leetranlam This "Apple Crumble" might be my fave cake that I've tried from @textbookpatisserie so far ... I've been to this place 3 times in the last week! You can read my sugar-laced post about it on my blog (or hit the link in my profile, if you're curious). 8h

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leetranlam @purityring at The Metro. The only gig I've been to where even the light show got its own cheers. (The illuminated instruments they played were pretty cool, though - especially that massive gong-like drum that Megan had to get onto a ladder to strike repeatedly, and the blast of light that beamed out whenever she struck a hard beat.) #purityring 1d

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leetranlam Begin Again, #purityring 1d
  •   littlemaddi weren't they great! everyone should do the no encore thing 1d
  •   leetranlam @littlemaddi For sure! Everyone should follow @purityring's lead and not let things trail off with the encore charade and just end with a flat-out great song that blasts everyone away. 1d

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leetranlam Second round of @textbookpatisserie - hunted out the Jaffa cake & St Honoré for today's sugar fix. 2d

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leetranlam So much health. At the great @meccaespresso Alexandria. Now off to eat some cake! 2d

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leetranlam Pretty much the only shot I took of Blur where Damon Albarn's face is not a white blob. I'm not a Blur diehard, but I was really happy they played "Out of Time". There were people falling over themselves trying to get the attention of Jeremy Clarkson, who was watching nearby. I kinda felt a bit sorry for him that they wouldn't leave him alone. Then I remembered he called an Asian man a "slope" on TV & didn't really feel sorry for him anymore. 3d

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leetranlam This was so damn good. The shavings are from a $450 truffle that @analiesegregory found while out truffle-hunting and fell in love with - I think @instakrill 'adopted' it & they also use it in a truffle ice cream with candy apples. 🏽 on both fronts. 3d

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leetranlam Way better than eating Jatz out of the box at home in front of some bad telly. Thanks @analiesegregory for the vego-friendly cracker! 3d

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leetranlam Even though eaten under seedy lighting while alone at a bus stop, this made me incredibly happy - a radicchio, mushroom, sundried tomato, balsamic & mozzarella special from @la_piadina (one of my fave things in Sydney, when I can be bothered to hotfoot it to Bondi). Sweet, cheesy & all kinds of napkin-messing great. 4d

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leetranlam Pastry hunt: got the vanilla mint & strawberry cake from @textbookpatisserie. Been looking forward to @johnralley opening this place since @blackstarchris mentioned it on my podcast a few months back! Also got the caramelised pear & roasted walnut cake for the much-needed afternoon sugar hike. 6d

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leetranlam I don’t know how many interviews I’ve done in the last 15 or so years, but this podcast with @analiesegregory is one of my favourite-ever Q&As.
I got to talk to her about her time at Quay, her successful “Michel-Bras-stalking” efforts, and her spell at Mugaritz, which had enough drama for a daytime TV show (that’s what you get when you stick 24 stagiaires in one house!) and also the inventive work she got to do there (she managed to nail a dish that Mugaritz had spent 4 years trying to create, as well as some out-there experiments with growing mould). The interview is also great, because it includes lines like: “Analiese, you’re going to have to move your car, we’re going to blow up your car.” And: “OK, well I’m still alive, so now I can feed this to other people.” She also talks about her upcoming @funemployed.feed dinners with local culinary aces @lukeburgess77, @richhargreave, @giorgio_de_maria and special guests aplenty.
You can listen to the interview on iTunes (just search for our names) or download the podcast directly from the link in my profile.

Thanks Luke for the pic, Analiese for your time and Rich for teeing this up!
6d

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leetranlam Ordered the second-last pie by @andybowdy at @hartsyard! This was basically a Nutella bomb (the best kind of bomb), with cherry compote, hazelnut praline & a white-choc-dipped ball of coco ice-cream. Gonna miss going in & trying Andy's next-level and dimension-busting desserts at Hartsyard, but excited to see what he does at @underbellyarts in two weeks' time (plus, his other solo projects, too)! 1w

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leetranlam @andybowdy's last night at @hartsyard! This is the soft serve inspired by his super-popular peanut butter & banana sundae. 1w
  •   hanzgueco I feel @andybowdy you should have somehow should have done a "mic drop" soft serve. I don't know how,but well done and good luck. 1w
  •   leetranlam @hanzgueco I think his dessert menu has always been packed with mic-drops! It was so packed tonight, even at 10pm on a Sunday – loads of people in for his last night. I'm sure you'll be able to hear his next mic drops all the way in Paris! 1w

