My day job is on Flinders Lane and to most people who are into food that sounds like a pretty good location. But sadly the Private Media offices are not at the cool end of Flinders Lane, instead we are down the King street end aka culinary wasteland. Last year that changed with the opening
Who needs to go to Sydney anymore? Now that Sydney’s amazing ice-cream store Gelato Messina and cult patisserie Zumbo have opened in Melbourne there’s no need to fly up to Sydney just for a sweet fix.
With all the excitement over the opening of Adriano Zumbo’s first Melbourne store last week it’s easy to forget that just around the corner is the excellent LuxBite. It seems that South Yarra is officially Melbourne’s sweet spot with Burch and Purchese also in the neighbourhood.
I don’t get particularly excited about a standard lamington. I realise this may be un-Australian of me. They are often dry, there isn’t enough jam in the middle and I’m not a fan of the dessicated coconut lamingtons are usually covered in. So flicking through an old issue of Gourmet Traveller I was excited to
This is the time of year that I get severe London sickness. The combination of it being Wintery weather here in Australia and sitting watching the sunshine (and admittedly frequent rain) at Wimbledon makes me wish I was court side in London with a Pimms. I have great memories of Wimbledon whether watching the action
Can there ever be too much salted caramel? I am seriously addicted to the stuff. It is one food trend that I am happy to have stick around for a long time. Why bother with regular caramel, when with a few flakes of sea salt it is elevated to the delicious sweet and savoury combination
One bite of a pastéis de nata and I am straight back in Portugal. I first discovered these fabulously flaky custard tarts on a holiday to Lisbon with my friends Lucy, Claire and Liv. Each morning we would walk out from the old converted convent where we were staying to the nearest little bakery to