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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…

Paringa Estate’s Cool-climate Chef

Chef Julian Hills looks out of the window of the dining room at Paringa Estate Winery. He shares the same view through the kitchen pass…

Fresh TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays Asia Pacific announces new leadership team including Group General Manager Duncan Thomson and chef Sunny Gilbert from MoVida. Together they’re revitalising the Australian…

Popolo’s Striking Balance

As Melbourne and Sydney’s upmarket eateries tweak their offerings, jostling to maintain market share, one Sydney restaurant strikes a clever balance without stooping to the…

In Love with Blue Bay Kefir

Andre Kogut is a gentle man with a generous smile and a burning passion for kefir. He has been producing one of the best-fermented foods…

Best & Worst Airline Food

Smother it with sauce, serve it with shiraz, pass the salt: it’s a case of reheat and repeat down the back of the plane. A lifetime…

Taste of the Tropics

Sleepy Townsville is firmly on travellers’ radar at the moment with the news that budget airline Tigerair zips into town on a new Melbourne-Townsville route…

Banksii Sydney: A Botanical Expedition in Barangaroo

What do the explorer and botanist Joseph Banks and vermouth have in common? They’re both celebrated at Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro, Sydney’s first vermouth…

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Why? Because we love it! - Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels and more!

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.