CHEF RYAN DUNN

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Dear Foodies

Thanks for visiting my page!

When I’m not running around the kitchen I will introduce you to my world of food with topics that matter to me as a chef. The industries public image has evolved so much over the last 15 years and it’s easy to imagine chefs living glamorous, crazy, fun lifestyles. I will try to be as honest as possible with readers while discussing topics and ideas that come from personal experience – showing the awsome the bad and the ugly.

When not cooking or eating I’m either thinking about food, trying not to eat food or reading about food. So here I am, not cooking or eating but deciding to share my thoughts and opinions on a topic I love..

So please enjoy tales from the hot side of the pass, i encourage comments and commentary on the blog posts. Also if you feel a connection or can relate then share my stories & your thoughts with the world.

Best,

Chef Ryan

 

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A LOVE LETTER TO THAILAND

A LOVE LETTER TO THAILAND

If food was ever so integrated into a nations identity then it's most visible in Thailand. Food carts, hawkers and local eateries are the mortar that binds Thailand together, to walk through local areas in Bangkok or rural food markets is to immerse yourself in smells...

“There is nothing ordinary about food – it’s complicated, it’s simple, it stirs memories and often brings back feelings of immense joy. Food will either nourish your body or destroy your health depending on your lifestyle. Complete cultures are based around food and its relation to our lives over the centuries. As humanity evolves so do our expectations of food and the dining experience” 

Who is Chef Ryan?

… When he was a kid he wanted to be a professional skateboarder or a rock star. That’s it.

” I was born in one of the only countries cursed with nearly no history of food – Australia. Im definitely not saying that native Australians don’t have  there own cuisine only that their expertise was in foraging and hunting, rather then developing cooking styles or recipes like the Chinese or Italians. Modern Australian chefs today can all learn from the skills of the native Australians, foraging and open fire cooking has gone full circle with the world realising that flames, smoke & ash are real flavour in themselves.

Australia makes up for its short culinary history by producing some of the most amazing natural products on earth. It doesn’t matter how you look at it, Australia is the “Garden of Eden” when it comes to fresh produce. “

Professional Chef

Cooking my way around the world including Norway, Russia, Australia, Thailand and Hong Kong. With Stints in the Netherlands, Amman, Greater China and the Philippines.

Opinionated Foodie

Meaning I have my own strong opinions on the subject of food, restaurants and eating, It definitely doesn’t mean i’m always right.

Wannabe Writer

Im not highly educated and I’m barely literate, but there is something satisfying about putting my experiences and words on paper or digital…or whatever.  

Latest Articles

A LOVE LETTER TO THAILAND

If food was ever so integrated into a nations identity then it's most visible in Thailand. Food carts, hawkers and local eateries are the mortar that binds Thailand together, to walk through local areas in Bangkok or rural food markets is to immerse yourself in smells...

IT’S IN THE STARS

Ok before we get started I want to make one thing clear, I have nothing against food guides or the amazing chefs that are awarded Michelin stars. I have friends and colleagues who hold or have held stars, they are influential and talented chefs producing delicious...

SMOKE & MIRRORS

How do you measure success in the culinary world? Is it about the dining experience, flavor, creativity and skill or is the cash still king regardless of what enters the dining room? Should it be based on critical acclaim and Michelin stars or only what coin remains...

The Cost of Kitchen Life

It's the impossible balance of personal time and professional life, how to keep them from becoming the same thing or simply allowing them to co-exist? Cooking is a profession that consumes the participant, a never ending process limited only by your desire. No chef...

You Know Nothing About Food

You Know Nothing About Food

AUSTRALIAN They say you are what you eat, well this could not be more true of Australians who are generally a little bit of everything. Take me for example I was born in Australia, my mother was Canadian and her parents are from Germany and Hungary. My father married...

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