Online Food section launched as The Scene carries free Strathfield Good Food Guide

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Take a look at our menu bar and you will see a new and exciting edition to the line up of news and events.

Click on food guide - and enter a world of culinary delights from across the planet!

Welcome to Strathfield's thriving food community online - a new resource to help grow the reputations of our fabulous cooks and chefs, and attract foodies from across the city.

Ourstrathfield now has its very own interactive online food guide, a companion to the physical Strathfield Good Food Guide 2012 which will be given away free this weekend in the Scene newspaper.

The online site carries a dozen interviews, profiles and recipies from our best local chefs, and detailed directory of restaurants  - and you can rate them yourself when you try them.

The Scene and Strathfield Council are strong supporters of eating local and helping our vibrant food industry.  

The inaugural Strathfield Food and Wine Festival on the Town Square demonstrated just how strong our multicultural chefs are, from Korean to Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Middle Eastern.

Not to mention our cake shops, cafes, pubs and bakeries.

Our online guide will be specially referenced to be searched through Google and other search engines, so when residents  - our those elsewhere in Sydney - are looking for great cuisine, they will be reminded of Strathfield!

The physical guide will be available at selected restaurants, cafes and providores.

It was launched at the festival on October 23, when 15  stalls and a demonstration kitchen proved a big hit with a crowd of thousands.

Young and hip chefs from Seoul of Sydney and Adelaide master chef Jung Jae Lee were a major draw in the marquee where Crave Sydney director Joanna Savill was the MC.

They cooked , and the crowd ate their way through an amazing array of dishes, from fusion foods like tofu, kimchi and parmesan  to delicious seafood dumplings.  

Strathfield Scene publisher Peter Lynch launched the new 2012 Strathfield Food Guide.

"Strathfield has an amazing array of incredibly talented chefs from all corners of the world, including Korea, China, Vietnam, India, the Middle East and Japan.

"Our new online Good Food Guide includes interviews, recipes, listings under food types.  It also allows customers to rate their favourites, and will allow restaurants to promote special deals.

"We want to encourage people to come to Strathfield, and we want to encourage residents to eat locally and support their food industry.

"We hope that restaurants will respond to these great resources by supporting them with deals that make eating locally a no brainer!"

A degustation tour hosted by Scene reporter Bernadette Chua proved a big hit as it toured five local restaurants, stopping at each and allowing passengers to try the chef's specials.

Strathfield Scene editor and beer blogger Mark Chipperfield ran a beer master class, featuring everything from pale ale to stout.  He also launched the Sydney Beer Society.

Organiser Robert Gunn said it was too early to assess numbers for the Food Festival.

"We have a great new event template to build on for next year," he told Ourstrathfield at the close of the day.

Earlier, the Food Festival was officially kicked off by Cr Helen McLucas, who underscored the important of Strathfield's vibrant restaurant community to the economy of the area and praised the Council for organising and hosting an event designed to promote Strathfield's multicultural culinary heritage.

She thanked sponsors, who this year included Kia Motors, who manufacture the Kia Rio, one of which featured on the Town Square.

Federal Labor MP John Murphy and state Liberal Charles Casuscelli were also there.




Hi Ana,


Just an update on the plan of action for Sunday's delicious festivities. 


Please meet at the Strathfield Scene stall, located at stall 11 in the Strathfield Town Square.


The bus will be departing at 11:45am but please meet at the stall by 11:30am to get you and your partners name checked off. 


The duration of the tour will be three hours and we'll be heading around the municipality to sample some of the best cuisines Strathfield has to offer. 


If you are your partner have any allergies or are vegetarians, let me know.


If you have any other queries, please feel free to shoot me back an email or give me a buzz. 


Bring your appetite and looking forward to seeing you on the bus!


Kind regards,


Bernadette Chua

I am from an Italian background and i love food however i don't get the chance to venture out and try different food.

It would be amazing to climbing aboard the luxury bus for a culinary adventure with a guided tour and to taste some thing different at every stop...that's a mouth watering experience.

Hi Ana,

Congratulations, you have won a double pass to the Strathfield Food Safari!

The tour begins at 12noon sharp and the bus will depart from the Strathfield Town Square.

Please email your details to so we can update you over the next couple of days.

Looking forward to seeing you on the bus!

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