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Walnut, Thyme and Fig Vino Cotto Cookies

Walnut, Thyme and Fig Vino Cotto Cookies

These walnut, thyme and fig vino cotto cookies were a giant experiment. Made entirely from scratch and a recipe I made up myself, I wasn’t sure how they’d go. Turns out years and years of baking prepared me for this moment. These cookies, which just […]

Panzanella Salad with Caramelised Red Wine Vinegar

Panzanella Salad with Caramelised Red Wine Vinegar

For a delicious and healthy meal or side dish, try this panzanella salad with caramelised red wine vinegar. Recently I was sent a very exciting selection of vino cotto and vinegars to try from Vintage Valley Reduction Sauces. Of course this sent me on an immediate mission […]

Breakfast at Duck and Waffle London

Breakfast at Duck and Waffle London

I’m going to be completely honest – when we showed up at Duck and Waffle London, it was nothing at all like I was expecting. I guess I jumped to conclusions after hearing the name and had not done research other than flip through TOAST […]

Ed Smith’s Sweet Potato and Rosemary Hash-Rösti

Ed Smith’s Sweet Potato and Rosemary Hash-Rösti

This delicious Sweet Potato and Rosemary Hash-Rösti recipe is another side dish from Ed Smith’s new cookbook On the Side. As you’ll have seen in my recent review and chat with Ed, and as you may have guessed from the title, On the Side is a cookbook […]

Ed Smith’s Red Rice with Beetroot, Feta and Wild Oregano

Ed Smith’s Red Rice with Beetroot, Feta and Wild Oregano

You might remember the other day, we had a chat with Ed Smith, food writer and chef, about his brand new cookbook, On the Side. Now, we’re lucky enough to have a recipe for one of these scrumptious side dishes straight out of the cookbook – red […]

On the Side Cookbook Review + a Word with Ed Smith

On the Side Cookbook Review + a Word with Ed Smith

Recently, I was sent a review copy of the On the Side cookbook, a brand new book from Ed Smith, a UK-based food writer, blogger, chef and now cookbook author. On the Side is a compact and very good looking cookbook filled with 140 different […]

Dinner at The Ledbury, Notting Hill

Dinner at The Ledbury, Notting Hill

During our honeymoon adventure around England, B and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at The Ledbury Notting Hill. Recently ranked number 27 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The Ledbury is run by head chef, Brett Graham, who is, we’re proud to say, Australian. […]

Kristina Yenko’s Top 5 Food Photography Tips

Kristina Yenko’s Top 5 Food Photography Tips

Recently, Canon Australia ran a photography series called THE LAB – MENU, which was designed to ‘flip food photography on its head’. Essentially, the aim was to run an experiment that asked “what would happen if food photography featured everything but the food itself? Relying on […]

Julie Goodwin’s Banoffee Pavlova Roulade

Julie Goodwin’s Banoffee Pavlova Roulade

Another new cookbook to hit the market this month is Julie Goodwin’s latest – Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook. Julie Goodwin is Australia’s very first Masterchef and one of our best-known home cooks. She’s also the author of a number of her cookbooks and this very pretty […]

Chef Goldblum’s Jazzy Snags or That Time I Met Jeff Goldblum

Chef Goldblum’s Jazzy Snags or That Time I Met Jeff Goldblum

If you’ve been paying attention to the internet lately, you might have noticed that Jeff Goldblum was in Sydney yesterday handing out free sausages from the back of a food truck dubbed “Chef Goldbum’s Jazzy Snags”. He was in Wynyard Park while I was in […]


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If you’ve been paying attention to the internet lately, you might have noticed that Jeff Goldblum was in Sydney yesterday handing out free sausages from the back of a food truck dubbed “Chef Goldbum’s Jazzy Snags”.

He was in Wynyard Park while I was in a meeting but thanks to a good friend of mine, I had a sneaky heads up and managed to make it down to Circular Quay for his second stop of the day. I raced down with some friends from work straight after said meeting where we found Chef Goldblum’s Jazzy Snags parked right near the MCA. It was here that saw Chef Goldblum in the fresh, took a few photos and gratefully accepted a sausage sandwich from the hands of Jeff Goldblum himself.

Chef Goldblum's Jazzy Snags

Needless to say, I was more than just a little bit excited. Keeping my cool in the line was no easy feat, and thanks to this segment on Sunrise, you can witness me grinning like a crazy person for yourself.

AYDIE meets Chef Goldblum

These was quite a crowd, but thankfully we got there early and didn’t have to wait too long.

Crowd for Jeff Goldblum

Jeff (we’re on a first name basis now) was super nice and so willing to pose for photos and chat to everyone that stopped by. I asked him what he was doing in town and he told me he was filming for a movie. That’s all he’d say for the time being, so watch this space…

But how about Chef Goldblum’s food?

The icing on the cake was that the food truck (actually The Fancy Banger) served up delicious sausage sandwiches. And the icing on top of that icing was the fact that it was free. Who said there’s no such thing as free lunch?

I wasn’t even planning to eat one (leftovers in the fridge, guys) – but you can’t refuse a sandwich handed to you by Jeff Goldblum and once I started, I couldn’t stop. There were three options but I ate whatever I was handed which turned out to be pork, veal and fennel sausage with grated provolone, homemade tomato sauce and mixed leaves. It was so darn good. The tomato sauce was thick and tasty – kind of like meatball sauce, so it felt like I was eating a cross between a sausage sandwich and a really good meatball sub. I loved every bite.

Chef Goldblum Jazzy Snag Sausage sandwich

My friend and trusted informant, featured below (and also on a bunch of news websites), had the same and enjoyed it just as much. Although, he was so distracted by making sausage jokes with Jeff Goldblum, he didn’t pay his sandwich the attention it deserved. Understandably.

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Fancy Banger sandwich

All in all, it was a really fun way to spend my Wednesday lunch time. To be honest, I’m not sure any future lunch times will be able to top it.


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Paul’s Famous Hamburgers, Sylvania

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