Consciousness
Conscious Christmas Gifts

Conscious Christmas Gifts

  Christmas is such a special time. I love the traditions and the excitement that builds in the lead up. It is also a time where people seem to embrace this concept of giving. When I was in primary school, the festive period was a time when we were also made aware of others less fortunate than...
Native Australian Bush Food

Native Australian Bush Food

Quandong – image source: theleafstore.com.au   As an Australian I feel like I should know more about native Australian bush food. It feels wrong that I know so little about the produce that literally grows in our backyard. So, in my latest overview food piece I’m focusing on native Australian bush food. I prepared all...
Travel: Masseria Potenti

Travel: Masseria Potenti

1. Chiara, you and your family own Masseria Potenti, a boutique hotel in Puglia, Italy. Could you tell us about the property and its history? Our Masseria is a hidden resort in the heart of Salento, Apulia Italy. It is housed in a sixteenth century Masseria (farm house that you can find only in Puglia and in some...
Foodie Profile #30: Cultivating Community

Foodie Profile #30: Cultivating Community

Peta Christensen of Cultivating Community on the far right at a recent event   1. Peta, you are the Food Systems and Partnerships Team Leader at Cultivating Community. Could you tell us more about what Cultivating Community does? Cultivating Community is a small Melbourne based NGO working in the areas of urban agriculture and community...
Gasworks Arts Park Farmers Market

Gasworks Arts Park Farmers Market

Fresh local apples at Gasworks Arts Park Farmer’s Market – image by Naomi Owen   Once a month on a Saturday morning, Gasworks Arts Park wakes up peppered with white tents, sheltering an array of organic and biodynamic produce. Flocking to these tents are happy Melbourne foodies and their pets – indeed the ratio of...
Foodie Profile #29: Edible Flowers with Flowerdale Farm

Foodie Profile #29: Edible Flowers with Flowerdale Farm

Rocket flower is a popular savoury variety – image credit: The Weekly Times Farm Magazine In our latest Foodie Profile, we chat to edible flower grower, Lauren Richardson of Flowerdale Farm. We ask her about the process of growing edible flowers, her journey in the industry and the history and growing trend behind edible flowers....
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...