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About Allen

Journalist and PR guy who loves living in Perth with its fabulous food and wine and wide open spaces.

What The Bao dishes from the Inglewood on Beaufort St Markets.

Markets a revelation in world food

The world of food has come a long way since I was a youngster -- with peas and potatoes making way for bao buns and Tex Mex.

Western Australia Food
3 days ago
Emu and Saltbush.

Meat pies, prawns .. what is true Australian food?

Foraging chef Paul Iskov wants Australia to develop its own style.

Cooking Food
About 1 month ago
Albany at the heart of Taste Great Southern has plenty of accommodation to be discovered.

Searching for Great Southern holiday accommodation

With a swag of Perth people eyeing off the spectacular events at Taste Great Southern in March, thoughts turn to where to stay.

Western Australia Food Drink
About 1 month ago
The Sunset Balcony at Sunset Wine provides a great spot to watch the sun go down.

WA finally takes advantage of sunsets and wine

It's taken a few years for WA to start taking advantage of its beautiful coastal sunsets, but it finally seems to be coming of...

Western Australia Summer Music Food Drink
About 2 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Top Indonesian chef Chandra Yudasswara will be cooking up a secret storm for Taste Great Southern.

Celebrity chef set for a Secret Affair in Great Southern

Take one of Indonesia's top chefs, provide him with the best produce of WA's Great Southern and ask him to put together a...

Indonesia Western Australia Celebrities Food
About 2 months ago
A beautiful setting for a picnic or a meal and a great night of music.

Swan Valley winery perfect for a twilight concert

Upper Reach Winery, already a favourite spot for a tipple, gets even better in summer when it runs four twilight concerts.

Western Australia Wine Drink Music
2 months ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Vet and former Amazing Race contestant Sally Yamamoto-Smith and her dogs Rokit and Nitrous.

Dogs and markets a great mix

Making sure puppies grow up to be market-friendly dogs.

Drink Food Dogs Western Australia
4 months ago
(Love & Relationships)
Judges at the 1986 awards, John Hanley, Ern Skinner, Robin Day and Viv Thomson.

No more growing pains for WA's premier wine show

From humble beginnings, a truly great Wine Show of Western Australia has grown.

Western Australia Wine Drink
5 months ago
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UnWined Subiaco will offer an opportunity to taste some of this year's award winning WA wines.

Taste so many award winners at UnWined Subiaco

Many of this year's newly minted wine award winners will be showcased at UnWined Subiaco. Plus, click through to win tickets.

Western Australia Wine Drink
5 months ago
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