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Rosa’s Canteen Opens

This autumn, Sicilian chef Rosa Mitchell opened her new restaurant, Rosa’s Canteen, in the heart of Melbourne’s legal district. We caught up with her just…

Blue Swimmer Crab Poached Ravioli with Yarra Valley Trout Caviar

Serves 4 Nage Stock – Makes 2 litres  3 brown onions roughly chopped 1 leek, washed and roughly chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 6…


Richard Estes, Downtown, 1978, Oil on Canvas, 122 x 152 cm Photo © museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien Loan by Österreichischen Ludwig Stiftung An…

Hidden Costa Brava

The midday sun is delightfully warm, never scorching; the air is softly humid. Sweet scents drift in the sea breeze and bright colours are everywhere….

La Fiera Festival 2015 – Myrtleford Victoria

Up in the Ovens Valley the people of Myrtleford are getting ready for their 7th annual La Fiera festival to celebrate the region’s Italian cultural…

Beechworth Blossoms

Jazz and classical music concerts are some of the treats in store at Beechworth’s iconic George Kerferd Hotel over the coming months. Chris Nuck is…

Snowline Hotel’s Venison Burger

Over the past three years the Snowline Hotel Harrietville’s head chef Kurt Adam has steered its menu from award-winning ‘parma’ palace to a newly evolving…

Bench Testing Fragrant Reds Pt. 1

Popular, affordable bottle shop brands vs boutique cellar door wines. I have a confession to make. When I walk into my local supermarket bottle shop,…

Adelphi Melbourne #45 – Essentials Top 100 Australia & NZ Travel 2015

Lolly Pop, Lolly Pop: It’s difficult to read that expression – is she lost in a sea of intoxication or is she working up to…

Freeman on Ford No. #45 – Essentials Top 100 Travel 2015

Beechworth is rightly known as the “Elegant Dame.” Taking in the historic sites, the stunningly preserved examples of Victorian architecture – you can almost hear…

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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..

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