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Tips from IFWTWA Australasia's professional food, wine and travel writers

Travel Writers Radio Show – Podcasts

The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA Australasia) brings you the radio show without fear or favour, The Travel Writers show on Melbourne broadcaster, J-AIR. This week is … Continue reading

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Melbourne Minute – The City’s Best Banh Mi

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your lunch break only to find your homemade sandwich has gone soggy. Enter the banh mi – a crusty French baguette slathered with pate, … Continue reading

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Sheraton Brand Returns to Melbourne

The iconic Sheraton hotel brand has returned to Melbourne after a nine-year hiatus in the city. The opening of the five-star Sheraton Hotel Melbourne in Little Collins Street takes Starwood … Continue reading

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Blumenthal’s ‘The Fat Duck’ set for Migration to Melbourne

Melbourne has scored a major culinary coup with the announcement that esteemed chef Heston Blumenthal will shut the doors to his three Michelin starred restaurant, The Fat Duck in the … Continue reading

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Melbourne Minute – The City’s Best Meatballs

Move over hamburgers and other meaty treats – make way for the meatball! The humble meatball has been revolutionised and is popping up all over Melbourne in various guises. The … Continue reading

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Melbourne Minute – The city’s best Sunday roasts

While the traditional Sunday roast has its origins in Britain and Ireland, there’s plenty to go around in Melbourne. Planning your weekend starts here with where you’ll find the city’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Melbourne Minute – Luna 1878 Winter Night Market

Tonight is the night to wrap up in your winter woollies and get down to the Queen Victoria Market for the launch of Luna 1878 Winter Night Market. Running until 27 August, every … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Melbourne Minute – American fare for the 4th of July

This Friday is the Fourth of July, or American Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In celebration, here are the best restaurants serving American … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jacques Reymond’s summer spiced strawberries with lime and cracked pepper Chantilly

Strawberries 2 punnets of strawberries 2 tbsp palm sugar 350ml rasberry coulis 1 cinnamon stick 5 black peppercorns 1 vanilla bean 2 star anis 4 cardamon pods 1 tsp balsamic … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Melbourne Minute – Melbourne’s best mini burgers and sliders

There’s something about mini food that’s just, well, awesome. And there’s nothing quite like a mini burger or slider to get the party started. Here’s where to find the best … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Melbourne Minute – The Light in Winter

It may be the middle of winter, but Federation Square is revelling in the season with its annual ‘The Light in Winter’ program directed by arts guru, Robyn Archer AO. … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Melbourne Minute – Italian Masterpieces

Every winter in Melbourne breeds a brand new ‘Winter Masterpieces’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. This year, the NGV presents Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment
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