Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Grounds Sydney

The Grounds, Alexandria, Sydney

Parmesan and Lemon Baked Chicken Goujons with Salsa Verde Dipping Sauce

Buttermilk Chicken, Walnut, Tarragon and Watercress pizza

Italian Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Tomato and Egg Pizza

Chocolate Frangipane Plum Tart

Last week I did a shoot at a new coffee house in the suburb of Alexandria in Sydney. ‘The Grounds’ is opening next Monday (April 2nd) and what can I say about the building and fit-out other than it is utterly STUNNING…

When I walked into the building last week early in the morning with all my gear, I was blown away at what an amazing job is being done here. There’s an incredible industrial feel to the place what with it’s beautiful sparkling subway tiles; pristine white glass and wood cabinets lining the walls in abundance; exposed vents and Edison light bulbs hanging over tables and perfectly positioned around the interior. Solid wood tabletops are treated with beautiful typography and overall there is a fabulous feeling of perfected attention to detail with a great contrast between the old and new; crumbling bricks from the old building sit alongside sumptuous leather banquettes, plants hang overflowing from exposed shelving alongside rows and rows of (gorgeous!!) vintage American milk bottles and old scales and lamps.

It’s always reassuring (and in most instances a rarity over commonplace) to see a business owner showing this level of respect for design, branding and marketing. I hope this business soars for him and his team. Ramzey Choker is the said entrepreneurial owner and food importer and he’s teamed up with Jack Hanna ~ barista extraordinaire to build The Grounds. Never to-date have I witnesses (and enjoyed) coffee made with such passion.

I was asked to take some food shots by Folke (the fab Communications firm in Paddington) before the grand opening as the team were still putting the finishing touches to the interior coffee-house and adjoining exterior gardens, so regretfully this time I was unable to get full shots of the building ~ ladders and workmen don’t always make for the most beautiful photography ;) but what a stellar effort to all who are involved to get The Grounds ready and shining for it’s grand opening next week. It’s going to be huge and from what I witnessed it’s going to be one of the hottest locations in Sydney once open, especially too did I mention the exterior garden area which is utterly lush with an abundance of veggies, flowers and fruit which is a perfect play area for kids; a stunning party venue or client function area (complete with bar area) and or a wonderous place to enjoy a Sunday brunch with friends.

Overall it’s just a magnificent site which has been designed and fitted out to suit a plethora of events and needs. I can’t wait until it opens to get back with friends to savour more scrummy food and superb coffee.

A former warehouse and pie factory, The Grounds is now a coffee lovers heaven and venue for hire.

Rater than me rambling on here, you can read all about The Grounds here and check out their website which will be going live very soon.

One of the dishes I shot whilst there was an amazing chicken schnitzel with a tangy and vibrant salsa Verde dipping sauce. Taking on board some of your comments from my last post re. healthy options, I thought it would be a nice idea over the past weekend to rustle up my own version of this recipe – albeit, oven baked chicken to cut back on the calories. This is a healthy alternative to deep or shallow frying breaded chicken and a great mid-week dinner idea for kids. The salsa Verde is more of a take on a more traditional recipe as I added in some ingredients I found in my fridge which I had leftover from other recipes, i.e. the green capsicum etc.

I’m also including this week some pizza recipes and a fab chocolate plum tart. These were all recipes I was considering to use in an upcoming editorial I am doing with a Sydney mag but felt they’d be good options for blog recipes. I could eat pizza every night – I adore it, and I love making them too, one of the best pieces of kitchen equipment I have ever bought is a pizza maker. Initially I balked at the notion of owning one as I saw them as very ‘gadgety’, but I find them one of the handiest and time saving pieces in the kitchen. They’re not expensive (approx. $120) and make pizza-making super quick and hassle-free. Obviously if you don’t have one, you can use a pizza stone in a regular oven.

