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Hammett’s Maċina, Malta

As tourism booms in Malta, international guests and their sophisticated palates have demanded finer dining. Drawing on the island’s rich past, Hammett’s Maċina Restaurant opened…

A Tiny Place!

A Tiny Place reminds me of a Lilliputian version of Stephanie’s, the eponymous Melbourne restaurant of Stephanie Alexander who championed local seasonal produce and French technique….

Storytime: MACQ 01 Hotel

It is a most beautiful and dramatic location for a hotel. Perched on the edge of Macquarie wharf in the heart of Hobart is the…

Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina New Riverside Location & Gelato Bar

Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina new Wangaratta riverside location and gelato bar is the perfect group destination for summer. Chef Adam Pizzini is sitting pretty in the…

Panko-crumbed Mackerel Fishcakes

with sweet and sour cucumbers, red currant and onion relish Serves 4 Mackerel Fish Cakes 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 tbsp…

Hola Bar Tini Melbourne!

Melbourne’s MoVida crew launches their latest venture in true Spanish style – welcome to Bar Tini. The greatest bars in Spain are very simple affairs….

Baby Banoffee Pies with Yileena Park Botrytis Semillon

Serves 6-8 Sweet Pastry – Makes 500g 140g cold unsalted butter, diced 100g icing sugar Pinch salt 1 egg, lightly whisked 230g plain flour 20g…

Aboriginal Exhibition of Historic Significance to Launch in Rutherglen

Roper River Rhapsodies – The Vibrance of Ngukurr at Rutherglen Estates Winery, from February 24 Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates has just announced the…

Balmy Summer Nights at Canvas Eatery

The late afternoon sun floods Albury’s central park with golden light. Bounded by the city’s art musueum, court house, entertainment centre and the 19th-century St…

Watermelon Gin Slushies

During the long and lazy summer days entertain friends with this icy- gin -fuelled gem. Makes 1 litre 1 cup water 1 cup caster sugar…

Flying High: Mr McCracken

The Hyatt’s latest addition to the Australian hospitality landscape comes complete with a brilliant new destination restaurant. Since Mr McCracken opened at the base of…

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates Opens

Dhungala: A  landmark launch exhibition featuring Latje Latje and Yorta Yorta artists Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown and Craig Charles. A strong sense of togetherness and a…

Asher Bilu – Twenty Thousand Light Years Above the Sea

Every three months for the past 40 years I’ve visited my good friend the great artist Asher Bilu to get a fix – art fix,…

Goat’s Milk Yoghurt & Orange Blossom Panna Cotta

2 tsp powdered gelatine 3 tbsp chilled water 1¾ cup thickened cream 6 tbsp caster sugar 2 tsp orange blossom water 1¼ cups Meredith Dairy…

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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 is distributed nationally by Gordon and Gotch into over 2000 retail outlets Australia wide. Content wise, it today features both Australian and international culture, food, wine, art and travel articles..

In May 2012, Essentials Magazine launched a 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 put 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 is currently available on Magzter in device formats including: iOS, Android, Kindle & PC.