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Friday 16 August 2013
Culture Featured Food

friday foodie: breakfast, or something like it

Freya Dumas
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  I’ve written about my conflicted relationship with breakfast before: love the food, but find it difficult to eat. One thing I didn’t mention in my previous post is that I’m also quite the Western breakfast traditionalist. At home it’s usually toast, porridge, or yoghurt. Out it’s normally Eggs Benedict or French toast. I also…
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Friday 26 July 2013
Food

friday foodie: spaghetti squash

Freya Dumas
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Like a lot of people, I love me some spaghetti (so much so that I’m willing to sacrifice talking like a grown-up).  But like a lot of people, if I find myself eating too much of it, I have to wear the things in my wardrobe that are “blousy” or empire-lined. I don’t just like…
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Friday 5 July 2013
Food

friday foodie: what to do about breakfast when you can’t handle it?

Freya Dumas
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I’m not big on breakfast. Don’t get me wrong – I’m big on breakfast foods. Like a lot of people, I could eat pancakes and bacon at any time of the day (and often have). Breakfast for dinner is one of my favourite “I-can-do-this-because-I’m-a-grown-up” perks, and I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve…
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Thursday 20 June 2013
Featured Get Involved

support “the ride: east coast” and Headspace

Freya Dumas
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We at Lip are huge fans (and media partners!) of crowdfunding website Pozible, and without them we likely wouldn’t have been able to publish some of our editions of lip. One of Pozible’s current top-rating projects (that has under 50 hours to go!) is ‘The Ride: East Coast’. The proposed project is a documentary, starring…
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Friday 7 June 2013
Food

friday foodie: disaronno

Freya Dumas
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My best friend Fiona and I have a predisposition to drinking Soco Amaretto Limes when we are together, thanks to a song of the same name that we were obsessed with when we were 18. It’s a mixture of  liquors we don’t usually drink: Southern Comfort and Amaretto. It’s served on the rocks with a…
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Friday 24 May 2013
Food

friday foodie: sydney’s ocean room

Freya Dumas
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  Degustations, once seen as a complete luxury, are fast becoming a staple in many menus, and are seen as something accessible for diners with time to spare. And just what are degustations? They usually consist of eight or more small courses, designed to give you an appreciation for the Chef’s signature dishes and the…
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Friday 10 May 2013
Food

friday foodie: nespresso

Freya Dumas
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I’m going to admit it: when Nestle released Nespresso machines a few years ago, I thought they were going to be a fad. They seemed convenient, but surely people would put away their pods in return for the ritual of their own espresso machine, right? Or return to the even less quick fix of instant?…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Get Involved Health

white shirt day: why do eligible australian women forgo regular pap tests?

Freya Dumas
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If you see plenty of women wearing white shirts today, it’s because it’s White Shirt Day. White Shirt Day was launched by OCRF in 2011 (with help from Witchery, and madison editor Lizzie Renkert), in order for all Australians to show their support for women suffering from ovarian cancer. And why? One woman dies of…
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Friday 26 April 2013
Food

friday foodie: champagne and sparkling wine

Freya Dumas
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Last fortnight I wrote about being bewitched by an intoxicating champagne at Ananas Bar & Brasserie. After all, who isn’t swept away by a Gatsbyesque fishbowl of French champagne? Coco Chanel definitely was. She once cheekily remarked, ‘I drink champagne on two occasions. When I’m in love, and when I’m not.’ But unlike the matriarch of the…
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Friday 12 April 2013
Culture Featured Food

Friday Foodie: Cinq à sept

Freya Dumas
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  The French are renown for many wonderful things  – Roquefort, champagne, Giselle, Olivier Martinez… I also have a theory that anything sounds better in French. Case in point: ‘voulez vous coucher avec moi’ sounds much more seductive and thrilling than the somewhat needy ‘will you sleep with me?’ Just like ‘c’est la vie’ sounds…
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Friday 29 March 2013
Food

friday foodie: hot cross buns

Freya Dumas
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Easter-time. Chocolate, Cadbury Creme Eggs (they deserve to stand alone). Hot Cross Buns. Those are the three most important things about the day, right? Even if you have other priorities, chances are that a hot buttered Hot Cross Bun is definitely an indulgence you have one or twenty times over Easter. I thought it would…
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Thursday 28 March 2013
Food

recipe: popolo’s fregola pasta with saffron & suckling pig ragu

Freya Dumas
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  Perhaps thanks to the popularity of televisions shows like My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, and the rising profile of chefs into celebrities, many Australians are now identifying themselves as foodies. The exposure to cooking shows and iconic chefs has made high-end dining no longer daunting, and words like congee, carpaccio, and chantilly have entered…
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Thursday 7 March 2013
Get Involved

Sydney, do you GIVVA FORK?

Freya Dumas
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If you live in Sydney and enjoy the eclectic dining scene, but sometimes find it difficult to narrow down what choices you will make (Thai! Polish! Mexican Street! American Diner! Organic Vegan!), why not let your charitable impulses lead your stomach? An initiative called ‘GIVVA FORK’, created by Dominic Greenwood,  has launched in multiple Sydney…
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Wednesday 19 December 2012
Culture Featured

christmas theme week: tips on having an ‘Orphan Christmas’

Freya Dumas
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This year will be the first time in four years that I’ll spend Christmas Day with my immediate family. It’s not that we have ever been estranged, or that we’re not a particular loving or sentimental family, it just worked out that way due to work hours and travel plans. However, earlier this year, my…
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