Everyday Eats

Everyday Eats

Here’s one for the book collection. Today, the Sydney Morning Herald’s new publication everyday eats has been released. I’m one of the contributors who reviewed for this fantastic book, which is similar to the SMH Good Food Guide, but focuses on restaurants offering great meals for under $30. This book will tell you where to go and what to order in places you probably never knew existed, or restaurants you never thought to try. And the great thing is they won’t break the bank. It was very fun contributing to this book, and my congratulations go to my friend and editor Angie Schiavone, who did an amazing job of getting everyday eats on the shelves.

everyday eats is selling at bookstores and newsagents for $24.95 or for $20 for SMH subscribers (through
An iphone app is in the works and will cost $8.99


  • I’m so glad SMH has finally put something like this out. ‘Foodies Guide’ and ‘Good Food Guide’ are great but they often focus on places that are just not affordable for the vast majority of people. ‘Foodies Guide’ I found didn’t really give any indication of prices at all. Looking forward to checking this out, thanks for the tip!

  • Please continue with the non meat recipes. Lent is fast approaching and it gets difficult to plan meals for 40+ days
    that are vegetarian.

  • I bought my copy the day it came out…it’s BRILLIANT. Love the recommendations on good cheapie eats (esp round Parramatta where I live). Are you allowed to say which places you reviewed?

  • How about Recipes For Busy Revolutionaries? Good Eats To Eat On The Run, Literally. Light It, Taste It, Toss It. Or, Oh, The Things You Can Do With What You Might Find In The Pantry Of A Ruthless Dictator.

    And food for a celebration! You might come up with something. Those are some inspiring folks over there.

    On coffee, I picked up a can of Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi – Türk Kahvesi at my local Middle Eastern food store, Cafe Istanbul. The directions say to use a Cezve, and mix in sugar, and there’s frothing involved. I tried improvising but not owning a cezve and unsure of how to control my frothing once it got started, I held back, and it was not too satisfying a cup of coffee. Any advice? I just open up the can and smell it once in awhile. It’s very exciting, dangerous almost, and yet soothing, and music plays.

  • Erin. Do check it out. It’s great.

    Lau, thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. I agree. Something like this certainly has huge potential. People eat out at cheaper places more often, right?

    Hi Ed. Got it. More vegetarian. No worries 🙂

    Hi MelbaToast. Glad you liked it. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you which ones I’ve reviewed, but they’re the ones with brilliant writing 🙂

    Hi Frank. With more ruthless dictators’ pantries being more widely available, I think it could be doable 🙂 With turkish coffee, you can use a pot. It needs to foam 3 times. The foam starts going higher and so you need to take the pot off the flame temporarily until the foam returns to normal levels. Do this 3 times, leave it to settle (the ground coffee beans would otherwise be terrible on the tongue) and serve it in a small cup. Some people say it should be as dark as hell and as sweet as heaven. Hope that helps.

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