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leetranlam I'm not a beach person, but after the recent blitz of freezing temperatures, I'm pretty grateful for today's overdose of vitamin D. Thanks @boudist for the Redleaf detour (and I hope you post the photo of the family of ducks that fit together like the cutest version of Voltron)! 1w
  •   rapprapp I literally kept stopping tasks just to languish in the sun with my eyes closed! A+ weather 1w

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leetranlam Everyone was (understandably) trying to get into @pinbone today for brunch. Even Peter Gilmore was waiting outside on the sidewalk. This is the excellent pinpinbap - another one of a billion reasons to get in before Pinbone closes on August 2. 1w

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leetranlam Went back to @lotusdining at @thegaleries with @willreichelt, @crisdeal & @fatzymae to max out our stomachs. These were the deep-fried sticky rice balls that hid a jackpot of melted chocolate inside. 1w

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leetranlam Feeling pretty lucky that @underbellyarts asked me to pick their food line-up this year! So I'm really stoked that total legends @marysnewtown, @rising_sun_workshop, @andybowdy and @venuswholefoods will be feeding festivalgoers on Cockatoo Island during the August 1-2 weekend. @younghenrys will be running a gin & juice bar and Greenhouse will take care of your caffeine fix. Thanks to @elizasarlos and Lex Lindsay at Underbelly for making it all possible - and thanks to @nico54h for the nice write-up about it on @broadsheet_syd today! 2w
  •   rapprapp Nice one Lee Tran! Can't wait 2w
  •   underbellyarts LTL it's a special kind of heaven you've made, we can't wait! 2w
  •   leetranlam Thank you @nico54h for giving it a generous amount of spotlight! 2w
  •   leetranlam Thanks @rapprapp for your ultra-kind words. See you on the island! 2w
  •   leetranlam @underbellyarts Did we secretly synchronise the line-up to perfectly go with emojis?! Thank you for the ace opportunity, so happy we could bring together so many super-talented locals to take care of everyone's appetite! 2w
  •   leetranlam @paper_wren Thank you, that's super-nice of you to say! Hopefully you enjoy eating/drinking your way through the offerings at Underbelly! 2w
  •   amazingracer yu-umm. thanks for tagging me @paper_wren ... favourite island too 2w
  •   paper_wren @leetranlam oh I think that's a given! 2w

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leetranlam Thanks @georgeypants for the kind invite to check out @lotusdining at @thegaleries! These shiitake dumplings were pretty 🏽🏽. 2w

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leetranlam So given it's Bastille Day, I asked several French-savvy people to share their Paris dining highlights on my blog. So @hanzgueco, @merivale's @peter.doyle, @pinbone's @mikeeggert and @laurenloubate all singled out many of their favourite experiences in the French capital. See all their brilliant picks at theunbearablelightnessofbeinghungry.com. And thanks to @willreichelt for the gorgeous photo of Paris. 2w
  •   federicoz80 Great picture!!!! 2w
  •   lemonpiy So timely! Thinking of heading to Paris in a few months. 2w
  •   laurenloubate LTL! You say the kindest things! I'm so honoured to have been asked to contribute! Merci beaucoup, mille fois xx 2w
  •   leetranlam Thanks @federicoz80 - @willreichelt is pretty damn great with a camera. 2w
  •   leetranlam @lemonpiy So glad it might be handy for your next trek to Charles de Gaulle airport! The hard thing would be attempting any level of "restraint" when faced with so many next-level sweets. 2w
  •   leetranlam Thank YOU @laurenloubate for your spectacularly kind and amazing Paris tips. So thrilled you could have been a part of this. Thanks for making everyone enjoy the 20 arrondissements that much more! xoxo 2w

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leetranlam The very cool home of @recreationalstudio, which won @reglarkarchitect a residential (alterations & additions) honour at @institute_architects_aus's #NSWAwards. There's also a viewing room in this house, and it's such a cushy, dark, sunken pit of comfort that I'd never be able to leave if I lived here - you'd be so tempted to hibernate or binge-watch Netflix forever if you plonked yourself into that room. 3w

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