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2-Cheese, Dates, and Walnuts Toasties

In my opinion, there are very few foods in life that give you as much pleasure as a grilled cheese sandwich. Being the food equivalent of a blank canvas, you can do as much or as little as you want to it. You can be extravagant and make it with lobster meat, or you can go the dorm room staple of sliced white bread, supermarket ham and...

Top 5 picks for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 15 2017
It's already that time of the year again where we carefully scroll through hundreds of events to find (and decide on) the best events to attend at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. There are so many and it's so hard to choose just a few!Let me take some of the work out of it for you with my top picks! I've hunted through all the events and...

Embla

February 22 2017
Relax with fine wine and food that makes you go 'yummm' I am a big fan of wine bars, it's hard not to be when they embody the essence of good, simple food done well and interesting wines that take you out of your comfort zone. Embla does all of this and more.Everything about Embla from its rustic interior to the friendly service makes it easy...

How To Order The Coffee You Want To Drink

February 21 2017
These days ordering coffee might seem more difficult than it once was.Although this might seem this way, we've just been given more variety and have an abundance of choices to enhance our coffee consumption experience.Our friends at Double Espresso have created a cheat sheet to ten of the most common coffee terms to help you order the coffee...

Top 15 eateries on the Gold Coast every foodie must try

November 1 2016
When someone says Gold Coast, we automatically think Surfers Paradise and the crazy party scene. That was my impression anyway, so when my new boyfriend broke the news to me that he was moving to the Gold Coast I was devastated, not only because he was leaving Melbourne but because we both loved food and all our dates were centred around...

Gingerbread House

October 17 2016
Yes, we know it's only mid-October but we're taking a leaf out of the retail book and getting stuck into the Christmas spirt early. It's not just because we love gingerbread, and we really do, it's in the name of a good cause – the Gingerbread Demolition. Every year, Melbourne gets a little messy to raise money for Save the Children. This year...

Grand Final Footy Feast

September 23 2016
It's that time of year, when friends and family get together to celebrate our national sport. When opposing fans crowd around TVs all over Australia, hoping their team wins the AFL Grand Final. Whether your team made the final or not, Grand Final Day is a good excuse to get together with friends and have a party. At exactly 2:30pm, the game...

Meet the locals - Ripponlea Food and Wine

September 6 2016
After a successful launch of our Meet the Locals dinner series, we're ready for round two! Things are heating up with our Spring Fling dinner at Ripponlea Food & Wine on Wednesday 14 September 2016.  We love to know all the saucy foodie secrets about our Meet the Locals hosts, so we sat down with Ripponlea Food & Wine manager Mei and head chef...

Truffle Hunting and Cooking in the Yarra Valley

August 10 2016
I have to admit, my relationship with truffle was a bit of a slow burner. I first remember trying truffle on its own (I suspect when it was a little over ripe) and being quite overwhelmed by the flavour and taste. Since then, I have learned to appreciate the truffle in all its glory, especially after going on a truffle hunt and cooking class...

Dribbles Burgers

Burger, beer and basketball lovers of Essendon rejoice for Dribbles has these key ingredients slam dunked. Introducing one of the newest burger places in town, the triple threat of Mount Alexander Road has all your NBA Finals action ready to go with a side of loaded fries, beer on tap and basketball themed burgers. Dribbles has a real local,...