Riley Wilson

food + travel + lifestyle writer

print sub-editor, the sydney morning herald - australia
assistant editor, melting butter - nyc
writer + editor, acorn mag - paris

previously:
digital producer (iPad, mobile, web), the sydney morning herald - australia
communications (australia), the global editors network - paris
interim editor + writer, broadsheet media - australia
sydney correspondent, smudge eats - australia
editorial experience, australian gourmet traveller & the walkley foundation - australia
contributor to various local and international publications

Portfolio

Restaurant Hotspot: East London Sydney
Posted by Riley Wilson on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 · Leave a Comment Modern Chinese above a pub: not necessarily the first thing Sydneysiders might think of for dinner. At...

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Restaurant Hotspot Find: Sasaki Sydney
Posted by Riley Wilson on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment If you weren't looking for it (or if you didn't know about it), you might be hard-pressed to find Sasaki,...
Future News Worldwide: 'Then, now, and always'
It started from a young age. It started with curiosity and passion, with questions and answers and a resolution to know the whole truth.
Bad Hombres
Toby Wilson doesn't want you to think too hard about Bad Hombre's menu. It's Mexican, but not as you know it; using flavour and texture as his guide, Toby creates seemingly...
The Art of Food
Why are we so fascinated by tiny polymer pancakes and pins shaped like soy-sauce fish? In September 2016, Google Doodle celebrated the 121 st birthday of Takizo Iwasaki. Known...
Tasmanian Oyster Industry Faces Debilitating Losses
The price of Pacific oysters will rise as a path of destruction continues in Tasmania. Tasmania's oyster industry faces a tough road ahead. Tests confirmed the presence of...
Restaurant Hotspot: The Boathouse Sydney - Melting Butter
When the sun sets over Sydney's Blackwattle Bay, it's a sight to behold ­- and there is no better vantage point to take it in than a window-side table at The Boathouse on...
The Editors: Jo Walker of frankie on Melbourne & the Future of Print - Melting Butter
Jo Walker, editor of Melbourne-based magazine frankie, radiates the kind of vibe that reflects the publication she edits. Her laughter is deep; her passion is evident; and even...
Brewing a Good One
The revolution is here, and it's in the form of loose leaf tea. Deep in the inner sanctum of Australia's biggest city, Sydney, the afternoon tea (or "arvo tea", as it is...
The tea trend of matcha
Matcha, the powdered green tea central to ceremonial Japanese tea gatherings since the 13th century, has featured in all manner of incarnations recently, but in Japan the...

food + travel

Arthur's Oysters & Seafood
Jason Wright didn't plan to open a restaurant in Australia. Formerly an executive chef, hospitality consultant, restaurant and hotel owner in the United Kingdom, the...
Behind the Scenes with: Matteo Zamboni from Jonah's
Matteo Zamboni is pretty fond of the view at Jonah's. Given it looks out over Whale Beach's pristine blue waters from a wall of windows, the view is hard not to love. But it's...
Mode Kitchen & Bar
Tucked away in the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Sydney is the CBD's latest culinary offering - Mode Kitchen & Bar. The moodily-lit space strikes an intimate balance with its...
Italian Wine & Food Festival Sydney 2017
Start with a bite for lunch - perhaps sausage and warm lentil salad from Bacco Osteria, or porchetta alla Toscana (slow-roasted pork loin, with crackling) from Balla. Maybe stop...
Sydney Tea Festival 2017
Corinne Smith wants to make tea sexy. And let's get one thing straight, she says: tea bags are not sexy. As the co-founder of Tea Festivals Australia (along with Renee Creer of...
What to Look Out for at This Year's Sydney Tea Festival
The Sydney Tea Festival will return to Carriageworks in August with fresh-faced stallholders and renewed focus on expanding Sydney's knowledge of the specialty tea scene....
Dinner, Dessert and Divine Design at KOI Dessert Bar, Chippendale
The Poernomo brothers like to play with textures. They like to play with your palate. And Reynold, Arnold and Ronald like to play with your dining experience. At KOI Dessert Bar...
1821
If you feel particularly comfortable when you take a seat in one of the oversized, white leather booths at 1821, there's a reason for that. As a part of Greek designer Dimitris...
The Return of Melbourne's Tea Festival
The Melbourne Tea Festival is a market of local and Australian tea vendors and makers, which features a selection of hands-on workshops. This year the festival is focusing on...
T Totaler Opens in The Galeries
Amber and Paul Sunderland of T Totaler beam when they talk about their tiny tea bar in The Galeries. It opened a fortnight ago, the result of a successful stint at The Strand...
Yu Sasaki Opens a Tiny Japanese Restaurant in CBD
Handmade tea vessels and sake bottles. Spoons, whittled from a single piece of wood by his 67-year-old father. Washi paper - with hay throughout - for wallpaper. It's all about...
4 Pines Truck Bar
There's nothing faux-industrial about this bar, inside a working brewery.
Cafe Find: Devon at Barangaroo Sydney - Melting Butter
Posted by Riley Wilson on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment With the closure of Devon's Danks location in late 2016 came the call to reincarnate the venue elsewhere....
Restaurant Hotspot: Bistrot Gavroche Sydney
Let's skip straight to dessert. It's worth considering the art of the Paris-Brest: a crunchy, sweet ring of pastry, filled with a hazelnut cream and its centre occupied with...
KOI Dessert Kitchen to Open in Ryde
If you've ever wondered how the Poernomo brothers' desserts are made, the answer will soon be made available to you. Classes will be a sweet addition to the dessert offerings at...
Yoga, Beats and Boys
For two days only, Ben Gould of Bondi House Yoga is bringing a new vibe to your yoga practice. Gould will host BOYS OF YOGA, an international project created by yogi Michael...
Toby Wilson's Travelling Taqueria Hits Artarmon
The nomadic chef behind Ghostboy has found a more permanent patch.
Stay Golden
Turmeric lattes are suddenly all over cafe menus and our Instagram feeds. But they've actually been around for a long time. We find out if the sudden adoration will last. It's...

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