Intermission: Walking the walk, talking the talk

I go to a lot of cafes. I try and go to a lot of restaurants. A lot of other people do this too! I was very late to the food blogger game, so I don’t perceive myself as one even though I probably behave like one. I just simply like keeping my own blog about what I’ve experienced.

I don’t go to half as many places as food bloggers, so when I look at what they write about the food, and I compare it to what I can taste from my food, I wonder, am I doing it right? And that’s there my own cooking adventures come in. Every now and again I read up about hospitality, running a cafe/restaurant, and I also try and make the style of foods that I like! And then when things work, it makes me realise I probably do know what I’m talking about (most of the time) – I’m just not terribly confident with my own opinions – especially when it comes to my coffee palate. So my ultimate challenge and self-assurance I know what I’m doing? Cooking.

I base my cooking around my favourite cuisines (modern Australian/contemporary, Japanese) and whatever I find at the markets I visit. It’s highly seasonal and very much decided as I buy each ingredient. I only look up recipes if I need something exact (pastry, curd, tamagoyaki) and rely on my own eating experiences for flavour and cooking time.

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Restaurant Revolution ADL – 14 July 2015

It’s a little different from Masterchef. It’s a little different from My Kitchen Rules. It’s more like The Block. It’s a real pop up restaurant that you get to eat at!

I went on the first day it was open to the public, however have written this both before and after watching the first episode – so I now know that the Adelaide team are a set of chefs, so I feel my initial impression of the place matched the expected calibre of the contestants.

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