On an end note, thanks again SO much for all the wonderful, insightful comments on the blog from my last post re. what you’d like to see from a functionality point of view on the blog when I start having it re-designed. All your words have been well read now and the re-design has started officially. I am going to draw a winner from a hat on Friday for the Christine Manfield ‘Tasting India’ book (or which I now have a signed copy from Christine here at my studio :)

Next month’s book is a signed copy of Kylie Kwong’s ‘Simple Chinese Cooking’ photographed by Earl Carter. To win this signed copy simple leave a comment below letting me know your absolute favourite Asian dish – be it Chinese, Thai, Japanese etc etc, let me know your thoughts below. Also can you let me know your location and no Anonymous comment please :) I have an all Asian inspired theme coming up after my big USA posting (that’ll be up end of May when I return from the States so all you photo contributors don’t despair – I will be using piccies i haven’t forgotten about you or them :) and I’ll have a wonderful giveaway from a top Japanese kitchenware company who supply the top restaurants of the world with knives and kitchenware – stay tuned!

As ever thanks for reading.

Katie x

121 Responses to “The Grounds Sydney”

  1. che meraviglia! le tue immagini mi fanno sempre sognare! complimenti davvero :)

  2. March 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Wow – amazing pics, I love the rustic feeling in them! :-)

  3. March 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

    What a stunning post Katie! The Grounds looks like an amazing mecca of fresh food and quirky nature. The chooks look so much like ours .. Isa Browns. Making the chicken goujons tomorrow with hopefully the frangipane. Loved every single recipe :-) Thank you!

  4. March 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

    What an fantastic athmosphere and the food looks so delicious. I could imagine going there. ;o) Please, The Grounds, open up a filiale in Liassol, Cyprus. Please, please.

  5. March 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

    OMG…breathtaking as usual. I want a coffee from The Grounds right now, love your work Katie :)

  6. March 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Absolutley stunning, thank you for sharing so much beauty!!

  7. March 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

    you never fail to amaze me!! this is out of this world!!! loved every single picture here!

  8. March 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

    All the wonderful textures!! Looks like an amazing place to visit, hopefully it won’t be too popular so I can still afford to eat there :)

    My favourite ‘Asian’ dish has always been Singapore Noodles yummy and I am in Newcastle, Australia

    Looking forward to your book and new blog design :)

  9. March 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

    What a fantastic post – I love your images!

  10. March 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

    really amazing athmosphere!
    Thank you for your posts! love it

  11. March 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

    incredible photos, everything looks amazing. especially love that pizza with an egg on it.

  12. March 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Stunning post, as always! The grounds looks amazing and I have to say I really miss Sydney for cafes like these…
    My favourite Asia dish is Banh Xeo, especially if it’s my Vietnamese mother-in-law making it! I’m writing from Perth, W.A.

  13. March 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Amazing photos as usual… very inspiring. I look forward to visiting The Grounds on my trip home next year!

  14. March 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! That pizza looks delicious. My favorite Asian dish is Pad Thai or any stir fry I make at home.

  15. March 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    If he place is as phenomenal as the pictures would indicate it’s going to have a very long and successful career. Looks wonderful!

  16. March 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Stunning pictures! :) My favorite asian food is definitely Phở bò kho, which is a traditional vietnamese dish. It’s a variation of Phở. When I visit my family in Saigon I always make sure to get as much as possible in a local street stall.

  17. Caitlin
    March 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I wish they had cafes like that in Singapore! It looks fabulous.
    Living in Singapore I get lots of great Asian food, but I think my favourite is Xiao Long Bao, delicious soupy dumplings. Served with fresh ginger, soy and black vinegar – yum!

  18. March 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    What gorgeously delicious offerings you’ve brought to us today, Katie!
    The pizzas look so great.
    That one picture of the cup of coffee, the milk bottle and the large expanse of brown table: that one is just framable.

  19. March 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I’m speechless…

    what a nice place and yummy food!
    You captured a very nice atmosphere! Loved the pics… and those green cups! I want one for me!

