Breakfast roundup #3 – Babka bakery cafe

As you might have noticed this is one of several occasions where I have ventured out on breakfast excursions solo. It is strange to say, quite relaxing and facilitating for my food-photography practices. Today (*ahem, I mean in November) I head down to this little café-bakery on Brunswick St, long since etched in the heart … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #2 – Replete Providore

Having breakfast after working all night is akin to getting a hangover cure. In both instances one has hardly slept, though obviously differentiated by levels of circulating ethanol. This suburban gem has been at the heart of Hawthorn for quite a number of years now, and so leads one to think naively that it would … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #1 – De Clieu

Sleek, with polished concrete, and yet mildly botanical. Menu is rather hip, presented on a clipboard with items you just want to grab off the page and eat. De Clieu offers a selection from Mark Dundon’s seven seeds range, coffee here is always a reliable choice. The latte is velvety and mellow with a waft … Continue reading

Maha Bar and Grill

Alright. Ze blog is now back in action! Please stay tuned for a swirl of catch up posts from late 2011, and also a string from my munchings around Japan. First up the dark and moody Maha Bar and Grill. The menu brings elements of Mediterranean and Middle East together for a banquet style dining … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY – Tickets to IGA World’s Longest Lunch

for your chance to revel in a leisurely three course lunch extravaganza alongside Melbourne foodies on a 500-metre white-clothed table… in South Yarra


Perfect strawberries

Postcard from Japan #5

Light, delicate and absolutely moreish tempura lotus. I think I had way too much at this one sitting… For more postcards from Japan >>> 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6


Guess where this is? And can you guess what I ate here? I’ll give you a clue – its long, thin and sits in a bowl of soup. For more postcards from Japan >>> 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6


Kiyomizu temple at the edge of a cliff. For more postcards from Japan >>> 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6


Tofu is unbelievably smooth and velvety in Japan. For more postcards from Japan >>> 1 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Postcard from Japan #1

Hello all. Hope all is well. It has been some time since I last posted. This was supposed to be a “hello from Japan”, being a series of postcards intended to be shared with everyone whilst travelling across Japan, but have taken much longer to edit and publish than I had anticipated. There will be a … Continue reading

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