HOT Chat: Emma Leonard, illustrator

One of the fun things about going to crafty, artisan markets is that you get to meet all sorts of interesting creative people. On my recent visit to Finders Keepers markets, I was drawn to the delicate, ethereal work of Emma Leonard under the label Belafonte. Today’s HOT Chat is with the lovely Emma – […]

NOT: Shire Cafe, 69 Victoria St, Fitzroy

The majority of the time my reviews on the blog are of places and events that I attend because I’ve done some research beforehand. Thus, it’s always surprising (and a little disappointing) when that research turns up a NOT experience. Such was the case with Shire Cafe. I’d read positive reviews of the place in two food […]

HOT: Shanghai Dynasty, 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Whenever my parents are in town I try to make the most of their Chinese language skills and food expertise by steering them towards meals at Chinese restaurants. Our latest trip was to Shanghai Dynasty for lunch, after I read a review of the restaurant at Addictive & Consuming. Since Jeroxie’s review in January the […]

HOT: Fatto a Mano, 228 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Every year around this time I do a little taste-run of hot cross buns in Melbourne. Ostensibly it’s to provide blog readers with information but really it’s just an excuse to eat a lot of fruity, spicy, sticky bread (I’m a purist – chocolate chips should not be found in hot cross buns!). Sadly this […]

HOT: YumTable launch, St Jude’s Cellars, 381-391 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

When you read my ‘About’ page, you’ll find out that amongst other things I like discount coupons :–) In fact, in my social circle I’m well known for whipping out a coupon for every occasion. Might be my Asian upbringing – why pay full price when you can pay half price? That’s why the new […]

HOT Chat: Doron Francis of CERES Fair Food

I’ve blogged about the fact that I’m a recent convert to online grocery shopping and home delivery before and in the midst of my research I came across a particularly interesting concept – Fair Food. Fair Food is a CERES project aimed a providing reasonably priced organic food boxes to our community where its most needed.  […]

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