Food Salvation: Innovator Rustik Café & Foodstore

It’s early autumn, the coffee machine is humming and there’s a positive feel in the room as yet another packed-lunch service begins at Benalla’s Rustik…

Art Month Sydney: The Beautiful Abstraction of Yioryios Papayioryiou – CHROMA/ΧΡΩΜΑ

If you’re a fan of modernist sculpture, and can cast your mind back far enough (if you’re old enough I guess), you might recall a…

Kefir Crêpes with smoked salmon, pickled onion, sour cream and herbs

Crêpes are not as complex to make as one might think.  These very thin and delicate French variations of the humble pancake can be  quickly…

Rone’s ‘Empire’ at Burnham Beeches – Art that Celebrates the Decline into Ruin

There’s something inexplicably powerful about Empire – an art installation project that has transformed the 1930s Dandenong Ranges mansion Burnham Beeches into a living, breathing…

Summer at Provenance, Beechworth

We’re sitting in Provenance restaurant admiring the simplified new interior and listening to the playlist. Chef Michael Ryan puts as much effort into his music…

Pickled Octopus with buckwheat, chilli, pea and mustard flowers

If you’re a little afraid of not knowing exactly how to cook fresh octopus and are concerned about spending big dollars on a complex cooking…

Fine Australian Wines: The Best of Beechworth

Some of the best names in the business share similar terroir – famous free-draining granite and loamy soils that produce top wines that are celebrated…

Dining in a Golden Glow: The Ox and Hound

It’s early evening and the warm glow of the bistro spills out from the broad verandah into the street. Inside, the Edison lamps bathe the…

Summer Recipe: Spiced Cauliflower & Quark Tart

Artisan dairy producer Andre Kogut, for the past 12 years, has been making premium organic cheeses at his Blue Bay dairy in Mornington, south of…

Mirka has left the Easel – Melbourne Artist Ivan Durrant on Culinary/Arts Icons Mirka and Georges Mora

Arriving in 1951 from Paris, Mirka and Georges Mora transformed the Melbourne food and art scene. Their cafés and restaurants offered sophisticated food and their…