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North Korea or not, travel writing is nearly always a mess of political bias

North Korea or not, travel writing is nearly always a mess of political bias

Labor MP Tim Watts thinks a Honi Soit writer and his student editors should be "ashamed". But if we're looking to call out ideological travelogues, there are many more to choose from.

The secret to taking your mind off civilisation's inevitable decay

The secret to taking your mind off civilisation's inevitable decay

Afternoon tea is one of the most satisfying and direct routes to denying the horrendous state of the world.

Why do celebrity chefs have so much trouble in Australia?

Why do celebrity chefs have so much trouble in Australia?

Adriano Zumbo isn't the first household name to face voluntary administration. Is there something unique about the Australian hospitality industry?

The kind and curious legacy of Jonathan Gold

The kind and curious legacy of Jonathan Gold

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, is being remembered as the heartbeat of Los Angeles. That's true, but his iconic work influenced a new wave of eaters, thinkers and writers all around the world.

Want to confront the problems in hospitality? Let's deconstruct cafe culture

Want to confront the problems in hospitality? Let's deconstruct cafe culture

New union Hospo Voice and Victorian Labor are confronting wage theft in hospitality. But are consumers?

Inside the bizarre, tuna patty-filled launch of Mark Latham's new cookbook

Inside the bizarre, tuna patty-filled launch of Mark Latham's new cookbook

Alan Jones and Mark Latham launched their new book yesterday at an Indian restaurant to the confusion of diners, everyone else.

Tasting Australia (and Australia itself) has a 'great male chef' problem

Tasting Australia (and Australia itself) has a 'great male chef' problem

Adelaide's much venerated Tasting Australia will open with a disproportionately small number of women chefs celebrated. Is this a symptom of a biased industry, or is the festival culpable in sustaining the sausage party?

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.