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One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes is a simple but incredibly satisfying dish to eat. It is intended as a side dish but for some reason it always ends up being the main. This recipe is an adaptation of my Italian Aunts’ sliced potatoes, which she adds to a steamed fish dish she makes. The entire fish is covered with...
Eggplant and Tomato Braise

Eggplant and Tomato Braise

  This eggplant and tomato braise has been a staple at our place for a good year or so. I started making it when we lived in Jakarta as an excuse to test out the local eggplants, which were so foreign to the purple eggplant I grew up with. The dish itself is very easy to prepare,...
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 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...
Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

Recipe: Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Trout

  I, like any true Melbournian, love brunch, so whenever I’ve been to the Farmers Market at Gasworks Arts Park of a morning, I tend to pick up some fresh produce and head home to create something delicious for my sleepy household. Here’s one of my favourite brunch recipes, zucchini fritters. Enjoy! N.O x  ...
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...
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...
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,...
Vegan Recipes

Vegan Recipes

  For our vegan friends and followers of vegan diets, I’ve rounded up all our vegan recipes on the site so you can find them in one magic post! We have some wonderful recipes that will take you through almost every meal in the day. Enjoy! JC x   Coconut porridge with banana and dates...
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...