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Tori Haschka
Tori Haschka is a Sydney born food and travel writer. She's the author of 'Cut the Carbs!' and 'A Suitcase and a Spatula'
Her blog ; follows her quest to find the best way to eat, drink and be merry. You can follow Tori on Twitter at @torihaschka.

Entries by Tori Haschka

Ultimate Oscars Feast Inspired by the 2016 Best Picture Nominees

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 5:42 PM

Whether you want to recruit a group for pot luck, cobble together a small feast in honor of your favorite films or commit to making it all for the big night, here it is;

The ultimate 2016 Oscars feast, inspired by each of the nominees for Best Picture.

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Recipes Inspired by the 2015 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 10:09 AM

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Oscars Feast 2014

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:25 AM

Here it is, a full nine course feast, with each course inspired by one of the 2014 Academy Awards Best Picture nominees.

The only question left is, which one gets your vote?

For a trip down memory lane to year's Oscars Feast, go here


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Oscars Feast 2013

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 10:15 AM

Here it is, a full nine course meal, from snacks and cocktails, all the way to dessert and petit fours, with each course inspired by one of the 2013 Best Picture nominees.

The only question left is, which one gets your vote?

For a trip down memory lane...

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A Feast For A Royal Wedding Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 10:33 AM

Kate and William may be having a small, intimate celebration to mark their first anniversary -- but that's no reason to stop you having a proper feast.

Here's one inspired by the main players in their big day.

Links to recipes can be found below the slide show...

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Recipes Inspired By The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Films

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Some people have Halloween. Others celebrate Valentines Day with a bang. For us, it's all about Oscars. For the past seven years we have hosted an Oscars party.

We know the politics of the awards are fraught. We know all the cynical retorts. But there is something undeniably escapist...

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Oscars Recipe: 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' Vegan Black And White Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 9:20 AM


The film:


The reason:

When life is very hard, sometimes the best answer is cake. This New York deli treat might have come in handy for nine year old Oskar Schell; (explorer, jeweler, inventor, tambourine player and...

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Oscars Recipe: 'Moneyball' Truffled Popcorn Balls

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 9:19 AM


The film


The reason:

These are not baseballs. They're lumps of popcorn, a dusting of Parmesan and a lick of truffle, bound together like an island of misfit toys. It's worth noting; these do not contain real...

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Oscars Recipe: 'The Artist' Not So Silent Martinis

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 12:50 AM

An Oscars Best Picture inspired meal starts here.


These martinis pay respect to "The Artist"; the rumored front runner for this year's Best Picture.


The reason

To start with: the obvious. Like the film, it's black and...

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Oscars Recipe: 'Midnight In Paris' Coq Au Vin

(5) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 9:45 AM


The film:


The reason:

Gil (Owen Wilson in the best interpretation of chicken-legged Woody Allen since the man himself) believes there is nowhere finer than Paris, at night, in the rain. He and his fiancée Inez thought...

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Oscars Recipe: 'The Descendants' Poke

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 9:27 AM

The dish:


The film:


The reason:

Matt King is just trying to keep his head above water, what with his tempestuous daughters and coma-bound wife. As he's keen to point out to us, it might look...

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Oscars Recipe: 'Tree Of Life' Chicken Scotch Eggs

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 12:19 PM

The dish:


The film:


The reason:

Where does life begin and end? Where is mercy? Are they eating mince for dinner again? These are some of the questions that dog Terrence Malick's loosely plotted family drama/examination of...

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Oscars Recipe: 'War Horse' Carrot, Oat And Apple Cake

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 12:05 PM


The film:


The reason:

To be sure, there wasn't a lot of cake in the trenches of World War 1. And there certainly weren't many treats for the horses. This cake celebrates the highs and the lows...

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Oscars Recipe: 'The Help' Chocolate Pie

(25) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 11:59 AM


The film:


The reason:

Minny Jackson thinks fried chicken just tends to make you feel better about life. So does this chocolate pie. The social structures of 1960s Jackson Mississippi may be difficult for modern audiences...

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Oscars Recipe: 'Hugo' Twice Baked Cheese Soufflés

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 9:39 AM

The dish:


The film:


A story about an orphan boy who lives in the clocks in Paris' Gare Montparnasse station in 1930 and the magic of cinema. This Boursin soufflé does not stand in for Hugo because...

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Is This The Best Sandwich In The World?

(15) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 3:27 PM


There's every chance that the world's best sandwich is in Sydney.

You'll find it at Sonoma Bakery.

Here are the vital details. It holds meatballs -- plump like a cherub's cheek. They're a mix of ground pork and veal, so you...

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Why You Should Eat A Fish Taco Tonight

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 9:39 AM

To me, no food shouts 'I'm on holiday' louder than a fish taco.


The last time I ate fish tacos, I was here.


We were on a surfing safari in the depths of Baja. Over the course...

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8 Ways to Get the Best Out of a Breakfast Buffet

(54) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM

I've only recently twigged that making the most of a breakfast buffet is both an art and a science. Some people are very good at this. Sun Tzu has nothing on them.


To really tackle a buffet requires a proper...

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Royal Wedding Feast

(10) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 10:56 AM

No matter your feelings on the monarchy, it's always nice to see a young couple in love.

You may not be invited to Buckingham Palace for the festivities, but there's no reason why you can't have a proper royal feast to celebrate.

Whether it's a street party, a dressed up...

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Is This the Best Hot Dog in the World?

(646) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 12:10 AM

There's every chance that the best hot dog in the world is in Iceland.


It's called a pylsur.

Here are the vital details. It tastes properly of meat, not an indistinguishable blur of brown. The sausage snaps...

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