    Excellent post Katie!
    Greetings from Argentina

  20. March 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    omfg looks fantastic!

  21. March 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Stunning post, Katie! The chocolate frangipane plum tart will have to be made soon :) Subscribed to Delicious e-mag just to see your monthly feature… was not disappointed when I got the latest issue. Keep up the superb work!

  22. March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    wow, I want to pack my bags and visit right now. The Grounds looks like they nailed it!

  23. March 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Beautiful photos Katie! I’m a huge fan of your work all the way from the Philippines!:D

  24. March 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    LOVE these photos!!! Stunning!!!

  25. March 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the amazing photos and a peek into your corner of the world!

  26. March 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    so beautiful! (and makes me want pizza…)

  27. March 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, absolutely stunning photography, and delicious-looking food to boot. Thanks for sharing!

  28. March 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Lovely photos and amazing recipes..thanks for sharing! You do such great work :)

  29. March 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    endlessly scrumptious and gorgeous~

  30. March 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Another beautiful post, love the chocolate frangipane tart!

    My favorite Asian dish is definitely Dim Sum. Unfortunately it’s very difficult, almost impossible, to get in Germany.

  31. March 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I am drooling! So yummy.

    ♥ sécia

  32. March 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Your photos and posts are always so beautiful – it makes me want to be in Sydney!
    My husband and I love asian food with a passion and feel a bit deprived of it after moving from San Francisco to Sao Paulo, so I’m looking forward to your all Asian inspired theme! My favorite asian dish is Samusa Soup from Burma Superstar in San Franciso.

  33. March 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    i’m just blown away about your photography! AWESOME! thanks for this lovely post, i’m always eagerly awaiting them… xo

  34. March 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful work as usual Katie! So inspiring.

  35. wyattsandfionasnana
    March 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    My daughter, Jenny Andrews, from in Atlanta, GA USA turned me on to you last year. Your photos are amazing and make me want to make every dish!!!! Good luck with the cookbook and I will definitely purchase when available.

  36. March 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    2 favorite Asian dishes:
    - Uni nigiri (Japanese)
    - Tea leaf salad (Burmese) – if you know anyone who makes this here, let me know!

  37. March 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing. You seem to find the most amazing places. The food looks awesome and makes me want to cook. I’m looking forward to your cookbook.

  38. March 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

    My eye was sucked in by that smoked salmon sandwich (at least I am pretty sure that’s what that magical dish was). But then it kept going and going, and each dish got better and better.

    And now, even though I’ve had dinner, I’m ready for more food.

  39. March 27, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Hi Katie, beautiful post! I love the look of that plum tart. Will definitely give it a go. Have been trying to email about venison, when you have a sec could you get in touch? I wasn’t sure if I had the right address. Can’t wait to see the book! And congrats on Delicious, am just loving your pages.

    Best, Sophie

  40. March 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Stunning post of Grounds! My favorite asian dish is simple, Pho. I love how fresh it tastes with the thai basil, the sliced onion, the sprouts, the cilantro, jalopeno and beef or chicken, add a deep rich broth and I’m in heaven.

  41. March 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

    your photos, as always, look amazing, and the food, delicious. Just looking at it makes me drool.

    Favorite asian dish? So hard to choose! But I would have to say dumplings – specifically, Gyoza, or potstickers. lightly seasoned ground pork with garlic chives or suey choy, wrapped and then fried till crunchy on the bottom and steamed until soft on the top.

  42. March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Beautifully rustic, elegant and welcoming! I love your imagery and the writing because these are things I want to eat, experience and enjoy! As for The Grounds I hope to partake in some of these incredible foods once they open in the near future. Thanks for sharing these reicpes with us all :)

    Big favourite are Char Sui Bao, fluffy bread, sweet sticky filling and very messy fingers! My idea of a great Asian meal!

  43. March 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Katie-wish i lived in Sydney! I absolutely love dumplings (potstickers)especially ones stuffed with pork. I could eat them every day.

