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Foodie Profile: Tessa Kiros

Foodie Profile: Tessa Kiros

  I was gifted my first Tessa Kiros cookbook in 2004. It was called Falling Cloudberries. The cover was so colourful and striking, just a snapshot of what was to be revealed in the book’s coming pages. More recently I spotted Tessa’ latest release, Provence to Pondicherry and was so enchanted by the recipes, travel and...
Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

STOCKISTS Melbourne for Conscious Foodies is currently being stocked at the following locations: MELBOURNE The Boroughs Store – 345 Lygon St, East Brunswick Safari Living – 579 High St, East Prahran Shokuiku – 120 High St, Northcote Auction Rooms – 103 – 107 Errol St, North Melbourne Rudimentary – 16/20 Leeds St, Footscray Candied Bakery...
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...
Event: The 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

Event: The 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

  For over two decades some of Australia’s leading gastronomers like Stephanie Alexander, Andrew McConnell, Barbara Santich, Joanna Savill, Cheong Liew, Matt Preston and Christine Manfield have been meeting, exchanging ideas and recipes, cooking up dreams and sharing meals at the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy. This December, Melbourne is host to the 21st Symposium of...
Foodie Profile #31 - Valli Little

Foodie Profile #31 – Valli Little

Valli Little – image credit, Damian Bennett   In our latest Foodie Profile we chat to Australian food luminary, Valli Little. She’s the Contributing Editor at delicious. magazine, a cookbook author, food and travel writer and recipe developer. Valli will also be running a cooking class at this year’s Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, from October...
Cooking Classes Melbourne

Cooking Classes Melbourne

Cover image by Shelley Price   For those of us who love home cooking, an occasional short course, workshop or cooking class is the perfect way to learn new dishes and techniques, as well as sharpen existing skills. Thanks to upskilled.edu.au, I’ve rounded up some of the key cooking classes in Melbourne for you below, and where...
Melbourne Salami Festa 2016

Melbourne Salami Festa 2016

  Melbourne’s favourite ‘snag fest’ returns for its FIFTH birthday in 2016. The Melbourne Salami Festa celebrates the art and tradition of salami making, and invites makers to have their homemade salami judged by a panel of aficionados and experts. This year’s judging panel includes: Rosa Mitchell (Rosa’s Kitchen & Rosa’s Canteen), Frank Camorra (Movida), Adrian Richardson (La Luna Bistro), Massimo Scalas (Salumi Australia), Sam Hurst (Savour...
Melbourne Food Festivals & Events 2017

Melbourne Food Festivals & Events 2017

MELBOURNE FOOD FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2017 Melbourne’s food festivals and events have exploded in recent times due to our thriving coffee and food culture. Cafés open (and sometimes close) at a rate too hard to keep up with. There are endless food crazes – first macarons/macaroons, then cronuts, smashed avo (not disappearing anytime soon), anything and everything...
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...
Buying your first piping bag set

Buying your first piping bag set

The basic piping set available from Daiso – image by Jen Curcio Baking is something that I take in stages. Like anything in the kitchen, once I feel like I’ve got the hang of a specific type of recipe, I graduate myself to the next stage. Currently, that is learning the basics of how to...
Travel: Echuca Moama

Travel: Echuca Moama

Junction Bar at Junction Moama – image supplied by Junction Moama   Back in April, the DC team was invited to enjoy a very special weekend away in the twin towns of Echuca Moama. Echuca Moama is a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The town of Echuca is located on the banks of the...
Truffle Shuffle

Truffle Shuffle

  They call them black diamonds and with good reason. These earthy gemstones have been savoured by connoisseurs since antiquity. Their intense fragrance and flavour is unique and their addition to a meal raises it to sheer exquisiteness. Every year South Melbourne Market collaborates with stallholders to bring us The Truffle Shuffle, a truffle appreciation...