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the AU interview: Tracey Lister & Andreas Pohl on their latest cookbook 'Real Vietnamese Cooking'

Australian chef Tracey Lister knows the ins and outs of shopping, cooking, and eating in the incredibly diverse country of Vietnam; through her successful cooking school - the Hanoi Cooking Centre near capital's famous old quarter - Tracey regularly follows her passion to promote Vietnamese cuisine wherever and whenever she can.

the AU interview: Eugene Tan (Sydney) talks Canon Shine and the power of photography

Revered photography brand Canon Australia have amassed a group of select photographers in Australia which they have dubbed the 'Canon Masters.' Prominent Bondi-based photographer Eugene Tan deservedly stands in this exclusive circle, revered for his daily routine of documenting beach culture around the world. Many who live in the iconic suburb of Bondi also know him as the founder and owner of the gorgeous Aquabumps gallery.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Mother’s Day Special 2014

Your mum is a special person and she deserves to be celebrated. Sometimes though, it can be hard to pick the right way to celebrate her. We’ve compiled a list of delicious dining experiences that are sure to impress, as well as a couple of unique gift ideas and some recipes just in case you want to give her mother’s day meal a personal touch.

Cooking with the AU: Gourmet Garden's Baked Snapper with Chilli and Ginger

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.

A Mighty Fine Meal: The Sandwiches of Two Good Eggs - Surry Hills (Sydney)

Cruising through one of the inner-west's most iconic suburbs is never a boring day out; the suburb with hidden gems in almost every corner remains a hub for great coffee and even greater food. I recently discovered the much buzzed about Two Good Eggs and their exceptional sandwiches.

Drinking with the AU: Newtown Hotel Cider Fair - Newtown (Sydney)

The hipster haven that is Newtown Hotel was a perfect spot to host stalls from several cider brands, turning the showcase into a full afternoon fair complete with delicious pork & apple burgers and breezy folk music. There is something about cider which lends itself to a laid-back atmosphere, whether it's the fresh fruit hand-picked from all across Australia, or the clean, sweet taste of the finished product; cider is, and is looking to always be, the drink we run to when we want to relax.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Easter/Anzac Special 2014

Here at the AU we make it our aim to help you get the most fun you can possibly get out of each holiday. With Easter and ANZAC day fast approaching, we have listed some of the premium events and foods that we think will serve you well in the upcoming holidays! Happy Easter!

Cooking with the AU: Gourmet Garden's Raw Cacao and Ginger Drops

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.

the AU fashion: Stylebop.com throw lavish Coachella party

The festival itself wasn't the only party going on around Coachella time. With the first weekend of the iconic music festival done and dusted, we bring you images from a very special Coachella party thrown by luxury fashion online retailer Stylebop.com and hosted by DJ/model Harley Viera Newton and model/artist Langley Fox Hemingway. Think of it as motivation to head on over to Coachella next year!

Party with the AU: Bondi Hardware's Second Birthday - Bondi Beach (Sydney)

People from all over the world flock to the iconic Bondi beach during the day but have often tended to crawl back into the CBD come nightfall. Bondi Hardware is a crafty small bar-slash-restaurant which has bent that trend for the past two years, beckoning people to stay all day in one of Sydney's most popular suburbs.

Bring your passion into focus with 'Canon Shine'

Last week I attended the launch of a national initiative by renowned brand Canon Australia; a simple concept with the awesome potential to inspire millions around the world. The raw power of a photograph and it's ability to engage, promote, and encourage change is often so great that we tend to forget just how effective we can be in society. This platform entitled 'Canon Shine' is a campaign aimed at reminding us of the power we hold in our hands, and encourage us to make the most our ability to inspire change with the simple press of a button.

Cooking with the AU: The Tilbury's Parma Ham, Nectarine & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

Woolloomoolo's popular The Tilbury have recently appointed a new Head Chef - Elton Inglis - who is bringing his wealth of experience to introduce some very tempting changes at the homely venue.

Party with the AU: The Burger Book Launch - Federation Square (Melbourne)

What makes a former Intellectual Property Lawyer give up law and focus his energies on discovering Victoria’s best burger? The answer is quite simple: Love. Love of the burger, and anyone who relishes burgers in their many incarnations will understand Jimmy Hurlston’s passion; this quest to find Victoria’s best burger led him to writing a delicious, hard cover book, entitled The Burger Book and published by the folks at Smudge Publishing.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Monday 14th April 2014

In this week’s issue: It's a sober issue for the F&L news this week as there's no Drinks section, but there's plenty of food to fill that void. Check out the launch of the Goodtime Diner, celebrate the return of PaperPlanes' Ramen Nights, have a look at the latest judge added to the judging panel at the Appetite for Excellence awards, close off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Raffles' Pop-Up Showcase, and so much more.

Event Review: Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (13.04.14)

Who knew that Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion would become cult hits? That Doctor Who would be inspiring conventions fifty years on, that Japanese anime and manga would impact Western youth and that nerds and geeks all over the world would become the cool kids on the block? Perhaps in contemporary times the very people who don’t try to be mainstream are the ones who become hugely popular. We have become enamoured of those who are truly passionate about their interests because there’s a sincerity in that which inspires curiosity in a great number of us.