All posts tagged: Eating

What’s a Street Food Festival like in Zurich? // Com’e’ uno Street Food Festival a Zurigo?

Sometimes when you live abroad, really far away, everything there seems to be absolutely amazing and it is, but that absolutely amazing thing, event or whatever, that seems so unique, may also exists back home or somewhere else in the world. That’s what exactly happened with the Zurich Street Food Festival, apparently something increasing in popularity that attracts a lot of people and that this year will have happened at least 3 times! We almost missed it because it rained for an hour or so just before going, but luckily we didn’t! Big but not too much, fancy but not too much, appealing, very well organised, with a great positive vibe and with actually a lot of Food cuisine to choose from, this was the Zurich Street Festival on Saturday night, which actually lasts for four days from the Thursday to the Sunday and that seems to be coming back in November (19-30.11.2015) I guess in a Xmas version maybe. So watch out for the dates. Already missing Asian food from living in Australia, we …

Rushing for Gold, Enjoying it for its Food & more: Ballarat!

It’s  been a while that I wanted to go and visit Ballarat. Why? Well, it is the symbol of the Gold Rush in Australia and it is where the Eureka Stockade took place. That is some important piece of history in Australia and an historic place just very close to Melbourne. It’s just an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, but you can reach it by train. I’d suggest to go by car as you get the chance to visit also the surroundings. A new museum has also just opened: M.A.D.E. – Museum  of Australian Democracy at Eureka. This museum proposes different views on democracy in the world, but most importantly sits on the site where the Eureka Stockade took place. This rebels action occurred in 1854 when the miners in the area started to claim their rights. This event in time is considered by some people as the starting point for Democracy in Australia. Its symbol is a blue flag, sewn by the miners wives, with the Southern Cross star. You can see …

Wandering around Melbourne CDB – where to loose yourself: lanes, cafès, …

Wandering around some of the lanes of Melbourne CBD is just a way of positively loose and recharge yourself. It’s an inspiring place! You suddenly think you are not in Melbourne, but in some busy little Asian lane or a Georgian/ Victorian elegant Arcade or a busy street full of cafes somewhere in Europe, with one of the greatest choice you could have. From Italian Style cafes to Sushi bars, Asian places, Fusion or International Flavour spots. Some are just beautiful to look at, some have a more ‘worn-out’ look, and you think that maybe a lot people have stopped by, a container for lots of stories. I don’t know whether this ‘stream of consciousness’ is actually the result of a meditation class I just tried out for the first time. If it is the enormous amount of oxygen that pervades my body, in a state of enhanced alert or what. But do check out these streets: – Hosier Lane, where you’ll find  great murales to look at and also 2 of the Movida restaurant. …

What is a ‘Friand’? It is delicious! / Cos’è un ‘friand’? E’ delizioso!

Today I learnt a new word. That’s the advantage of going outside and not sit at home,  you always learn something new! The word is friand, probably a French pastry or the Australian nane for a French pastry or some French name for an Australian pastry just to make it more appealing! 😉 this stimulated my curiosity, also because it is strange to learn about French pastry in Australia, bit in fact, as ‘Wikipedia Docet’ (= Wikipedia teaches), it is well spread in Australia and New Zealand. Here is what ‘Wikipedia’ says: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friand The friand is a small French cake, often mistaken for a pastry. It is popular in Australia and New Zealand.[1] It is usually made with almond flour and egg whites. It typically has additional flavorings such as coconut, chocolate, fruit, and nuts. It is baked in small molds, typically oval or barquette in shape. It appears to be related to the financier, though it differs in being larger and not using brown butter.[2][3] The French word friand, which means dainty or a …

Cavalli / Horses: Derby Day @ The Melbourne Cup, Saturday November 3rd

Finalmente è iniziata la settimana della Melbourne Cup! I Media già ne parlavano da un po’ e in generale c’era movimento in città e non solo per trovare il vestito adatto, nero e bianco i colori tipici del Derby Day, ma anche un copricapo appropriato. Sì perché ci sarebbe stata anche la Myer (la Rinascente australiana per intenderci) Fashion Competition per il miglior vestito. Per fortuna gli scatoloni sono arrivati giusto in tempo dall’Italia per ampliare la mia scelta in quanto a guardaroba e calzature, mentre il cappello, essendo un “must” e non possedendone uno adatto all’occasione, è stato un acquisto di Melbourne in una delle Gallerie di Little Collins St dove si scoprono migliaia di negozietti! Il mio l’ho trovato presso ‘Hair Addition’, Shop 44 The Walk Arcade, Melbourne, e le assistenti del negozio sono state molto gentili nell’aiutarmi nella scelta. Era la prima volta che avrei indossato un copricapo tipo Ascot, essendo l’evento simile alla famosa corsa di cavalli inglese, e quindi non sapevo bene cosa sarebbe stato appropriato. Volevo qualcosa di carino …

Some good food in Sydney this October / C’è solo l’imbarazzo della scelta per mangiare a Sydney ad ottobre

Durante tutto ottobre a Sydney c’è l’International Food Festival: Crave Sydney (1 – 31 Ottobre) http://www.cravesydney.com/ Come se già non si mangiasse bene in città 😉 Praticamente ogni giorno c’è un evento culinario, dai più sofisticati ai più semplici accessibili a tutti come gli stand di cucina asiatica in Hyde Park su Elizabeth St, i Night Noodle Market, dedicati alla cucina asiatica. Già nel tardo pomeriggio i giardini di Hyde Park si riempiono di gente, curiosi, affamati o semplicemente chi viene a bersi una birretta in compagnia. Ci sono poi tanti altri macro, ad esempio Breakfast at Bondi Sabato 14 ottobre, e micro eventi. Per sapere quali e prenotare, guardate sul sito! Buona fame a tutti! For the whole month of October Sydney is “Foodie” with Crave Sydney, Sydney’s International Food Festival (October 1- 31st 2012). It’s just another way to enhance Sydney’s or Australian passion for food or maybe to tell Melbourne that it’s not the only Australian’s capital of Food 😉 Who knows! You can choose whatever cuisine suits you best. Everything’s yummy! …