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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,...
Foodie Profile #19: Cake Ink

Foodie Profile #19: Cake Ink

Cake Ink’s gorgeous sweet creations – image by Danielle Trovato and Sotiria McDonald   In our latest Foodie Profile, we chat with the inspiring and super creative duo, Samone and Janelle of cult Melbourne Cake and Stationery brand, Cake Ink. Learn how they met, the ins and outs of what they do, as well as tips for event 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...
Bangkok Cafe's

Bangkok Cafe’s

Roots Coffee Roasters in Bangkok I first travelled to Bangkok at the end of 2004. It was thriving with life and movement, and I fell in love with its hustle and bustle straight away. I returned again in 2005 before embarking on a round-the-world trip. Fast forward 10 years and I have found myself there...
Chocolate Chip Cookies (eggless)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (eggless)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (eggless) Makes 15-16 small to medium sized cookies – recipe adapted from Spice Up the Curry.   Don’t let the ‘eggless’ part fool you. This is one of the best soft and chewy, chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve ever made. I have been baking the odd choc-chip cookie for the better part of five...
Review: Melbourne's Best Hot Chocolate

Review: Melbourne’s Best Hot Chocolate

Bibelot’s hot chocolate     Strange hours, spending the day at a crime scene or staking out someone’s house and coffee are the staples of police reporting. During my time as a police reporter at Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper I used to wake up to the 4.48am alarm on my mobile phone and head to the office...
Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate Recipes

Enjoy this round up of our favourite chocolate recipes from across the DC site. From Chocolate Beetroot Cake to Hot Chocolate, as well as healthier raw cocoa based recipes there is a chocolate recipe for every chocolate lover. The eggless chocolate chip cookies (look under ‘snacks’) is a very strong contender for a personal favourite. Buon...
Review: Green Press

Review: Green Press

Hot on the heels of our big sister cities around the world, Melbourne is getting serious about real, healthy, whole food. Yes it’s been possible to get a green smoothie or quinoa salad on café menus for some time, but what we’re talking about now is pressed juices, raw salads, sugar free sweets, nut and...
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...
Melbourne Chocoholics Tours

Melbourne Chocoholics Tours

Some of the delights on offer at Cacao Lab   Melbourne is internationally renowned for its food and its laneways – brought together in a delightfully sweet way by the team at Chocoholics Tours. Founded in 1995 when Suzie Wharton realised her vision of a chocolate and desserts walking tour while working at the Melbourne...
Easter Eggs Recipe (Raw)

Easter Eggs Recipe (Raw)

  Originally, I thought it might be nice to have a healthy recipe for Easter Eggs, but then how are Easter Eggs what they are without the chocolate? Hence, the addition of some coconut cream chocolate ganache to make them a little more festive! The basic recipe for the eggs are similar to my Raw...
Foodie Profile #16 - Georgie Castle of Citizen Cacao

Foodie Profile #16 – Georgie Castle of Citizen Cacao

Citizen Cacao Raw Truffles (image: Rochelle Seator) There are some people you meet who just radiate kindness.  Georgie Castle is one of those people.  The first time we met, it was like we’d been friends for years and not only is she a lovely person…she also makes THE most amazing raw, vegan chocolate.  Her business, Citizen...