I love balls. Got your attention, didn’t it! I do though. Meatballs are really amazing when the recipe is well thought out and an abysmal failure when done badly. So when I decided to try my hand at my new turkey meatball recipe with honey, rosemary & thyme, I was a bit nervous. Turkey is not my strong suit in cooking, as I was concerned they’d either be flavorless or fall apart when cooking.View Post
Turkey has never really been on my radar food-wise. In Australia, we don’t culturally eat it like Americans do for Thanksgiving or Poms at Chrissy. So when I was asked to come up with a turkey drumstick recipe by Steggles, I was really excited to embrace a foodie challenge.
I realised only recently that I hadn’t officially written a review for Cornerstone & Co. in Hampton East, and to be honest I’m pretty damn disappointed in myself. I’ve been coming here for close to 3 years now and it’s by far my favourite cafe in all of Melbourne. You heard me. My favourite cafe. So why haven’t I written a review on them yet? I think it boils down to the fact that I feel so comfy at Cornerstone & Co. that at some point my brain stopped filing it away under ‘Cafes’ and instead had it under ‘Home…
Although veganism has, dare I say it, entered main stream culture, it can still be challenging for both vegans and vegetarians to find suitable food & goods that align with their needs and beliefs. But lucky for you, Melbourne’s Big Vegan Market is on this weekend and it’ going to be so jam-packed full of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and allergen friendly food, fashion and beauty that you won’t know what to do with yourself.
Living near South Yarra and the thriving Chapel St & Toorak Rd brunch scene is both a gift and a curse. There’s always some new trendy café to try, some delicious meal to scoff, and then there’s the fact that my complete lack of willpower around a good poached egg means I’ll never be a size 8. But with gems like Tom Dick & Harry on offer, I’m completely fine with that.
From humble beginnings with a few events in 1993, The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) has flourished into Australia’s most influential and respected food & wine event, bolstering Melbourne place as the world’s most livable city. The festival has previously hosted international chefs such as Nigella Lawson (UK), Jamie Oliver (UK), René Redzepi (Denmark), Heston Blumenthal (UK), Andoni Luis Aduriz (Spain) and Thomas Keller (USA), ensuring that Victoria is right up there with the international greats, and continues to be a world leader in food trends and creativity.
The top feature of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival this year is undoubtedly The House of Food & Wine. The doors of this home, which is tucked down a laneway in true Melbourne style, have been thrown open just for you and your closest 14,000 friends. You’re to treat it as your home away from home, and your hosts wish to ply you with the best food, booze & art that Melbourne has to offer.