Reviews

La Tavola Della Famiglia by Olimpia Bortolotto

Melbourne’s very own matriarch of Italian cuisine, Olimpia Bortolotto of Cecconi’s Flinders Lane has worked in the food business since the early 70’s, creating a succession of modern Italian restaurants. Her recently published cookbook  – La Tavola Della Famiglia is brimming with heartwarming stories of family and mouthwatering recipes demonstrating that food…

A chat with Adrian Richardson

I recently interviewed Melbourne chef and TV personality  – Adrian Richardson. Adrian believes in sharing his passion for  food and is warmly recognised by locals in Carlton at his restaurant and Melbourne dining institution ‘La Luna’, which has been in operation for over 15 years. Adrian is also an ambassador for…

STREAT + Cookbook Giveaway

STREAT, a social enterprise that provides young homeless and disengaged youth in Melbourne with hospitality training, officially opened a new café at Melbourne Central on Monday May 6th. To coincide with the opening of the café, STREAT have also launched a fabulous 160-page hardcover cookbook. It’s filled with delicious recipes from…

Sarti

The much loved Italian institution Sarti has a new look and feel. With some decor changes and new head chef Paolo Masciopinto at the reins, Sarti’s fresh new seasonal menu boasts an inventive mix of both traditional and contemporary Italian food. We let Sarti feed us a selection of dishes,…

Tupperware Birthday Giveaway

To celebrate its birthday in May, Tupperware have given me two very special limited edition gift packs to give away to two lucky readers. Each pack includes a set of 1.5L cookie canisters, perfect for storing baked goodies and a petite set comprising multiple liquid tight mini containers in pretty…

Cook From The Book

I kicked off  the MFWF with a demonstration from Nick Bennet of Trocodero in Melbourne Central’s Little Library. The Little Library was launched in July 2012 as an interactive platform for visitors of the centre to come together and swap and share their pre-loved books. Such a cool idea. In…