Some stories from our past
When discovering regional food wasn't a cliche
  • Ma’ Hidden Kitchen

    Pop-up dining and secret location dinners are driven by the fun of the experience but also the love of good food and fresh company. Here’s one from Milan that seems to have all the elements covered. The couple, Melissa and Lele may have their faces obscured on their nicely designed website but they reveal their […]

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  • Corella Pears

    Corella Pears are named after the colourful Australian Corella parrot and were developed by German settlers in the Barossa Valley.

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  • An Australian food timeline

    Remember life before pizza? This timeline tells the story of Australia’s food revolution.

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  • Sainsbury’s wants the UK to Switch the Fish. Should we?

    Yeah I know it’s a supermarket, but I’ve always kept a sustainable eye on Sainsbury’s from the time when Jaimie Oliver, who was their highly paid poster boy at the time, gave them a serve in his series Jamie’s Fowl Dinners. And they responded and have continued to try and be sustainable. Giving them a […]

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  • This icecream isn’t melting in the range

    Not a revisit of “McArthurs Park”, it’s a Snowy Mountains Cookies decorated cone.

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  • Limited edition ham?

    We all know there’s a limit to the number of legs on a pig that will provide good hams, but we really liked the way that Fiona and Nicholas Chambers at Fernleigh Free-Range made their Christmas hams release special (for me, they’re always  special quality). They added a tag that tells buyers how many hams […]

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  • Culture Jamming – Best preserving books

    Having a six month southern hemisphere seasonal switch doesn’t always have an advantage. The good media items on cooking and preserving food, don’t get bookmarked because they aren’t relevant immediately. So hang on to this list until your garden is in glut, rather than frost bitten and dormant like mine. In a recent New York […]

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  • Clear favourite

    We might be the last people to pick up on this but if not, can I introduce you to the Porthole? You’ll have heard of US chef/restaurateur Grant Achatz of The Aviary (which is part of the avant garde Grant Achatz restaurant group including Alinea and Next). Never having eaten at any of those, I […]

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  • Jiro (and Mark) dream of sushi

    We were invited to the preview of probably the most talked about food film of last year, Jiro Dreams of Sushi (thank you Tracey). The film was released around Australia from May 10. This HD trailer tells the story well. There’s an ‘exclusive’ scene from the film on Youtube that doesn’t allow embedding, so you’ll […]

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  • Meat app clicks in New York

    Australian developed MLA iPhone app wins a Webby Award.

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  • Truffled apps

    Gourmet iPad app leads to Patricia Wells and she does truffles.

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  • Saveur’s Best Food Blogs 2012

    Nope, we didn’t enter but you’ll find lots of stimulation in Saveur’s 2012 picks of the top food blogs. Remember to vote!

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