Finalist for Shoot the Chef 2009

I just got an email tonight from Fairfax Media telling me I am a finalist in Shoot the Chef 2009.

All the finalists will be displayed in Sean’s Kitchen at Star City from the end of September. Some prints will be appearing in the special edition of Good Living 29th September. I have also been invited to the launch of Sydney International Food Festival at Star City where the winner will be announced … and if last year is anything to go by, the food is utterly fabulous! I am so pleased this entry made it through, as it is really a restaurant close to my heart. So get down there and show your support and tell Dominic I sent you:)
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Title: The Art of Schnitzel
The iconic restaurant, Bill and Toni’s in East Sydney has been serving Sydney siders for at least 35 years. I met Nick, their Head Chef and spent a couple of hours talking to him about what he does there and watching him work. He has amazing hands and a quick smile and shared some great stories with me. I really wanted to focus on the famous schnitzels they prepare by hand on a daily basis.

It’s 4am and Nick is explaining to me how he cuts the schnitzel. He is actually unaware that I am taking his photograph as the camera is at my hip.

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