Gorski and Jones

I’m a pain in the ass with birthdays. I keep mine very quiet, but when it comes to someone else’s… I’m that annoying person who goes around telling EVERYONE that someone’s birthday is coming up (tick), or who’ll bake a cake and make everyone sing happy birthday (tick), or even decorate someone’s desk with a [...]

Celeriac and apple soup

I like celeriac but I find it incredibly annoying to write about. And it’s not really poor celeriac’s fault. It’s because, try as I might, celeriac is one of those words that I just *can’t* spell. I’m no spelling bee champion, but I’m a fairly good speller. Despite that, EVERY SINGLE TIME I type celeriac, [...]

The week in brief: 20 August – 26 August

This week: cakecakecakecakecakecookiecakecakecakecakeicecreamsandwiches.

Rabbit Pie

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Prahran Market. After my Prahran market visit the other week, I was all inspired by the produce available there. In particular, the rabbits from the John Cester Poultry and Game stall caught my eye and had me dreaming of a hearty flakey pie stuffed full of a savoury bunny and vegetable [...]

The week in brief: 13 August – 19 August

This week: wine, wine, wine, egg, egg, eggy, and awwwwwww kitty!

Appetite for excellence: Whet your appetite

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Electrolux Appetite for Excellence. Electrolux Appetite for Excellence is a national awards program held annually that celebrates the best young chefs, waiters and restaurateurs. The other week I was invited to a dinner – Whet Your Appetite – where the Victorian finalists worked together to create a meal. Participants for [...]

Nama Nama

New Japanese cafe, Nama Nama, opened in late June on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spring Street, taking over the space that used to be Verge. It hasn’t been open for long, but has already attracted a lot of interest. Owned by the team behind Izakaya Den (Simon Denton, Miyuki Nakahara and Takashi Omi), [...]

The week in brief: 6 August – 12 August

This week: Catspam! Cuddle edition! Plus dinner at Shed 5, Gorski and Jones, HAMBURGER CAKE (!!!), breakfast at Reverence Specialty Coffee & Tea and crispy prawns. Mhhhhhmmm. Also, thanks for the blog birthday wishes.

Claremont Tonic

Disclosure: My meal was courtesy of Claremont Tonic. While Claremont Tonic might sound like a beverage or a skin care product, it’s actually the latest restaurant by Davis Yu and Maison Davis (the folks behind Touche Hombre and the Millswyn). It opened very recently in South Yarra, serving modern Asian food in a funky setting. [...]

Honey and earl grey teacakes

Guess what? It’s the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of my blog. !!!!!! Holy crapballs, I can’t believe I’ve been posting on Off the spork for so long. I NEVER suspected that I would still be here five years later. That’s half a decade, man!

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