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Jazz Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Finally, a new Melbourne hotel, comfortable, clean and designed with jazz lovers in mind – it’s our kinda joint! Truly a much-needed addition to Melbourne’s…

Rise of the Regionals

A wave of small airlines is casting a new network across regional Australia A fall in the price of smaller aircraft, upgrades in regional airports and…

Life on Mayfair – Mayfair Hotel & Mayflower Restaurant, Adelaide

Bethany Finn understands essence of fine dining hospitality like few others. Having crafted perhaps Australia’s finest classic British- and European-influenced dining menus for Adelaide’s 5-star…

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Spicy Citrus Dukka

¼ piece of broccoli, cut into large florets ¼ piece of cauliflower, cut into large florets 2 tbsp Rainforest Heart Spicy Citrus Dukka 3 tbsp…

Song Kitchen Sydney

Satisfying Mediterranean-inspired bistro supports a worthy cause. Amid the hustle of inner-city Sydney, just south of Hyde Park, is a stylish, feel-good little haven. Song…

Kangaroo Carpaccio with Native Dukka

pickled beetroot, persimmon and macadamia nut Serves 4 2 kangaroo fillet pieces, approximately 200g each 2 tbsp Australian extra-virgin olive oil for pan-searing ¼ cup…

Artisan: Married to the Sea

Married to the Sea Ceramics, based in the seaside town of Sunshine Beach, (near Noosa Heads) Queensland, produces handmade stoneware and porcelain pieces using Australian…

Farewell: The Henry Austin

Now tell me,’ says The Henry Austin’s owner, Max Mason, ‘what was the worst part of your meal.’ Flummoxed by the question and thoroughly impressed…

Essentials – The Australian Issue launches today, August 3

Live well – That’s Essential! Life should be lived well - exploring the new, enjoying the Earth’s natural beauty, eating food prepared with thought and...

Truffled Arancini

with a Salad of Sautéed Mushrooms, Fennel and Radicchio and Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette Makes approximately 20 arancini Arancini 1L (4 cups) good quality vegetable stock…

Essentials Magazine Australia:

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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.