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The Colt in the Codpiece – Degas

For as far back as I can remember, Van Gogh and Monet were my favourites; Degas never got a look-in until a happenstance compelled me….

Last Run Bar, Mt Hotham – Insider Knowledge

Ski hospitality veterans Paul and Teresa Cavagna of Mount Hotham’s Last Run Bar have this season been plating up a well-designed dining menu featuring a…

Project 49

Rocco Esposito’s gnocchi alla romana is an exercise in simplicity and authenticity. Fat discs of polenta are smothered in crumbled blue cheese then heated under…

Après-ski Falls Creek – Hot Food in Winter 2016

Some of Victoria’s most experienced chefs and respected operators have headed for the mountains. Some bring with them tight-knit teams to create virtual pop up…

Miss Amelie by David Kapay – The Art of Homecoming

Having experienced a dysfunctional work ethic at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Melbourne, and an abusive kitchen culture within Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant Maze, local chef David…

Return to Western Port

There are snatches of blue water you can see through the old gum trees as you drive along Paringa Road. Tumble-down apple sheds line the…

The Kilns

In recent years standards in quality Australian architectural design have moved in positive leaps and bounds. Today, structures not only fit harmoniously within their surroundings,…

Movida Aqui Basque Cider House Launch

The annual Victorian cider pressing season is coming to an end and to celebrate Movida Aqui Melbourne is recreating the atmosphere of the Basque Country’s traditional ciders…

Waldorf Salad with Smoked Walnuts and Apple Remoulade

Serves 6-8 4 Witlof ½ bunch celery, julienned 100g grapes Yileena Park Wines (Yarra Valley) Smoked Walnuts Apple remoulade (see recipe below) Parsley leaves ¼…

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…

Free-Range Egg Thousand Island Dressing

1. In a bowl add one or two free-range egg yokes. 2. Add one teaspoon of Dijon mustard. 3. Whisk vigorously by hand the egg…

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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.