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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry: Lee Tran Lam quizzes chefs, critics, bar staff and other people from the world of food about their career highlights and lowlights, war stories and favourite places to eat and drink in Sydney.

Sep 16, 2012

Myffy Rigby's pathway towards being Chief Food and Drink Critic at Time Out
Sydney magazine was  not so obvious: she grew up as a vegetarian, dropped out
of school early and soon found herself producing kilos of batter a day for
Pancake At The Rocks. It took her a long while (and a few career detours) to
figure out that she wanted to be writing about food.

As someone who covers the most noteworthy places to drink and dine in this
city, Myffy talks about the upsides and downsides of being a food critic
(yes, there are downsides) and the most memorable meals she's had – the ones
at the greatest restaurants in the world and also one experience so violently
stomach-churning that it gives her a little post-traumatic stress disorder
just thinking about it. Myffy also discusses the Time Out Food Awards, the
Bar Awards, the secret identities she assumes when out reviewing and also her
favourite places to eat and enjoy a glass in Sydney (the ones she can talk
about, anyway).

Thanks to the excellent (and superhumanly patient) Alex Watts for producing
this podcast and FBi radio for lending us the studio space.

You can follow Myffy Rigby on Twitter <@myffyrigby> or pick up Time Out
Sydney every month from newstands.