Tot's wedding cake ready to serve at Meroogal. Photo © Scott Hill for Sydney Living Museums
With love in the air for Valentine’s Day and the flurry of ‘yes’ responses to marriage throughout the community, Sydney Living Museums’ Unlocked magazine (circulated to SLM Members) has a strong focus on romantic unions. Unsurprisingly, our interest in weddings turns to celebratory breakfasts and cake. Continue reading
Detail of an advertisement for steam kitchens from Paxtons Philadelphia Annual Advertiser, 1819.
The sweltering days we’ve had recently have put me in mind of a cook standing in front of a roaring open fire. So with that in mind, (drum-roll please) – it’s time to introduce “The most compact, clean, and best cooking apparatus in the whole world!” Continue reading
Detail of view of Elizabeth Farm by A G Foster. State Library of NSW
Its that time of the year again, when the Bunya cones are falling – or at Elizabeth Farm at least the husks! Continue reading
Paul Bocuse. Photograph (c) by 'Jarvin'. Source Wiklipedia, used under Creative Commons licence.
Last week saw the passing of one of the giants of gastronomy – Paul Bocuse, who died aged 91. Continue reading
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectra lathami) Photo Graham Winterhood 2017 via wiki commons.
While the now ubiquitous native ibis – affectionately (??) known as ‘the bin chicken’ – has made its mark as a Sydney icon in the delightful Alphabetical Sydney Creative Lab at the Museum of Sydney, the ‘brush’ turkey is enjoying its own share of media coverage, as it encroaches upon inner Sydney’s suburbs… Continue reading
Jelly-filled oranges. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums
If you’re after some last minute inspiration for your festive tables here are a few of our favourite entertaining and edible gift ideas from our recipe archives and Eat your history book. Continue reading
Christmas cake from Dolly Youngein's 1912 recipe. Photo © Jacqui Newling for Sydney Living Museums
The once ubiquitous fruit cake, which was available by the slice at the counters of many a tearoom, cafe or corner shop – may become a Christmas-time only indulgence. Continue reading
The Christmas Fare at Hyde Park Barracks Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums
If your year has been as busy as ours and December has suddenly reminded you that Christmas is looming, our annual Christmas Fare at Hyde Park barracks is bound to bring joy, with lots of entertaining and gift giving solutions. Continue reading
The Cook and the Curator is turning five! Continue reading
Cocktail cabinet, veneer with cubistic marquetry design by P E Kafka, c1947 (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences collection) on display in The Moderns. exhibition, Museum of Sydney, 2017. Photo © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums
This weekend is your last chance to see The Moderns exhibition at Museums of Sydney. We thought we’d celebrate its last huzzah! with a cocktail or two, inspired by the stunning Paul Kafka inlaid cabinet in the image above.