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Help needed to support Streetsmart charities

In a world with big budgets and high overheads, Streetsmart is one of those charities that helps the small and local, roping in cafes and restaurants to support often forgotten frugal local causes. On Monday 9th November its 2009, running until Christmas Streetsmart’s campaign kicks off. The idea is that diners leave an extra $2 for Streetsmart, which distributes the funds to local homeless-related charities, the kind that only really need a few thousand dollars. It isn’t a big charity […]

Food blogs, Melbourne

Win tickets to Julie & Julia movie

TTo celebrate the launch of Julie and Julia I’m giving away ten double passes for the film – 5 double passes for the sneak preview weekend coming up this 3 to 4 October. And 5 double passes for the theatrical season which starts on October 8. The story is compelling, adapted from the book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which came from her blog which she started back in 2002. It’s probably the dream […]

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Vietnamese BBQ winners

Finally we have winners of Vietnamese BBQs. In true Vietnamese style I shall try and pile all ten on to my bicycle and deliver them across town, assuming it’s good weather and my legs don’t give out. Oh, hell some may have to go by car. I still have a couple to give away but here the first winners (Simply post a recipe on your blog, twitter or comments): Thermomix As I mentioned I still have memories of Cha Ca […]

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Melbourne’s top food and drink blogs

Today it is four years since I started this blog and decided to update my list of the top food and drink bloggers in Melbourne. Out of the 80 or so I listed two years ago about 46 survive. The others have either moved interstate or abroad or just stopped. The list here is any blog that has updated in the past six months. I’ve also included some commercial food and wine blogs. I’m certain that some blogs have been […]

Books, Drinks, Food blogs, Ingredients & produce, Paraphernalia

Stuff white people like: the very special food and beverage edition

Admit it, these apply to you too. The other week Christian Lander the author of the blog and now best selling bookStuff White People Like was in town. Basically Stuff White People Like is a bit like Top Trumps for White People. I’ll trump you some Murray River Salt and an Ortiz anchovy over your iodised salt and a pilchard. The same goes for my imported Arneis ($75) over yours from the King Valley ($20). Bearing in mind the readership […]

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Sorry about the spam. Others who may have taken our mailing list please take note

Some bloggers want to receive press releases, samples and invites. Others don’t. What is annoying to everybody is when they receive mass mailings and communications from marketing and PR people who haven’t really bothered to do their research on what your name is or the kind of stuff you write about. The rules for any company engaging bloggers, twitterers or anybody on a social media site have been on my mind for a couple of reasons. First a few PR […]

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Australian Food Bloggers Conference: ideas and sponsors wanted

It all started with an idea from Reemski from I am obsessed with food who set up an Australian (and let’s make that NZ too) Foodbloggers Google Group to discuss the idea of an Australian Foodbloggers’ Conference modelled on the not so International one in the US. I’ve also set up a group Google spreadsheet with food blog details so we can get an up-to-date breakdown of blogs. You can enter your details on this form. If you want admin […]

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Food media and bloggers drawn to twitter

Remember the days when continually old media bagged food bloggers? The same thing isn’t happening with Twitter, a cross between texting and direct messaging – in a way a microblog. Could it be – to the media at least – that Twitter is the acceptable face of social media? Or is it because Twitter is so simple to use that it is really easy to understand? If you haven’t used it, the idea is you post a 140 character message […]

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Menu for Hope V deadline extended to year end

Merry Christmas or, perhaps, Festivus. The good news this Christmas day is that Pim has extended the deadline for buying tickets from First Giving for Menu of Hope V until 30 December her time. That’s new year’s eve if you are in Asia Pacific. So far on Christmas morning $36,025 has been raised. There are plenty of great prizes locally and internationally (though you should check whether or not they can be posted to your region) and great odds for […]

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Menu for Hope: the Asia Pacific prize round-up !UPDATED!

List updated 20.12.08 10.30am Menu for Hope has launched. By joining in you can help in a small way to help end hunger in the third world and win prizes at the same time. After raising nearly $100,000 last year food blogger Pim Tchamuanvivit has again chosen to support the UN World Food Programme school lunch program in Lesotho. How can you help? All you need to do is buy a US$10 raffle ticket for prizes at First Giving or […]