Service that can outweigh taste?

November 23, 2011

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Amongst the hustle and bustle of bars, cafes and restaurants which line Brunswick Street, lies St Jude’s Cellars. A wine bar/restaurant that boasts modern Australian gastro pub fare matched with a range of imported and Australian wines. From the outside this place looks and feels expensive, take a closer look and find an affordable menu, relaxed serving staff and […]

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The baking challenge.

November 10, 2011

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I have found myself frequently baking lately, I can cook and cook well, but baking has always been my weakness. With practice perfection is achieved, so in short I have been practicing a lot, attempting to master the classics before I move on to more complex concepts. There is something about the meticulous and measured […]

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‘Popcorn chicken’

November 10, 2011

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As a self-confessed foodie, I am ashamed to say that I watch Iron Chef religiously. Not just the standard Japanese version, but the replicated American version. I can spend hours watching heated battles, taking notes and ideas and laughing at the cheesy banter which regurgitates out of not one, but three hosts. Mostly I watch […]

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Olive pillows of pasta.

November 10, 2011

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Gnocchi done well is one of life’s more finer pleasures. What could pair better with gnocchi than olives? At first I thought that it would fail due to the high density of water, quite the contrary, I created perfect pillows of fluffy potato studded with Kalamata olives. Gnocchi should always be paired with a simple sauce, […]

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New digs, bread & Bomboloni.

November 4, 2011

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Baker D’Chorico is to Melbourne what Sonoma is to Sydney, in short, a must see for any artisan bread enthusiast. It is not only wood-fired bread that comes out of the oven, but sweet and savoury treats and soon to commence paninis and sandwiches for lunch. The new retail outlet in Carlton opened by Daniel […]

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Childhood Cravings.

November 4, 2011

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There comes a time in my adult life where I chronically crave cheesecake, perhaps this stems from the large quantity I ate at every family birthday celebration as a child, whatever the reason I needed a fix. Although it is as easy to buy a store-bought cheesecake as it is to buy milk, finding one which can […]

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Vietnamese jungle beef.

November 4, 2011

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Vietnamese food varies greatly between geographic regions, the north is simple and mild, the central provinces are vibrant and heavy on spice, whilst the south prefers sweet and spicy food. I have travelled from the north of the country to the furthest town south, eating my way around small street stalls, hawker style markets and […]

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