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Meeting a MOF – Maison Christian Faure in Montreal

20/04/2015 | By

Maison Christian Faure pastries

Up until about four years ago I had no idea what a MOF was and if you’d suggested that a movie about pastry chefs would be gripping viewing I would have scoffed unkindly.

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Win a Double Pass to Adelaide’s Cellar Door Wine Festival!

30/01/2015 | By

Adelaide's Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015

Adelaide’s Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015

Well the Christmas tree has been packed away, the holidays are over, the kids are back in school, January is almost done and we are all back to the grind. But just when you thought there wasn’t anything to look forward to Adelaide’s Cellar Door Festival pops up from 20-22 February 2015 – in just a few weeks!

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Hill of Grace Restaurant Launch

08/09/2014 | By

There’s no doubt about it – there are some days when I feel that perhaps the gods are smiling on me. Certainly, the day I opened the post and found my invitation to the launch of Adelaide’s Hill of Grace Restaurant was one of those days.

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The Salopian Inn – Giving Gin Palaces a Good Name!

11/07/2014 | By

When once asked about her longevity, that splendid woman Julia Child attributed it to “red meat and gin”. When it came to gastronomy old Julia wasn’t wrong about much and I’m happy to take my guidance from her in these things, particularly in the case of a good drop of gin.

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Manila Eats – Dining Filipino Style

14/04/2014 | By

My recent visit to Manila was short, but sweet. Sweet because the fondness for sugar over there is incredible, but also because – even during my very short visit – I got to eat often and really well. If you’re headed to Manila and are looking for dining tips, start here!

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Win an Australia Post Legends of Cooking Gift Pack

03/02/2014 | By

For a brief period in my childhood,and with the encouragement of my mother, I collected stamps. I’m not sure if children still do that these days and I know mine certainly have shown no interest in philately at all, but it kept me quiet and was a cheap hobby as family and friends were happy to save their stamps for me. As you can imagine, it wasn’t a particularly exciting collection as Australian stamps back then mostly just had a picture of the queen on them. Well, like so much in modern culture, stamp collecting has been “sexed up”, the queen has been ditched and Australia Post now looks to Australian legends to grace our mail.

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