Josefin Zernell has spent much of her life making chocolate. Her fingers have sculpted delicate pralines and crafted decadent dark chocolates for years. She has spent hours folding, melting and tempering chocolate in her home country of Sweden. But when Josefin first moved to Melbourne with her partner Kiril Shaginov five years ago, they noticed something was missing on café menus.
I have a confession to make – this was my lunch on Friday. It’s not something I’m proud of, and it probably consists of more than double my recommended calorie intake for the day. But I loved it. Every last creamy, indulgent bit of it. Honestly though, what’s a girl to do? When the masters […]
I was a little uncertain when I received an invitation to the opening of Hophaus at Southgate. Firstly, I don’t drink beer. Invite me to the launch of a wine bar and I’m there but ask me to write about 30 specialty European beers on tap and I can’t help you. Secondly, I’m not quite sold […]
People say that when you buy a house you should know it’s yours the moment you walk through the doors. It should have a feeling, a warmth and a comfort that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a pot of peppermint tea. I have that same view […]
One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to meet incredibly talented people who are truly passionate about what they do. Pure South’s head chef Ashley Davis is one such person. When I first met Davis he was full of stories about the suppliers he works with and the produce that forms […]
If you happened to wander down Rose Street recently with a hankering for Indian street food you most likely left in a haze of disappointment. That little bicycle store with the multi-coloured ottomans is gone (the building was demolished) and with it the home of that dosa spinning duo, Overdosa. Since being kicked out of […]
The French are famous for their petit fours. My first trip to Paris left me with a camera full of friands, macarons and madelines. But Italians aren’t known for their sweets. The only sugary celebrity we can lay claim to is the almighty gelato – all hail. My man doesn’t understand my obsession with Italian cakes. […]