Consciousness
Melbourne Food Stores and Grocers

Melbourne Food Stores and Grocers

The delicious baked goods at Stocked – image by Jen Curcio   Melbourne is a blessed city for foodies. We are so spoilt with fresh local food in our markets, cafe’s, restaurants and stores. However, one of our contributors Amelia Harris, recently pointed out that despite this abundance, specialty food stores in Melbourne rarely receive an adequate...
Foodie Profile #28 - Basil Natoli

Foodie Profile #28 – Basil Natoli

Basil Natoli – image by David Shen   1.  Basil, you are a teacher, gardener and activist. Could you tell us about your journey and work in these respective areas? Of greatest influence I am sure was experience and exposure as a child to my grandfather’s garden at Black Rock, the regular family gatherings there and...
Review: Tucker Street

Review: Tucker Street

Tucker Street Steak tacos with coriander salsa and feta A few weeks back, we were gifted (very generously) a food delivery from our friends, Tucker Street. Our guest contributor David Shen, also the recipient talks us through his experience below and what you can expect if you use the Tucker Street service. JC x  ...
Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Foodie Stuff: GiveaFork Specials

Yardmill in Toorak is a participating eatery for GiveaFork   As you would have seen in my previous post, this month I am taking the #grexy challenge for Sustainable Table’s GiveAFork initiative which promotes a better and fairer food system. Over 100 restaurants have come on board nationally and are featuring a GiveaFork special for...
Foodie Profile #27 - Tamil Feasts

Foodie Profile #27 – Tamil Feasts

Dori (former team leader) with Sri (left) and Nirma (right) – image by Marianne Mills   Tamil Feasts is a Melbourne based social enterprise that supports recently settled asylum seekers through the celebration of food and culture. Serving up traditional Sri Lankan fare prepared by Tamil men currently seeking asylum in Australia, these thrice-weekly feasts provide these men with...
Foodie Stuff: Give a Fork 2016

Foodie Stuff: Give a Fork 2016

  As most of you know at DC we are strong supporters and practisers of consciousness. We love local, being sensible about how we impact the environment and have started asking the restaurants we review about this too! We are very close to launching our first food guide which focuses on this exact notion, more...
Event: YUME Hour

Event: YUME Hour

Katy Barfield – founder of the YUME App with some of Melbourne’s best chef talent   For longer time readers of DC, you will know I am very passionate about supporting social good and sustainability initiatives. Over the last few years I have observed with much interest and joy, the growing education around food waste,...
Review: Gewürzhaus

Review: Gewürzhaus

  Gewürzhaus is the type of shop that foodies fall in love with the moment they step through the door, possibly even before as they glare at the goodies that await them beyond the window. In essence, Gewürzhaus is exactly what it translates to from German, ‘spice house’. The stores I have been to (Hawksburn...
Event: The Great Local Lunch

Event: The Great Local Lunch

  The great people at the Sustainable Living Festival are putting on a special lunch this Valentine’s Day but you can’t buy tickets, you have to win them! The Great Local Lunch will be a ‘crowd farmed’ feast of  freshly picked and foraged Victorian produce, cooked up by Melbourne’s most celebrated chefs – what’s not to...
Event: Melbourne Tomato Festival 2016

Event: Melbourne Tomato Festival 2016

  Finalmente ragazzi, it’s back – one of Melbourne’s newest and most exciting food festivals, The Melbourne Tomato Festival will be returning for an even juicier line up than it’s inaugural event last year. Sourcing bottles, early mornings to the market for tomato buying, tomato juice stains everywhere…as a former contributor to countless tomato making...
Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Social Food Projects and Events Melbourne

Social Food Projects and Events Melbourne

  Are you a fan of eating and dining with purpose? Fantastic, so are we! Here is a round up of some inspiring social food projects and events in Melbourne that allow you to enjoy your experience twice by offering you a fantastic meal/drink that goes to a deserving cause. JC x   NEW! The Social...