  44. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Really nice blog!Great cualitty of pics!

  45. March 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    These are all such beautiful photographs! Did it take you a long time to take all these photos? I bet you had a blast, that place looks great! I’ll definitely be visiting if I ever make it to Sydney!

  46. March 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I usually go through photo blogs and find a few photos of the series I like. I just went through this series, and I am in love with every. single. photo.

    You are so miraculously talented.

  47. March 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    wow, all the dishes look heavenly!
    beautiful series of photos as always and looking forward to trying out a few of those recipes
    x kat

  48. March 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm


    The way you created a sense of serenity with the photographs of the cafe made me very emotional. I’m also touched by your other bold images of seafood dishes. You always inspire me. Thank you for sharing your work!

  49. Sarah H.P.
    March 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Great post! I wish I wasn’t on the other side of the globe so I could attend the opening of The Grounds! For the giveaway, one of my favorite Asian foods is Cantonese-style chow mein noodles. There’s just something about the flavor imparted to the noodles from the seasoned woks that they’re prepared in! I’m from the US and love your blog!

  50. March 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Katie. I made your Seeded Irish Brown Bread from the Delicious article and was indeed delicious.

  51. March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Love the details at The Grounds – another amazing place making me want to hop around the globe and visit Sydney soon!

    There are too many Asian cusines to pick a favorite
    - I just love browsing the Asian markets in San Francisco for interesting ingredients – e.g. the other day fresh uni from Santa Barbara for a simple sea urchin pasta

  52. March 28, 2012 at 6:28 am

    With your Asian theme, have you thought of our (Chinese) dish of Mud Crab?

    I am part of the OMAH’S Malaysian Restaurant in Melbourne, and we have always been raved about how lovely our Mud Crab dishes are. Our most attractive flavour would be Salted Egg Mud Crab (salted egg is a tradition way to preserve/marinated Duck Egg). It also involves some chilli, coriander head… And without MSG, this is a kind of unique. ^_^

    Worthwhile to do some research on this dish perhaps?


  53. March 28, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I have been waiting with bated breath for this place to open…

  54. michelle
    March 28, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful post!
    One of my favourite Asian dishes would have to be Fish Amok (Cambodian). I’m from Brisbane, Qld.

  55. March 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    How gorgeous! I have too many favourites when it comes to Asian dishes – I’ve been collecting them ever since I moved to Oz 8 years ago :) . Hmmmm …
    Pad Thai? Laksa? Mochi? Edamame? Salt & Pepper anything?

  56. March 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I’m completely in love with your food and photos! These recipes all look absolutely incredible and I love making my own pizza so will definitely be bookmarking :-)

  57. March 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    *TheGrounds* look stunning, & can’t agree more how well designed it looks. If i’m lucky enough to visit Sydney this will be on *must visit* list


  58. March 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Sublime, as usual.

  59. March 29, 2012 at 2:57 am

    everything here is dee-lightful and dee-lish!

  60. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Hi Katie…I have been eagerly awaiting the opening of this most aesthetically beautiful eatery…thankfully it is just around the corner from where we live and I suspect we shall become regulars…I’ll post again to let you all know the outcome of our first outing…and I don’t even drink coffee!!! But your photo’s may just persuade me to venture back…thanks for the beautiful summary…Ann-Marie

  61. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! And wow! Simply stunning! I’m now inclined to be one of the first there at the door of The Grounds on Monday! And my fave Asian dish is Pad Ka Prao Gai! I love Thai! xx

  62. sami
    March 30, 2012 at 12:34 am

    My favourite asian dish was a soup I used to get at a store beneath my old work… it was just a broth with noodles, lots of crunchy veg like bean shoots, broccoli and carrots, and some crispy tofu on top. Yum! I was actually thinking about it the other day, and wondering how asian soup broth is so much yummier than regular broth. I wish I knew where to get/how to make a vegetarian broth, I’d eat it ALL THE TIME! :)

    PS I am in Perth

  63. March 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Such stunning photography. And you’re an inspiration. One day I hope to shoot like this. One day, Katie.

