David Dale (author)

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David Dale
Born1948 (age 75–76)
EducationSydney University
  • Author
  • journalist/travel writer
  • television commentator
  • lecturer
  • international correspondent
  • political reporter
  • radio broadcaster

David Dale (born 1948) is an Australian Walkley Award-winning author, journalist/travel writer, television commentator, lecturer, international correspondent, political reporter and radio broadcaster


Dale graduated from Sydney University with an honours degree in psychology before pursuing journalism. He writes on travel, food and popular culture for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, does media commentary for the ABC and teaches Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Dale created the satire column "Stay in Touch" for The Sydney Morning Herald in 1981 and edited it for four years before being appointed the paper's New York correspondent in 1986. He wrote The Tribal Mind media column for 20 years. He won a Walkley Award in 1984 for a feature called The Italian Waiters Conspiracy. He has also served as a political reporter for The Australian, a sub-editor for General Practitioner (London), features editor of "The Sydney Morning Herald", editor of The Bulletin and broadcaster for ABC radio and 2GB Sydney.


  • Coastline - The shared food of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain. Murdoch Books. 2017. ISBN 978-1-74336-734-6.
  • Anatolia - Adventures in Turkish Cooking. Murdoch Books. 2015. ISBN 978-1-74336-081-1.
  • The Art of Pasta. Penguin. 2011. ISBN 978-1-921382-28-4.
  • The Little Book of Australia - A snapshot of who we are. Allen & Unwin. 2010. ISBN 978-1-74237-211-2.
  • Buon Ricordo: How to make your home a great restaurant. Allen & Unwin. 2009. ISBN 978-1-74175-727-9.
  • Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen: The food of the Italian Riviera. Allen & Unwin. 2008. ISBN 978-1-74175-077-5.
  • Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir. Allen & Unwin. 2007. ISBN 978-1-74175-076-8.
  • Who We Are - A snapshot of Australia today. Allen & Unwin. 2006. ISBN 978-1-74175-087-4.
  • The Perfect Journey. Pan Macmillan. 2001. ISBN 0-330-36280-1.
  • The 100 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Italy. Pan Macmillan. 1998. ISBN 0-330-36083-3.
  • The 100 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Australia. Pan Macmillan. 1997. ISBN 0-330-36054-X.
  • Essential Places. Pan Macmillan. 1996. ISBN 978-0-330-35858-3.
  • The Obsessive Traveller, or Why I don't steal towels from great hotels any more. Angus and Robertson. 1991. ISBN 0-207-16991-8.
  • An Australian in America: First Impressions & Second Thoughts on the World's Strangest Nation. Salem House Publishers. 1989. ISBN 0-318-41611-5.
  • The Official Foodie Handbook - Australian edition. Doubleday. 1985. ISBN 0-86824-165-2.