Melbourne’s Best Dumplings

Foodies! I have been so terribly neglectful, but the good news is I have well and truly settled into my new home here in Australia’s food capital. I’ve been scouring the city and the ‘burbs for the best of everything, and in my first installment of “Melbourne’s Best” I’ve got you some tiny packages of…

Food Lovers Italy: Lazio

Italy and her food is in my blood. It’s my heritage, my grandmother taught me to cook without recipes and using measurements that only make sense to her. It’s a fine art of balancing those old traditions with finding new ways of over hauling a food culture that has been passed down through generations of…

London’s Best Afternoon Teas

A pot of tea, scones with jam and cream, dainty cakes and finger sandwiches. Nothing is more quintessentially British than afternoon tea in London. And there is an afternoon tea to suit all tastes and budgets. AFTERNOON TEA CRUISE – CITY CRUISES Can you think of a more civilised way of passing an afternoon than…

Melbourne by Markets

I’ve been missing my home in Melbourne a lot lately. More so than usual, and what I have missed the most is just being able to pop into Queen Vic Markets for some supplies, and then finding a patch of grass and having a picnic. Or finding some rare treasure at the North Melbourne Markets….

Perth’s Secret Bars

Every city has their version of the secret bars these days, it’s like hipster heaven to be able to be the only one that knows the password, or where the secret phone box door is. But Perth has often been behind the times when it comes to hanging with the cool kids like Melbourne and…

Swan Valley Delights

Everyone who knows me will tell you, I enjoy a glass of vino or five. Luckily for my thirst, and not so lucky for my wallet, I live less than a half hour’s drive from an award winning wine valley. The Swan Valley, less than an hour from the centre of Perth, is home to…

Ultimate Sri Lanka for Tea Addicts

A Little History Lesson It started with a single camellia sinesis plant brought from China in 1824 by the British, who had colonized the island then known as Ceylon in 1801. The plant was to be displayed in the Royal Botanical Gardens outside Kandy; but it has since grown into a $1.5 billion export business for…

Traditional Christmas Dishes to Feed Your Wanderlust

I recently had a chat with Amanda Kendle from NotABallerina about what it’s like to travel at Christmas, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about all the different customs we have around the world for this time of the year. Being a traditionally Western concept, it’s unusual to experience Christmas in a country…

Global dishes to shatter your comfort zone

Do you eat comfortably? Me too, especially when I’m at home. I get stuck in a avo-on-toast rut for weeks, and then I suddenly get something in my mouth that shatters my comfort zone to pieces. I was thinking about all the weird and wonderful things I’ve eaten when I’ve been traveling and how so…

Istanbul Food Adventure

Istanbul’s food has been refined over centuries of recipes handed down from one generation to the next, and is often treated more reverently than any museum collection. Turkish food is comforting, honest and simple – much like the Turkish people themselves. It has a rustic yet sophisticated base, with flavours that seem to explode in…

Luxury Eats: POLLEN

Located in the Flower Dome at Singapore’s new Gardens by the Bay, POLLEN is more than an expensive meal out. It’s a holistic food experience, with unique gourmet offerings that had been thoughtfully laid out by head chef, Angelo Rosso. Rosso has worked with such esteemed household names as Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and…