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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...
A Weekend in Hong Kong

A Weekend in Hong Kong

  Where do I start about our weekend in Hong Kong? This was my first visit and I was absolutely blown away. Our trip was only three and a half days (basically a weekend) in mid-August, and although we had a relaxed approach to what chose to do and see, we covered a lot of ground....
Bangkok Eats

Bangkok Eats

The baked eggs at Toby’s on Sukhumvit 38   Bangkok is widely regarded as one of the most exciting culinary cities in the world. This year The Telegraph UK featured Bangkok as number 10 out of 16 of the world’s greatest cities for food. The incredible Thai street food culture makes eating possible at almost any...
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...
Travel: How I Research Travel Accommodation

Travel: How I Research Travel Accommodation

Our recent Airbnb booking at an eco-homestay in Chiang Rai In terms of travelling, my choices have changed a lot over the last five to eight years. In my 20s I had little qualms about staying at a backpackers or a hostel, as long as it was clean and I felt safe. I have been pretty lucky...
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...
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...
Indonesian Food - an Overview and Recipes

Indonesian Food – an Overview and Recipes

Indonesian ingredients – image by  Anggara Mahendra   Ibu Sisca Soewitomo is dubbed as the ‘Queen of Indonesian Cuisine’. She has dedicated her 50-year career to nourishing Indonesia’s evolving culinary scene. A pioneer of Indonesian TV cooking, many an aspiring young chef has tuned-in to watch this revered Ibu dish up national favourites. Author of almost 150...
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...