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Wine distributors from China visit the Barossa Valley
Australia’s food and wine industry is the next big thing in China
By Hamish McDonald
Our country is facing unprecedented levels of obesity; we’re told daily to eat less sugar, eat less fat, eat more good fat, go paleo, eat protein, drop carbs, don’t eat meat and so on. Do we need to analyse every mouthful or will moderation suffice?   Damon Gameau (director and star of That Sugar Film
The language of menus
By Aaron Timms
The last Aussie-themed pub in London
By Celina Ribeiro
When eating healthy becomes an eating disorder
By Oscar Schwartz
The live storytelling smash hit 5 x 15 returns to the Sydney Writers’ Festival with another dazzling line-up. Working without scripts, the five speakers have just 15 minutes apiece. In this excerpt, chef Adam Liaw looks at food stories: why they’re both unendurably boring and absolutely necessary. You
With The Third Plate, New York chef Dan Barber asks us to change the way we think about food. An early supporter of the farm-to-table philosophy, Barber now questions the ethos, which he argues cherry-picks ingredients and can be ecologically demanding. He now offers a solution for a more sustainable supply chain. He
Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price
By Richard Cooke
Cultures clash over pipis at Venus Bay
By John van Tiggelen
Close to a billion of the world’s population are overweight while 300 million are clinically defined as obese. Experts predict a rapid increase in these figures - particularly in industrialised countries. So, what is to be done?
The world must solve three food problems simultaneously: end hunger, double food production by 2050, and do both while drastically reducing agriculture’s damage to the environment. A discussion presented by Festival of Ideas, University of Melbourne
A sugar-cube replica of Rachel Whiteread’s Embankment (2005) © The Art Fund
Have we lost control of what we eat?
By Gail Bell
Michelle Garnaut in her Beijing restaurant, Capital M

© Michelle Garnaut

 
Her kitchen rules
By Linda Jaivin
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3The rapid rise in the global population combined with the predicted effects of climate change threaten to have a heavily destabilising effect on the...
AA Gill and Anthony Bourdain both love words almost as much as they love food, and neither hesitates to use them as weapons in their endless culinary quest for satisfaction, if not...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Food companies have contributed to the development of a food system that now provides adequate and safe food to billions of people worldwide. However...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Food companies have contributed to the development of a food system that now provides adequate and safe food to billions of people worldwide. However...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Food companies have contributed to the development of a food system that now provides adequate and safe food to billions of people worldwide. However...

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