Appliances Online 8th Birthday: cake decorating class

Disclosure: I attended the event courtesy of Appliances Online. Why have cake that looks like a cake when you can have a cake that looks like a blender? How cool is this? (Also, how many times can I say cake in a sentence? Cake cake cake cake cake.) The other week I attended a cake [...]

Dinner with Guillaume Brahimi and Chris Morrison

Who likes champagne and French food? Hands up. (My hand is up.) There’s a dinner being held next Monday 25 November at Bistro Guillaume. It’s one of Good Food Month’s highlight events and is four courses matched with champagne. Oooh weeee. Have a look at the menu:

Taste of Melbourne 2013

Disclosure: Alastair and I received entry courtesy of Taste of Melbourne and Hothouse Media. We purchased our own crowns. Taste of Melbourne has returned for another year, and like last year it’s at Pelican Lawn in Albert Park Lake. Alastair and I headed down for a couple of hours tonight to check it out. As [...]

Taste of Melbourne 2013 preview at Burch & Purchese + giveaway

Disclosure: I attended courtesy of Taste of Melbourne, B&P and Hothouse Media. Hello and happy end of October! November is rolling in quickly. November means (hopefully) – warmer weather, more sunlight and also Taste of Melbourne, which is returning to Albert Park on Thursday 14 November – Sunday 17 November. The other week I headed [...]

Jazz Apple Masterclass

Disclosure: I attended the Jazz apple masterclass courtesy of Jazz Apples and Media Moguls. I’ve said previously that there’s only three kinds of apples I like. My preference goes: Granny Smiths, Jazz apples, Pink ladies. Now I wish that Jazz apples were sponsoring me to say this (and you know I’d disclose if it were [...]

Bosch Masterclass with Chef Ian Curley

Disclosure: I attended the Masterclass courtesy of Bosch. A few weeks ago I visited the Bosch Experience Centre for a masterclass with Chef Ian Curley, executive chef of The European. You can actually visit the Bosch Experience Centre and have a guided tour for a closer look at their appliances – though unfortunately you won’t [...]

Taste of Melbourne 2012: opening night

Disclosure: I attended the opening night event preview courtesy of Taste of Melbourne. Taste of Melbourne is back over the next few days, and tonight I attended a preview of the event with a group of other bloggers. Over several hours, we were shown a little of what’s happening and available this year. The biggest [...]

Electrolux Cooking School: Peter Gilmore masterclass

Disclosure: I attended the class courtesy of Electrolux. If you want to cook like a master, you have to learn from a master, right? Naturally I jumped at the opportunity to attend a masterclass hosted by Chef Peter Gilmore. That’s right. THE Peter Gilmore from Quay in Sydney and one of Australia’s best chefs. Yeaaaaah. [...]

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 [...]

Jazz Apple masterclass with Fast Ed

Disclosure: I attended the class courtesy of Jazz Apples and also received apples to sample. How do you like them apples? My general preference is for the sour Granny Smiths, but when I feel like a sweeter apple, my general red apple of choice is the pink lady. That is, until earlier this year when [...]

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