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Living slow in Mauritius

February 20, 2012

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Mauritian Cuisine defines what fusion cooking is all about. With African, French, Indian and Asian influences, the food is exciting, bold and fresh flavoured. The best food can be found at the many street stalls that bring life to dingy back alleys and bustling city roads, but also inside the homes of the local residents […]

Broken down paradise

January 11, 2012

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I spent the summer procrastinating about writing this post, or to be honest to write at all. Upon arriving for what was to be a holiday in the sun with a pen in my hand and no cares in the world, I arrived in shock to find that my beloved father was ill suffering from […]

Not your average ‘Coin Laundry’.

November 29, 2011

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Armadale’s hippest brunch spot, The Coin Laundry produces homely fare with plenty of attitude and style. The secret is out, packed full of Melbourne hipsters the queue around the corner of the building is proof that this place is doing something right. While it may seem pretentious amongst the leafy suburbs in Armadale, this old coin laundry […]

There is nothing ‘Dainty’ about this Sichuan.

November 29, 2011

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Milk bottles, Angelina Jolie style lip enlargement, numerous trips to the toilet, tissues and endless supplies of iced tea, this is what has fondly become known in my friendship circle as the ‘Dainty treatment’. Nestled in a large Imperial style restaurant on Toorak Road, this is no place for the faint hearted. For those who […]

Bon Voyage! My trip to tropical paradise.

November 29, 2011

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me rant on about my upcoming trip. Well needless to say it is here, tomorrow I leave to embark on six weeks of exploring the tropics of Mauritius, Rodrigues Island and if time permits, Madagascar. This trip means more to me than just eating my […]

The mexican wave and it’s cousin.

November 23, 2011

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Paco’s Taco’s is a new venture by the Movida restaurant empire, renaming and rebranding what once was Movida Terrazza. Frank Camorra and Andy McMahon offer lunchtime diners something other than gourmet sandwiches, roasts, pasta and seafood in this competitive business lunch arena. Offering quick and simple Mexican street food, paired with a selection of fruity […]

Cookbook review: Philippa Sibley’s PS Dessert

November 23, 2011

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The sweet guru behind Melbourne’s infamous Snickers dessert, Phillipa’s Sibley’s new book is a beginners bible for creating dessert masterpieces at home. For baking virgins alike, this book is a great introduction to techniques and tips which are usually left out of glossy photographic cookbooks. In short its three-quarters technique, the rest is made up […]