Restaurant Confessionals

What It’s Like as a Waitress to Watch Your Messy Valentine’s Day Tinder Date

Valentine’s Day is the same in every restaurant I’ve worked at but a couple of years ago, I watched one customer accidentally arrange two Tinder dates for the same night.

Drinking My Way Through Sydney's Hardcore Bloody Mary Scene

The garnishes are insane, the booze is strong, and these complex cocktails are way more than just hair of the dog.
Laura Studarus

Why Australians Are Coming Down with Scurvy

A dozen patients at a Sydney hospital were recently found to be suffering from scurvy—a condition more usually associated with 18th-century sailors.
Phoebe Hurst

How-To: Make a Beef Flank with Smoked Beef Fat Vinaigrette With Luke Powell

Luke Powell, founder of LP’s Quality Meats, shows us how make a beef flank with smoked beef fat vinaigrette
Luke Powell

How-To: Make Shepherd's Pie

Belle’s Hot Chicken co-owner Miranda Campbell shows us how to make shepherd’s pie with slow roasted lamb shoulder.
Miranda Campbell

Southern BBQ Downunder

Low-and-slow: exploring Australia’s southern-inspired BBQ scene.
Munchies Staff
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Watch the First Episode from Season Two of 'F*ck, That’s Delicious' Right Here

Watch the season two premiere episode of "Fuck, That's Delicious" right here.
Munchies Staff

The Art of Pasta Extruding with Mitch Orr and James Lowe

I joined James Lowe, head chef at Michelin-starred London restaurant Lyle’s and Sydney’s “prince of pasta” Mitch Orr to make spaghetti, macaroni, and casarecce using an extruder, a rare pasta-making machine.
Daisy Meager
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This Spicy Black Garlic Pasta Is as Death Metal as Dinner Gets

Mitch Orr of Acme in Sydney takes black garlic's seemingly endless depth of flavor and pairs it with spicy chiles, panko crumbs, and butter, which becomes a thick sauce for fresh linguine.
Munchies Staff
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Coconut Water and Rum Are a Match Made in Heaven

Sure, people have been fussing over coconut water because of its purported health benefits, whereas rum is not exactly found in the same aisle as kale chips. But that doesn't mean that these two can't be great friends.
Munchies Staff

Climbing Cliffs and Picking Edibles with Noma Australia's Shirtless Forager

A day before Noma Australia's pop up restaurant closed, I spent a day with resident forager Elijah Holland, climbing small mountains in search of wild foods for dinner service. It quickly turned into a Magic Mike photo session.
Phylisa Wisdom

This Australian Bar Is Accused of Having an “Antisocial” Wine List

While you can certainly overindulge in any alcoholic beverage—and wine will make you pay for it with a mean hangover—wine bars aren’t exactly known for rowdy behavior. Most people don’t go down to the wine bar to rip shots and get into fistfights.
Wyatt Marshall