge Eats. In 2016 in Bali my first bite of food gave me immediate food poisoning and I spent the next two weeks on location struggling. I’d purged this trip from my memory but I shouldn’t have (scrolling through my set I have little memory of visiting the places I visited, an Alana world first). Here are some re-worked photos I took while swaying on my feet, including the famous Into the Sawah at Ubud’s Locavore.
A mighty muffaletta and fragrant preserved lemons from my papou’s tree. A passionfruit soufflé with custard poured from my teta’s jug and brownies resulting in an entirely smashed phone as I reached for an ancient recipe online. Cinnamon rolls which almost set my home alight (dodgy oven, not a dodgy chef) and Old El Paso to pacify nostalgia. A cursed pineapple, baby’s first octopus (I’m the baby), ribs pressure cooked into a mess and plated with a powerful apathy. Soft and oily smelly eggplant served on a gaudy, iridescent glass fish, mystery-citrus madeleines and the bunged up delight that is an unfathomably good Basque cheesecake.
During the last couple of week of Flying Fish’s trade at Jones Bay Wharf I was asked to produce some ~arty~ black and white photos of the space before their big move to the new location The Star. Dreamy stuff.
There’s a reality I’ve had to come to terms with regarding my existence on the internet: I once had a food blog (that’s how I began taking photos of food, documenting the nice things I made at home), as such I am often compelled from my pigeon hole to share the food-related things of my life. This is no exception! Here are holiday food-related snaps of Hobart. For the more photos of this trip please visit this gallery of an accidental piece of personal work.
Strictly interior photo shoots aren’t part of my usual repertoire but these Verandah Bar images turned out super happy and green.
Habitus issue #42 is here with a great piece by editor Holly Cunneen about Henry Wilson’s collaboration with Aesop.
If I were more timely on the internet, this would have made an appropriate New Year’s Eve-ish post: Sydney’s newest and most opulent rooftop bar, Nick and Nora’s.
Isaan sausage, Nahm Jim-Jaew inspired grilled long eggplant, smoked bonito dogs. A blessed yellow brief for Single O to showcase the menu of their Aeropress Championships event with food by Rising Sun Workshop and Boon Cafe. Also below are the hands of Palisa Anderson.