  64. March 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Beautiful photos, beautiful food, beautiful blog!

  65. March 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Beautiful post!! I loooove the pictures, they are fantastic as always. Chocolate frangipane tart looks amazing!!

  66. March 30, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Wow this place looks so awesome, love your shots! Can’t wait until it’s open

  67. March 30, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Gorgeous shots… the pic of the smoked salmon dish made me hungry! Can’t wait to try this place!

  68. March 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I love love love your pictures !

  69. March 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    God, your photos are so absolutely breathtaking. I really love the pizzas especially… they look so fresh and crisp. Gorgeous post, from start to finish.

  70. March 31, 2012 at 3:11 am

    You are insanely talented! I want to eat everything I can see on this post, and your whole site!

    Favourite asian dish would have to be Thai green curry. I try to space out my consumption of it, as I would hate to over-do it, but my lord it’s good! I’m from Perth, Australia :)

  71. March 31, 2012 at 5:59 am

    These images are extraordinarily beautiful. I can’t wait to try The Grounds!

  72. March 31, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Oh wow… the images totally sold it to me… Will definitely visit The Grounds! The rustic bread, the mouth watering pizzas… yummy!

  73. Anonymous
    March 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    WOW – can’t say anything else! Jamie Oliver meets Boston in Sydney! – Simply stunning! My partner and I live just around the corner……we can not wait!
    Holly Ivy Moore

  74. Ellie
    April 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    What a beautiful cafe! My favourite Asian dish is pad thai – especially from Saap Thai in Sydney which makes an amazing one with loads of egg and thin noodles. I am in Canberra.

  75. April 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

    for our honeymoon we went to thailand, which proved to be an adventure in food, especially for a husband who can’t eat much spice! We even took a cooking course there, which i highly recommend. Two of my favourites were penang and chiang mai curry, the latter was one i made in the course. I have yet to find thai food as authentic back here in canada, which is a good enough excuse to go back!

  76. April 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This is a great posting I have read. I like your article.

  77. April 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Delicious. Beautiful. I’m hungry after these goodys. Your work is grand!

  78. April 3, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Your work is so incredible. Really, I am always so moved when I look at your photos.

    My favorite dish is bolou ji pian – a sweet-n-sour dish made with ginger, pineapple and peppers. I was able to visit Tianjin, China several years ago, and a little restaurant near where I was staying served the best version of this. I ate it so many times. :)

  79. April 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Wow, what a post! There’s enough in here for three or four posts, thanks for cramming everything in! The place looks amazing, sadly I live on the opposite side of the world but at least there’s the recipes…

  80. April 4, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Gorgeous pictures Katie! I always leave your blog feeling inspired.

    The Grounds is nice and close to my house, so marking this for a birthday breakfast trip in April.

    Thanks for sharing.

  81. April 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Does Katie really eat all this?


  82. April 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I know what my upcoming pizzas-on-the-grill will be looking like ;P

  83. April 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    what beautiful pictures – i just had to comment, really they are stunning. My dad used to be a photographer and I’ve just got a camera – a proper one, so I can learn. Ive actually just made something called Filthy Brownie. Think cookie dough, rolos and brownie mix! The recipe, if youre interested, is here

  84. April 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Oh Katie these photos are wonderful! I’ve been saving to have a proper look at them once I got all my work done (finally)! Love the cafe-style shots on that wooden table. Will definitely check this place out soon. Your recipes look amazing as always!

  85. April 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    oh my, your blog is something perfect… i’m going to be lost in here!

  86. April 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Uma Feliz Pascoa para você!

  87. April 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

    ah, it’s so cuuute!
    makes me wanna fly there and spend the whole day, sitting, coffeeing and writing in one of the chair.
    beautiful place!

