Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Exploring the roads of Bagan

It’s Valentine’s’ Day and I’m clinging on to my boyfriend. Not in a particularly amorous way, mind you – I was just trying to stay on my perch on the … Continue reading

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Dining at Cecconi’s

The first time I went to Cecconi’s Flinders Lane in Melbourne was for breakfast. That early in the morning, there were just two other tables occupied, so I had unparalleled … Continue reading

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Wishing for blue skies

Hello blue skies. How are you? I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet.  It’s been two endless weeks of grey skies and constant rain. The … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 10 Comments

Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two? Well first of all, the Happy … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 11 Comments

Ambience

Coming home after a long day of work to find dinner on the table, hugs from the Happy Gwailo and this for a view. Now that’s what I call ambience. This … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 10 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Anticipation

As we sit down to dinner – more often than not at the coffee table in preparation for whichever Netflix series we are hooked on at the moment – Leo … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dinner at the Little Snail, Sydney

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s December already. After a whirlwind trip back to Malaysia for a family event, the Happy Gwailo and I are settling in … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

New horizons

For the past nine months now, I’ve been working with a client in Melbourne. Since I’m based in Sydney, that means weekly travel to and fro. It’s been… not ideal, … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Relax (aka the perils of owning a boxer dog)

Loving my new neighborhood. A post shared by Penne Cole (@colepenne) on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:18pm PDT There’s no better way to relax than walking our dog Leo around … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 13 Comments

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments
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