Nifty Fifty

The most recent issue of Observer Food Monthly was a great way to reflect on some of the amazing places and people I’ve met through work that have also made it into the The OFM 50, 2014

Here’s just a handful:

#19: High-rise dining, and the view from Sushisamba on the 38th floor of Heron Tower

#21: Claude Bosi’s power lunch at Hibiscus

#24: Aged basmati rice from Arun Kapil’s Green Saffron

#30: Wild Muntjac biryani at Gymkhana

#36: Mayfields and their artful dishes such as octopus, smoked eel dashi, and green asparagus

#39: Gochuchang, here with radishes and sesame at The Clove Club

#49: Alessandro Palazzi at Dukes Bar


I coulda been a contender

Fresh tuna auction, Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo, Japan

Fresh tuna auction, Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo, Japan

I was a tad disappointed not to make the finalists of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014.

But anyway, I made the shortlist with a ‘commended’ in the Food For Sale section for this image of the fresh (as opposed to frozen) tuna auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

Fresh tuna command a premium over their frozen counterpart and sell for upwards of US$10,000 each.

Check out the shortlisted entries. What great company to be in.

Here’s to next year…