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© Susan Hardjono

Flavours of Sydney 

Over 120 restaurants, bars and hotels
with their signature recipes

Edition 2

Design & Art Direction

Hardback Published April 2017
Smudge Publishing

Pages 591 | 250x275mm

This large format hardback features a french fold dust jacket map featuring the locations of the restaurants and bars found inside, wrapped around a secret illustrated hard case.


Sydney-born and New York-based creative, Irene Feleo was commissioned to create a set of illustrations highlighting the exciting places to dine and tourist attractions to see throughout the harbour city, that help to organise the book into chapters by region.

"Susan was an awesome art director to work with throughout the Flavours of Sydney project. She was very clear and efficient with her communication, which, working remotely overseas, was a refreshing quality to bring to the table. The briefing process was specific but also left a lot of room for me to contribute my own creative input – making the whole project a truly collaborative endeavour. I appreciate her eye for detail and overall enthusiastic attitude and I look forward to working with her in the future!" – Irene Feleo

Blurb —

Sea, sun and spectacular food: the elements that make Sydney's lifestyle the envy of the world. Beyond the glamorous surface of the harbour city is a thriving food culture that draws inspiration from around the globe, as well as our own backyards. The flavours of native fruits are highlighted by European techniques, while local seafood is prepared with an Asian twist.
From the northern beaches to the southern shires, the chic east to the vibrant west, you'll find creative cafes, incredible restaurants and quirky bars. Explore the city's impressive dining scene and recreate the chefs' signature recipes at home - your culinary adventure begins here.

Illustrated by Irene Feleo. You can read my Smudge Eats interview with Irene here