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Eating with the AU: The Golden Sheaf Winter Menu - Double Bay (Sydney)

The Golden Sheaf is something of an institution in Sydney’s east but for this writer, hailing from the north side, it was an unknown quantity. My guest and I had ventured to the hotel to trial their new winter menu and given how much we enjoyed it and the warm atmosphere we’ll likely be returning soon.

Exclusive Video Feature: A-League All Stars Joshua Rose and Storm Roux explore the Italian Food of Sydney ahead of Juventus F.C. match.

Food & Lifestyle on the AU review spends the day with Joshua Rose and Storm Roux - Defenders from the Central Coast Mariners - who will be playing as part of the A-League All Stars squad against Italian side Juventus F.C. in a special showcase match on August 10th at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, 7:30pm.

Eating with the AU: PJ Gallagher's Irish Pub - Leichhardt (Sydney)

Criminally, there aren't many restaurants around Sydney where you can really settle down and enjoy hearty Irish fare. This is especially unfortunate during winter, seeing as there is nothing better than digging deep into Irish cuisine while enjoying a creamy smooth guinness. PJ Gallagher's has you covered for this, with several pub venues across the city, offering everything that's great about a cosy, friendly local pub, as well as a focus on traditional and satisfying Irish pub grub.

the AU fashion: Jeanswest debuts new denim looks in time for Jeans for Genes day

With the recent 21st anniversary celebration of Jeans for Genes day, it's looking like many are going to get involved when the big day rolls around Friday 1st August (tomorrow). Renowned brand Jeanswest is the official denim partner for Jeans for Genes Day in 2014, joining the party to help raise much needed funds for research into childhood diseases.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 30th July 2014

In this week’s issue: Mövenpick is set to celebrate Swiss National Day with a brilliant promotion involving free gourmet ice cream, we take a look at new Bondi dining option Mr. Moustache, a Beer & Pork pairing event at The Oaks in Neutral Bay, Monteith's takes over the taps at The Royal Albert Hotel, we look forward to Sydney Craft Beer Week, the Time Out Sydney Food Awards, and so much more!

Cooking with the AU: Candelori's Chitarra with Crab, Bottarga & Zucchini Flowers

World-class Italian restaurant Candelori's in Sydney suburb Smithfield has enjoyed a much celebrated refurbishment recently, retooled with a new menu and a new look that has food bloggers all over the city in a craze lately. The family owned business has kindly provided us with a few recipes to publish, here we have a very tempting dish of Chitarra with Crab, Bottarga & Zucchini Flowers. Give this easy-to-follow recipe a whirl and let us know how it turns out for you via our twitter or instagram. Don't forget to tag @Candeloris for some added culinary clout.

the AU interview: Matthew Carroll (Hortiman) and Kesava Commerford (GoToFitness) talk Eden Gardens, sustainability...

Eden Gardens - a one-stop shop for gardening, homewares and great food in Sydney's north - recently opened up an edible gardens pavilion to help the ever-increasing numbers of Sydneysiders who are growing their own food. We spoke to 2012 Young Horticulturist of the Year Matthew Carroll aka Hortiman and personal trainer and plant-based diet specialist Kesava Commerford from GoToFitness about Eden Gardens' mission, the growing trend in edible gardens for homes and apartments and the health benefits of growing your own food.

Win a double pass to the Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo in Adelaide!

Following unprecedented success in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo will expand its annual tour when over 150 incredible tattoo artists converge in Adelaide at the Goyder Pavillion, Adelaide Showground for the very first time from 15th to 17th August 2014.

Party With The AU: Colombian Independence Day Street Festival - Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)

The Colombian day of Independence is a joyous occasion. Colombians all over the world unite in celebration and spend a day enjoying their culture. In Brisbane, the much loved company Revelry Entertainment hosted a street festival to aid the celebration of this day. The Colombian Independence Day Street Festival featured gorgeous Colombian food, live entertainment and an atmosphere of fun that will never be forgotten.

Eating with the AU: La Condesa Cantina - Launch Night, Fitzroy (Melbourne)

Hola Senoras y Senores, and welcome to your slice of Mexico city right here in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne. La Condesa’s launch night was everything you would expect from an intelligently unique modern twist on traditional Mexican cuisine. I was met by smiling faces as I stepped inside the venue, and a friendly atmosphere with a refreshing lack of pretense was clearly evident.

Eating with the AU: The Swanson Hotel- Erskineville (Sydney)

Joining the ranks of fine dining in Erskineville, the newly refurbished Swanson Hotel is a major draw card to this little suburb! In a sentence, my review would be ‘Go, just go’.

the AU interview: Swamiji (Shiva School of Meditation & Yoga) talks meditation, happiness, and self-awareness

Originally a literature professor from New York, it was a life-changing episode when a gun was held to his head, which made Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda (also known as Swamiji) begin to question, what life was really about. In 1970 he began a spiritual quest that led him to India, where he studied with several great teachers, before accepting a life-long discipleship with Baba Muktananda whose ashram, many years later, would be featured in the Hollywood film Eat Pray Love. Living in Melbourne since 1992, Swamiji has dedicated his life to sharing these teachings with others. He established the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga in 1991, a non-profit organisation, and has published many books on meditation such as his bestseller “Happy for No Good Reason”. We had a chat with Swamiji to talk about his upcoming visit to Sydney for a free Satsang program and a Meditation Intensive; his thoughts on meditation and what it can offer; and more.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 23rd July 2014

In this week’s issue: Mary's Burgers comes to Sydney's CBD, Taste Orange @ Sydney returns bigger and better for 2014, The Winery Surry Hills presents the king of all wine tasting events,the Regional Dinner Series continues at Balla, Equitana returns to Melbourne, Mordeo Bar & Bistro holds "Jammin Da House", and so much more

the AU interview: Anjum Anand (UK) talks about Indian food, her book, misconceptions, travel tips, and more

Celebrated writer and chef Anjum Anand is often heralded as the Nigella Lawson of Indian cooking, and she certainly lives up to the reputation in her latest cookbook Quick & Easy Indian. Eye-opening to the often misunderstood and diverse cuisine, easy to follow, and beautifully illustrated, her book is essential for those eager to see the healthier, lighter side of Indian food. We caught up with Anjum to chat about her insightful view on Indian food, Quick & Easy Indian, travel tips for foodies looking to journey through India, and more.

Party with the AU: Jägermeister SPICE Launch Party at The Spice Cellar - CBD (Sydney)

To celebrate the release of Jägermeister’s newest product, Jägermeister SPICE, the drink that’s started (and no doubt ended) millions of nights, threw a launch party at The Spice Cellar replete with canapés and cocktails inspired by the new limited edition spirit, which is retailing now across Australia.