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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,...
Home Chefs #12 - Watermelon and Radish Salad with Feta

Home Chefs #12 – Watermelon and Radish Salad with Feta

  Watermelon and Radish salad with Feta by Tucker Street Serves: 4-6 people as a side Time to prepare: 10 minutes   Oh so refreshing and super quick, this salad can be prepped ahead of time and sit pretty in the fridge until serving time.  Tucker Street recommends teaming this with Middle-Eastern marinated BBQ lamb chicken or...
Home Chefs #11 - Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw

Home Chefs #11 – Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw

  Char-grilled Corn and Peach Slaw By Tucker Street Serves: 4 people Time to prepare: 15 minutes   Our friends at Tucker Street have kindly shared this jazzed up summer slaw full of colour and flavour, and perfect for BBQs! A seasonal recipe, it makes the most of sweet summery peaches, is full of texture (crunchy corn kernels and...
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...
Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Travel: Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Food Mini Guide

Map of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges by DMR Tourism   Local. Seasonal. Handmade. Artisan. Foraging. Farm to table. There’s never been more focus on what we eat and where it comes from. The spotlight is shining on producers as brightly as ever, with menus regularly listing suppliers and awards specifically celebrating them. If there’s one...
Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Foodie Stuff: Springvale Gourmet Food Guide

Live crabs for sale at one of Springvale’s many seafood markets – image by Amy Martin   If living life to its fullest could be personified, Elizabeth Chong would be a pretty good example!  At 84 years of age, this energetic lady with sparkly eyes and amazing skin has been running Asian cooking classes for 54 years,...
Travel: Mornington Peninsula Food Mini Guide

Travel: Mornington Peninsula Food Mini Guide

  The Mornington Peninsula is Victoria’s original playground. Only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, its food and wine offerings are as well-known as its beaches and seaside towns.  There’s been a wave of new openings in the last year or so. Taking in some old favourites and some new ones, here’s our Mornington Peninsula Food...
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...
Social Enterprise Caterers Melbourne

Social Enterprise Caterers Melbourne

    Melbourne now has a great range of options when it comes to social enterprise caterers.  If you’re hosting or organising an event you might like to consider hiring a caterer where the proceeds truly go to a worthy cause. Here is a round of up of social enterprise caterers in Melbourne truly making...
Foodie Stuff: Dandenong Gourmet Food Guide

Foodie Stuff: Dandenong Gourmet Food Guide

Baker Andrew Lipiszko with a freshly baked batch of Polish pretzels   I’m not much of a television viewer but one of my guilty TV pleasures is watching foodie shows. Right at the top of that list is the locally produced Food Safari hosted by Maeve O’Meara. Not only is Maeve genuinely excited by food...
Review: Bistro Thierry

Review: Bistro Thierry

Prix Fixe entrées: freshly shucked oysters and Steak Tartare   The best kind of friendships, are the ones that remain unchanged despite time apart. In my opinion the best restaurants are the same. Bistro Thierry forms part of an old group of restaurants for me that are at the core of the kind of places...
Review: Sezar Restaurant

Review: Sezar Restaurant

I first dined at Sezar on my birthday last December. I had heard of this new Armenian restaurant which had taken over the location of the Canary Club on Melbourne Place. It ticked all my boxes – hidden down a Melbourne laneway, tapas style allowing me to try multiple dishes and a cuisine I hadn’t...