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Aug 7, 2012

The Power Index: who influences what’s on our plates?

It’s a topic Australians are hungry for: food.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

It’s a topic Australians are hungry for: food. Dominating our dinner party chatter, popping up in social media all day long and infiltrating our televisions and magazines, eating (or talking about eating) has become our national pastime.

“Wherever you go, the conversation you hear at the next table is about food,” Sydney’s most prolific bar and restaurant owner Justin Hemmes tells The Power Index. “When you sit in a pub or at a restaurant, the next table is normally talking about where they ate or what they ate and when a dish comes they are either taking a picture of it or they’re comparing it to somewhere else where they had a similar dish.”

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