Adriano Zumbo

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© Katie Quinn Davies Right across the road from ‘Victoire’ on Darling Street in Balmain, is the bakery location of now infamous pastry chef; Adriano Zumbo. Adriano gained a mass following here in Oz for his ‘chocolate mousse cake’ which featured in the first series of Masterchef Australia last year. Due to the notoriety of [...]

Boulangerie Victoire

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All above photos © Katie Quinn Davies As briefly mentioned in one of my below posts, a fantastic element about the area I have moved to in Sydney; Balmain, is the vast array of gourmet shops right on my doorstep – bakeries, pâtisseries, butchers, organic fresh fruit/veg stores and delicatessens… It is a foodies dream [...]

Jack and Lulu Candy Stripe Drinking Straws

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© Jack and Lulu Image © Katie Quinn Davies A really cute new product from one of my favorite stationery producers in the U.S.; Jack and Lulu. I have followed this company since 2003 when I myself ran a greeting card company for a few years. I’ve always loved the simple designs which they apply [...]

Roast Pork Belly

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My (wonderful) Father-in-law; Bob Davies is a fabulous cook. Over the years I have lived in Australia we have often joked we should start up a restaurant together. You would too if you tasted his soda battered fish; sour cream pastry meatloaf or his spinach and ricotta cannelloni… *Drool* When I lived in Melbourne I [...]

Lemon & Lime Tartlet with Fresh Raspberries

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© Katie Quinn Davies

So after nearly a 10 month break away dealing with a multitude of various hoops life throws at you including; a house renovation, a multitude of personal and family dramas and an interstate move from Melbourne to Sydney, I am FINALLY getting around to updating my blog. (Siobhán, I know you’ll be happy Kicking off [...]

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