Mio Locale Worker's Breakfast

My mother spent a lot of time in Sicily as a child. The stories have kept us enthralled at the dinner table for years. Tales of waking to the sound of street vendors selling soft cheeses and crusty ciabatta bread are always met with dreamy sighs. We groan with envy as my mother recalls warming […]

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Welcome to 2015 MFMers! The start of the new year can be incredibly joyous. It’s wonderful seeing people relaxed, refreshed, and bursting with optimism about the year ahead. I have lots of exciting plans for MFM in 2015 that I can’t wait to get into! But let’s kick off the year with an interview, and […]

Carols melbourne

Last year I published my first guide to Carols by Candlelight. It was the ultimate guide to carols in Melbourne and is still one of the most popular articles I have ever posted on My Fair Melbourne. It makes me so happy to know that there are people out there who love carols as much […]

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A spot next to a farmer’s market is an ideal place to open up a café. Meandering through stalls lined with plump strawberries, bundles of leafy greens and baskets filled with bulbs of garlic and field mushrooms is the ultimate inspiration for a produce-driven chef. Cate Hardman, ex-Sarti, is truly in her element heading up new […]

Lamb rack, braised shoulder, grilled coz, broadbeans with a bacon jus

The number of food events held in Melbourne on any given week boggles the mind. You could spend almost every night attending special chef dinners and inner-city festivals where food is the focus and everything else comes a distant second. I recently attended one of these glorious events in the form of the Gourmet Traveller […]

Potato Tikki Slider with house made chutney and mayo on a brioche bun at Tadka Boom!

Every family has one. That person whose cooking can rewind the years. A single mouthful transporting you back to family dinners at your grandmother’s kitchen table, or every single happy birthday party. I can’t tell you how many times I have sat with my mum and sister talking endlessly about opening an Italian eatery of […]

Gourmet Traveller & Twinings Reader Dinner_dessert

Unless you’ve been living under Swan Bridge for the last 12 months you will have heard that Melbourne’s iconic and much loved Stokehouse was destroyed by fire earlier this year. It was a sad time for all involved. But with the devastation of losing one of our most adored seaside restaurants (who could forget that beautiful deck overlooking St Kilda beach) has come […]

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