My baby girl, Daisy, who I got for my 11th birthday, has not been well for a while. We knew the end was coming, and as my departure to the USA became more imminent it was becoming clear that she was not well enough to move with me as was originally planned. She needed to … Continue reading Goodbye my Baby Girl.
No, I’m not at Momofuku Milk Bar. I’m in a strip mall in Tempe. Today I have a research trip planned by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild for my Phoenix Craft Beer article coming up in the next Taste & Travel. My first stop is Four Peaks, so I needed to find somewhere close for … Continue reading Coffee crêpes, maple glazed pork jowel and smoked sea salt cereal.
Today I set out on a research trip to a number of Arizona’s top breweries for my next article for Taste & Travel on Phoenix’s craft brewing scene. First up I hit local favourite Four Peaks, makers of the state’s favourite craft beer Kiltlifter, a 6% Scottish-style ale. Owner and head brewmaster Andy Ingram told … Continue reading A craft beer oasis in the Arizona desert.
Once a year, all the food trucks in Phoenix gather together at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Street Eats Food Truck Festival. Buy a ticket, head into the showgrounds, and try small tasters for cheaper prices from over 50 of Phoenix’s top food trucks. I tried something from most trucks. I compiled … Continue reading Street Eats Food Truck Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona.
I was told as soon as I left Australia for my adventure around the world I would have a newfound sense of patriotism. I have always been patriotic about Melbourne (maybe because it is the best place in the world?), but have never really been a flag-toting, sausage eating, Crikey-shouting Aussie. My friends in Melbourne … Continue reading Lamingtons for Australia Day in the Wild West of the USA.
Photos by Angela Jia Zheng We love music festivals. But sometimes they are just too darn hot/busy/packed/loud/dirty. So this year, we decided instead of going to Big Day Out, we would hold a Big Day In. Packed into Stina and Peters house were our huge group, each playing a ‘setlist’ they had put together for … Continue reading Beer battered fish tacos + an Australian music festival from afar.
Last night we had one of the best meals we have eaten in the USA, right here in Phoenix. A few weeks ago when we visited the Desert Botanical Gardens, mum pointed out the restaurant in the gardens and mentioned it had been recently redone by a well-acclaimed chef. I checked it out when I … Continue reading Juniper-crusted bison carpaccio, smoked dark chocolate fudge + coconut green mole.
My nan and I love afternoon tea. In any situation, if there is tea and scones on offer, we are there at the drop of a hat. There is something about getting dressed up in pretty sundresses and drinking coconut oolong out of fine china, while a dapper young gentleman in coat and tails serves … Continue reading Porcelain cups of coconut oolong + jasmine tea scented treats.
For the past 5 years, whenever I would visit my family in Arizona, my stepdad would tell me about this place in the desert, where you would sit next to your own fire in a barrel, listen to cowboy music, eat burgers and drink beers under the stars. It sounded Wild West, that’s for sure, … Continue reading S’mores over a barrel fire and deep fried cheesecake.
We drove up to the little towns Carefree and Cave Creek in Arizona for the day today. First stop was afternoon tea at the famous English Rose Tea Rooms in Carefree (on Easy Street. Yep. On Easy Street in Carefree). These tea rooms had popped up in my culinary searches of Arizona – run by … Continue reading English Tea Rooms, mesquite grilled chicken + smoked brisket in a Frontier Town.