  88. April 9, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Can’t wait to try The Grounds. Will go this week! I will give the Chocolate Frangiapane Plum Tart a try this week. Love your blog. My favourite Asian Dish is anything Japanese. If I had to pick a style, it would be Kyoto style, kaiseki tradition and one plate would be Otsukuri – which is sashimi prepared in the traditional kyoto manner, as part of the kaiseki menu. It is served with some delicious pickled vegetables and often a glass of sake or shochu. I had it with a glass of umeshu (plum sake)

  89. April 10, 2012 at 2:32 am

    It’s not fair, how utterly gorgeous your photos are… You are amazing!

  90. April 12, 2012 at 7:42 am

    A gorgeous gorgeous post as usual. I always come to your blog when I am feeling a little low or tired of things and your photographs just lift me up and leave me smiling. You never fail to do so. So Thank you :-)

    Well, my favorite Chinese dish? There are too many to list here but right now its this vegetarian cool lettuce wrap with crunchy vegetables and crispy fried noodles.

  91. April 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I can’t get enough of your delicious photos. Gorgeous. I am now following you.

  92. April 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Wow. Have just discovered your beautiful blog….where will I stop? Help! The recipes in this post look absolutley lovely and I can’t wait to try several of them as soon as possible. Gorgeous photography. Maybe because I’ve just arrived I can’t see a reason to change the design…but I can’t imagine the new one being anything but beautiful.

  93. April 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    oops, absolutely.

  94. April 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

    O my god!!! It looks like a dream place! Do you know where in LA i could find this kind of place?

  95. April 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Oh Katie; your photos are mesmerising. No doubt you read/hear that all the time but truly, I’m in awe. Raw, emotive captures.

    Of course The Grounds look, as you say, stunning.

    So happy I found your blog. Delighted actually.

  96. April 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

    So cool!! <3

  97. April 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I’m moving to Sydney! Wish the Grounds were round the corner from me, on my small rock of an island home in the Med! At least thanks to your kind thought in posting up the recipes, I can do a homemade job and pretend I am there (in spirit I am!). I can live the place through your amazing photos!

  98. April 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    What a group of simply spectacular photos, loved them!

  99. April 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This post is amazing – as if I needed a better reason to pay a visit! Can’t wait.

  100. April 24, 2012 at 8:39 am

    A healthy recipe to start the day. Love your photo. It’s absolutely stunning! Looking forward to try them.

  101. April 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Good info! Thanks for sharing with us on your blog.

  102. April 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Very nice and interesting blog. I like it so much.
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  103. Anonymous
    April 26, 2012 at 5:18 am

    i cant go past simple dumplings, they are my true weakness!! im about 6 months pregnant, and have been to my local “hot pot” approx 1528 times (possible in this month alone!!)

  104. Anonymous
    April 26, 2012 at 5:22 am

    i cant go past simple dumplings, they are my true weakness!! im about 6 months pregnant, and have been to my local “hot pot” approx 1528 times (possible in this month alone!!)

  105. April 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Lovely photos. It’s absolutely stunning!

  106. April 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Love that cheese plate, it looks amazing…

  107. May 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    this place looks amazing!!!

  108. May 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Food. Art. Stunning.

    Pacific American Fish Co. |
    @PAFCO | @PetesSeafood

  109. May 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve just found your blog but I am most definitely in love with it!

    Stunning food photography.


  110. May 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Wow – amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

  111. May 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  113. May 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I’m just blown away about your photography! AWESOME! thanks for this lovely post, i’m always eagerly awaiting them… xo

  114. May 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Amen sister, your photos are amazing and now I am feeling the need to migrate from the south of France to live next door to The Grounds…thank you for the inspiration!

  115. May 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    non so se mi piace più il posto o il cibo…

  116. June 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Love your blog! Am about to move to Sydney myself and can’t help getting even more excited watching your photos! Thanks! :)

  117. November 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Love them all. Such a nice masterpiece.

  118. February 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    This is a one cool blog.

  119. April 19, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Love your pics. Really inspiring!

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