Italian Street Food: Hazelnut, chocolate and pistachio gelati

Love a new cook book!

One of my favourite local blogs is Italy On My Mind.  Start reading it if you don’t already! Written by Paola Bacchia it covers Italian food including Paola’s own family recipes which have been passed down the generations.  Paola also has a drool worthy Instagram account where she posts photos of her cooking and also

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The kids are alright at Stomping Ground

Pale ale at Stomping Ground

It’s the holy grail of anyone who is a parent.  Somewhere cool to eat, drink, socialise and also bring your rug rats along.  Which is why Stomping Ground opening up in Collingwood is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in Melbourne all year. Located in a series of converted warehouses in Collingwood’s back

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Scandi style at SMAK Food House

Silverbeet and leek pancakes with Kombucha

Scandinavian style is huge in Melbourne cafe interiors at the moment so it’s good to see Scandi influences flowing through to cafe menus as well.  SMAK House food has the Scandi interior nailed: it’s all Nordic whites and greys. Polished concrete is juxtaposed with white wire seating, timber finishes and hanging greenery.  Think calm and

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