The Cottage Bar & Kitchen, Sydney

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 November 2013

The leafy terrace of The Cottage Bar & Kitchen, located in the beautiful Sydney suburb of Balmain, gently hints at the wine bar inside, which feels like your grandmother’s farmhouse, containing an eclectic mismatch of kitsch and vintage furniture yet serving impeccably fresh and exquisitely presented cocktails.

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Food on Face series by Emanuela Franchini

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By Caroline Ball in New Photography on Thursday 21 November 2013

London-based Italian artist Emanuela Franchini’s Food on Face series is a delicious mix of portraiture and dinner. According to Franchini, the photographs are a comment on mindless eating – although apparently none of the food went to waste in the making of these photos. Steak, anyone?

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The Grounds Alexandria: the perfect country escape in the city

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Imagine being stuck in the beautiful (ha) industrial area of Alexandria on an early weekend morning having not yet had breakfast. I bet you’re feeling pretty miserable right now. I was too, until, like an oasis in the desert, I stumbled upon The Grounds. What is The Grounds, I hear you say? Well, it may […]

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OCD ads for the Perfectionist Food Throttle diet app

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 16 October 2013

These photos of perfectly-arranged food might seem like the work of an OCD chef, but in reality, they are advertisements for a new diet app called Food Throttle. This app uses information from 330,000 restaurants in NYC along with advice from doctors and nutritionists on how to eat healthier and lose weight. The main idea […]

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These snack-attack beanbags will fatten you up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Why be comfortably numb when you can be, er, comfortably plump? (Sorry, Pink Floyd.) This is what is going to make us fat: lounging around on sumptuous snack-inspired beanbags and being reminded of junk food every waking — and dreaming — second. You’ve got to agree these pancakes look wonderfully fluffy, though.

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Dinosaur shaped sandwiches

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Remember when dinosaurs ate all those humans in, well you know, every dinosaur movie made? Here’s our chance for payback. Sorta. Enhance your already fulfilling experience of eating a sandwich by making it a dinosaur sandwich. This set comes with two plastic dinosaur cutter and a container. And the best part about it? It cuts […]

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In Stockholm, you can skip the airport and get airport food in the city

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 September 2013

We all know airport nosh can be dubious, but there’s something very comforting about tucking in to a comforting hot meal up in the air. To appeal to their customers’ gastronomic tendencies, Stockholm Arlanda Airport recently introduced food trucks in the city to bring its meals like pulled pork and oven-braised veal to hungry, travel-starved […]

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Golbaengi Muchim: ultra-spicy Korean sea snails

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By Carl Pettit in New Food and Packaging on Monday 9 September 2013

If you’re a devotee of fiery chilies and mollusks, we’ve found the perfect ignition for your spicy cravings. Golbaengi Muchim is a clean-your-nasal-cavity-out-for-months, ultra-hot Korean side dish (anju) consisting primarily of Neverita sea snails and hot chili pepper paste (gochujang). Sure, you’ll find a bit of squid and some shredded vegetables in this burning hot […]

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Birra Spalmabile: spreadable beer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 6 September 2013

Guzzle that beer no more: Birra Spalmabile is all about spreading on the beer. Quite literally. Never thought you’d see the day, right? Birra Spalmabile is an actual beer-infused spread that comes in both dark ale and blond ale varieties. Each jar of this deliciousness contains 40% beer and can be used for garnishing tarts […]

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The Internet answers your problem about where to eat

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By Erin Emocling in Cool Websites on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Every day, the world gets smaller (well, not literally) as the world wide web gets more immense and powerful. It’s so ridiculous sometimes that even the most mundane question, “Where the f*ck should I go to eat?”, needs to be consulted on the Internet. This cranky yet functional website will answer your dilemma no matter where on Earth you are located.

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Thug Kitchen: healthy living tips from a potty-mouth chef

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By Andrea DelBene in Cool Websites on Thursday 22 August 2013

Unless you’re one to naturally crave fruits and veggies, mustering up the courage to eat food you don’t want to is dreadful, even torturous for some (#firstworldproblems). But not when this street thug, potty-mouth chef, makes it seem tough, necessary and outlandishly ridiculous to do otherwise.

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Now you can bake a pie in the shape of Pi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Self-confessed eater of desserts Garrett Heath has an industrial engineering background. So it makes sense that he’s created a Pi-shaped pie pan for geeky bakers to make their own Pi pies. As he confessed on his Kickstarter page, ‘Ever since I learned the formula to find the circumference of a circle, I have longed for […]

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Vegetable-themed art installation by Peter Pink

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Potatoes and cucumbers with sunglasses are positioned in various public spaces, waiting for a reaction from the public. Vegetables are staged, wearing pink glasses, some sun bathing, others protesting, and some confronting the ‘Cucumber Police’. Combining art with food and urban interventions, German artist Peter Pink (who describes himself as ‘clueless inventor’) presents a comedy […]

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Botanical Cuisine: Raw, vegan delights in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Something that I’ve been really looking into lately is eating raw and vegan. I mean, I could never do it full time (I like ALL food way too much), but I think incorporating more raw and vegan products into my diet is a good idea. Luckily, there’s an awesome Melbourne company called Botanical Cuisine which […]

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Sure, eat your sushi, but fight off this shark first

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 6 August 2013

When there’s no room in hell, the sharks will, er, eat our sushi. Good thing we have these things called ‘chopsticks’. Makes it easier for us to wrestle our food from sharks like the feisty humans we are!

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