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Croûte au Fromage with Pickled Cucumber

Grilled Gruyère with spiced apple and pear on toasted organic sourdough with fried egg, pickled cucumber and salt roasted tomatoes Serves 4 400g grated cheese…

Tastings at Chrismont’s New Cellar Door

Chrismont Wines’s sleek new King Valley cellar door could be considered a sharpened-up new-world version of ‘Streamline Moderne’ – an architectural style of the late Art Deco era…

The Great Alpine Road’s Kiln Cafe

In the mountain village town of Myrtleford on Victoria’s Great Alpine Road, the fresh tang of basil fills the air, carried by the steam rising from…

Pork Terrine Pie Recipe

‘Goddess of Pie’ Kirsty Heather of Cooper’s Handmade Pies has crafted this beautifully-decadent and flavoursome Pork Terrine Pie. Hot Water Pastry 500g plain flour Pinch of…

Quince & Frangipane Tart Recipe

Serves 8 Shortcrust pastry 170g plain flour 90g unsalted butter 45g caster sugar ¼ tsp vanilla paste 1 egg, for pastry 1 egg, for egg…

Australian Impressionist: John Peter Russell

In my early twenties, it was par for the course to make love in the middle of the day on the back lawn, down the…

Chestnut Bonet Recipe

A chestnut bonet with pickled orange, candied orange, orange jelly and chestnut crumble is the ultimate adult dessert indulgence. Richard’s bonet – a classic dish…

Capri Goes Glocal

Exploring Capri’s walking trails, even out of season when the island is resting and catching its breath after the summer onslaught of holidaymakers from around…

Poached Quince Tarte Tatin

Poached Quince Tarte Tatin with chestnut puff pastry and buttermilk icecream Chestnut Puff Pastry – Makes 1.2kg puff pastry (enough for 8-10 Tartes Tatin) 300g plain flour…

Tom Roberts – Sharing the Shed Dream

For love of Australian shearing sheds, and the golden light that is showcased in many of Australia’s iconic paintings, artist Ivan Durrant shears shares the shed…

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Real journalism, passion for historically significant photography and telling a great story is what we’re about. Visit Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels, art and design trends. Take a trip between the covers and you’ll find style with purpose – smart layout, crisp, colourful images and well researched an written articles. Essentials Magazine has a well established, dedicated readership from travel-savvy Gen-Xs to high income Baby Boomers, who enjoy an eclectic content mix of food, wine, arts and culture.

Essentials Magazine Australia was launched in March of 2006, and is the brain child of owner/editor Jamie Durrant, son of renowned Australian photo realist artist Ivan Durrant. Ivan Durrant also contributes to the magazine, writing Australian art features. Essentials Magazine began as a limited release tourism only publication, distributed across High Country Victoria, Australia. Today, the magazine has grown to extended distribution areas including: The Murray, High Country, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley, Melbourne CBD and Bayside. Content wise, it today features both Australian and international culture, food and travel articles; and more recently: content interviews with film star and music celebrities, via its relationship with The Interview People, Germany.

In May 2012, Essentials Magazine launched its debut iPad magazine internationally. iMonitor, a global app ranking program run by McPheters, that assesses more than 5000 magazine and newspaper apps around the world, is seen as one of the leading ranking programs in the sector. iMonitor judges apps on navigation, stability and rich interactivity. Essentials Magazine was featured by McPheters as the highest-scoring new international magazine app (May, 2012). Essentials Magazine app for iPad scored 13, which puts it in the 96th percentile for apps – a rank that includes major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Australian Gourmet Traveller and American Express Food & Wine Magazine.Essentials Magazine has partnered with award-winning app software developer Oomph Pty Ltd using their groundbreaking system – as used by Australian Gourmet Traveller, Qantas The Australian Way magazines, The Age and hundreds more. The app is free to download and several free sample issues are also available from the App Store. Essentials Magazine: Food / Wine / Art / People / Places.