Riley Wilson

food + travel + lifestyle writer

print sub-editor + digital producer, sydney morning herald - australia
assistant editor, melting butter - nyc
writer + former interim editor, broadsheet media - australia
contributing writer: smudge eats - australia & acorn mag - paris

editorial experience, gourmet traveller & walkley foundation - australia

contributor to various local and international publications

Portfolio

EXEMPLARS

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...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
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....
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...
Sticky Fingers Kitchen and Bar
An industrial-looking local with Thai-inspired brunch.
Mug Life and On It Burger Take Potts Point
Geoff and Kristi Bannister and Tony Plunkett have taken over the former Barrio Chino venue in Potts Point and opened a cafe-cum-restaurant. It's serving On It Burgers, Dr Dough...
4 Pines Heads (Further) North
On any given day at the newly opened 4 Pines Public House, you could come across bowling club retirees, young families with babies in tow, tradies from the job site across the...
JB & Sons Opens in Dee Why
After just under a year serving Dee Why locals all day, Buttercup is gone. JB & Sons opened in its place in late November. "It's a big thing to rebrand in your first year and we...
Bringing Back the '90s at Mug Life
Behind a heritage-listed building in Pyrmont, posters of Tupac and Biggie watch a basketball hoop. The hoop is part of the theme at Kristi and Geoff Bannister's recently opened...
Restaurant Find: Lucky Suzie Sydney
Zacharay Tan has a talent for synthesis. At Lucky Suzie Sydney, he combines the best of his other venues (Devon Cafe's cosiness, the style and creativity of recently-closed...
4 Pines Underground Opens in Manly
As part of three new openings over the coming months, the dining-focused 4 Pines Underground opened in the site formerly occupied by Out of Africa restaurant. It's directly...
A Cocktail Bar and Restaurant Opens in Crows Nest
In April, MediTrainean - a tapas train on Crows Nest's Alexander Street - opened without fanfare. In October, Blue Caboose opened behind the train in a flurry of blue tones,...
The Best Things to Eat at the Newtown Festival
Newtown Locals, which blossomed three years ago out of dissatisfaction with the culinary offerings at the annual Newtown Festival, returns on Sunday to represent the suburb's...

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