Royal Mail Hotel On Spencer: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – Are you game?

Going back to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for a moment – as well as the Hawkers’ Market, Bro and I also attended the “Are you game?” dinner at the Royal Mail Hotel on Spencer. Also known as the “roadkill” dinner, it was an evening of dishes showcasing different Australian game meats. Apart from [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 23, Leaf

Recipe: Silverbeet frittataFrom: The Cook’s Companion Second recipe: Chard with olive oil & lemonFrom: Nigel Slater’s Tender The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “leaf” and I’ve decided to showcase silverbeet (chard). I think silverbeet is a seriously beautiful vegetable, with its snowy white stems and large dark green, ribbed leaves. And the rainbow [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 22, Red

Recipe: Must-try red cabbage braised with apple, bacon and balsamic vinegarFrom: Cook with Jamie It’s week 22 of the Cookbook Challenge and the theme is “red”. I had a ton of ideas for red week, but I got a bit caught up in piezzas (that’s a pie/pizza hybrid for those uneducated in the way of [...]

Pizza Pie

It’s time for another global food party – last time we made gnocchi and this time we’re doing pizza pie! Waka, waka, waka Now I know that pizza pie can refer to just a regular pizza, but I really wanted to do a PIZZA PIE. So I have two offerings to bring to the party. [...]

Persimmon: Ron Mueck & Week of Eats

During the week of eating that we had while my in laws, Annette and Terry, were in town, we went to the Ron Mueck exhibition at the NGV. (My posts are all out of order, but never mind). Has anyone gone to see the exhibition? Wasn’t it fantastic? And if you haven’t gone, it’s closing [...]

Melbourne CBD ramen hunting

Last Monday, a group of us headed out for an epic ramen hunt in in an effort to find the best ramen in the Melbourne CBD. I was very happy to be part of the group, particularly after eating ramen in Japan. This is a long post, so settle in! My fellow ramen hunters were [...]

Cookbook Challenge: Week 21, Thai

Recipe: Chinese Chive CakesFrom: Thai Street Food Second recipe: Son in law eggsFrom: The Cook’s Companion It’s Thai week for the Cookbook Challenge! I received a copy of Thai Street Food for Christmas, and it is a rather large, but gorgeously presented tome. I read it cover to cover last night in preparation for the [...]

Rhubarb Yoghurt muffins

Cookbook Challenge: Week 20 Theme: Tangy Recipe: Rhubarb Yoghurt muffinsCookbook: Vegetarian cooking, a commonsense guide The theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge is “tangy”, and first up I must make a confession. I cheated this week – I actually made these muffins last week! I was going to make a fresh recipe for the theme [...]

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival: Heat Beads Hawkers’ Market

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is over for another year. I only went to two events this year, and the first was the very popular Heat Beads Hawkers’ Market held at the Queen Victoria Market. Held on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night, there were two sessions on each evening. We attended the later [...]

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